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150 men dumped 342 chests of tea into the harbor as a demonstration of protest
Boston Tea Party
treaty that made Great Britain the dominant power in North America
Treaty of Paris of 1763
Put new customs duties on glass, lead, paper, paint, and tea imported into the colonies
Townshend Acts
British troops killed 5 colonists, ended up repealing all townshend acts except for tea
The Boston Massacre
extended Quebec\'s boundries
Quebec Act
war fought between Britain and France over the Ohio River valley
French and Indian War
settlement between America and Britain
Treaty of Paris (Sept. 3, 1783)
halted colonial expansion west of the Appalacian Mountains
Proclamation Act of 1763
spread of French and Indian War to Europe
Seven Years War
created favorable business terms for British East India Company
Tea Act
part of the Intolerable Acts, this one punished colonies and expanded the powers of General Thomas Gage
Coercive Acts
obligated colonists to provide shelter for British troops
Quartering Act of 1765
required stamps to be bought and placed on most printed materials. **first direct tax Britain placed on colonists
Stamp Act of 1765
group of representatives from 9 colonies that issued the Declaration of Rights and Grievances
Stamp Act Congress
argued that representatives elected by colonists should be the only people allowed to tax them, no taxation without representation
Declaration of Rights and Grievances
raised taxes on imports of raw sugar and molasses, as well as silk, wine coffee, and indigo
Sugar Act of 1764
asserted loyalty to the king and urged him to peacefully settle greivances
Olive Branch Petition
turning point of the Revolutionary War
taxes on imports/exports
custom duties
created to communicate with one another and coordinate strategy, based on a suggestion by Thomas Jefferson
Committees of Correspondence
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