Flashcards in Chapter 5 Deck (41):
What does salutary neglect mean?
Not strictly enforcing most laws
Why did England place a number of taxes (acts) against the colonists?
To pay off the war debt
Importing or exporting goods without paying taxes
What was George Grenville's first actions in the colonies? (To combat what?)
To get rid if smuggling
What are the writs of assistance?
Court document allowing customs officers to enter a location to search for smuggled goods
How was the Sugar Act supposed to stop smuggling?
Lowered taxes on molasses to try and convince people to stop smuggling in 1764
What was the problem for the colonists with the Sugar Act? (What British law was contradicted?)
"Innocent until proven guilty"
What was the Stamp Act?
When they placed a tax on almost all printed materials in the colonies
Who persuaded the House of Burgesses to take action against the Stamp Act?
What was the name of the settlement created between the Holston and Nolichucky Rivers by regulators that last at the Battle of Alamance
Who owned the ship "liberty"
By John Hancock
What event did the Colonists use as an example of propaganda?
What is information designed to influence opinion?
How many people were killed at the Boston Massacre?
What Acts were repealed due to the Boston Massacre?
What occurs when only one company controls a product?
What event was a response to the Tea Act of 1773?
Boston Tea Party
During the time of the Boston Tea Party most colonists considered themselves to be part of what empire
As a punishment for the Boston Tea Party, what did King George III impose upon Massachusetts?
What were these acts called by the colonists?
Were the Coercive Acts successful in isolating Boston?
What is the name of the best militias in Massachusetts?
What was Paul Revere famous for shouting?
"The regulars are out"
What battle featured the “shot heard ‘round the world”?
Who was under command of the colonial troops at Bunker Hill?
What is his famous quote from this battle?
"Don't fire until you see the white of their eyes"
What did the British find out after the Battle of Bunker Hill?
That defeating the Americans wouldn't be quick or easy
Who were people who considered the unfair taxes upon the colonies not good reasons to rebel?
Who were determined to fight the British until independence is gained?
Who headed up the first post office in America?
What was created by the Second Continental Congress to better organize military efforts?
What expressed the colonists desire for peace?
Olive Branch Petition
What pamphlet did Thomas Paine write?
What does Paine believe the colonies should be a refuge from?
Tyrants and Persecution
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
What day was the Declaration of Independence accepted/approved?
July 4th, 1776
What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence?
To explain why the colonies chose to form a new nation
Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
What is the introduction of the Declaration of Independence called?
Did the Declaration of Independence explain why the colonies chose to form a new nation?