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Unit 2 A New Nation
Chapter Four
+Boston Massacre- 1770, British soldiers plainly opened fire without command.

+Crispus Attucks – A.American Dockhand that died during the Boston Massacre

+Stamp Act- Direct Tax on paper items except for stamps ironically.

+Samuel Adams- leader of the Sons of Liberty, in debt, failed businessman, public enemy number 1 to crown.

+Sons of Liberty- radical group to go on offense against the Stamp Act. They secretly met.

+boycott- basically saying that they are not going to buy anything more from a group of people.

+Townshend Acts- 1767 Taxes on building materials; lead, glass, paint, etc. Indirect Tax.

+John Hancock- Notorious smuggler and rich because of it.

+Boston tea Party- Taxes except on tea repealed by 1773. They, inspired by SADAMS to dump 90,000 pounds of tea.

+British East India Company- Didn’t have to pay the taxes and inspired SADAMS to dump their tea.

+Intolerable Acts- created because of the BTP, and the port of Boston is closed, town meetings are limited to once a month.

+Quartering Act- authorized British commanders to house soldiers in vacant private homes and other buildings. In hand with Intolerable Acts (George III)

+martial law- Thomas Gage (BRIT) appointed governor of MA (British militia commander in chief)

+First Continental Congress- Sept 1774 COMMITTEES of CORRESPONDENCE, 56 delegates, drew up declaration of colonial rights.

+minutemen- civilian soldiers that were preparing with gunpowder and firearms, ready to fight against the Brit forces. Hancock/Adams hidden...

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