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advisers of the King of England who set policies governing the American colonies.
Lawmaking body of England
chief executive of an English
lawmaking body elected by the people
elected body given the responsibility of making law.
gathering of towns people act upon town business; early form of government esp. in New England
local government in the southern colonies
justice of the peace
chief official of county court in the South
Sons of Liberty
organized on the idea of no taxation without representation
was a radical who helped found the sons of liberty and was the author of the circular letter
was cousin of Sam Adams. Lawyer who helped defend the soldiers in the Boston Massacre.
Englishmen for whom tax laws were named for.
made a famous engraving of the Boston Massacre; also made famous The British are coming
British law that placed a tax on all printed matter in the colonies.
Sons of Liberty
Patriot groups that fought against British author in the American colonies
British laws of 1767 that imposed taxes on colonial imports to pay British debts
tax on imports; in some countries also place on exports
tax on imports that was collected from shippers and paid by consumers in the form of higher prices
Plea issued by the Massachusettes legislature to other colonial assemblies that all colonists act together to resist taxation without representation
law passed in 1764 which taxed the colonists imports of sugar, wine, and coffee
tariff or tax placed on foreign goods brought into the country.
taxation without representation
argument by colonists that they were taxed by the British without being represented by parliament
incident between British soldiers and American in 1770 Boston in which several Americans were killed
vocabulary for Chapter 4