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 war debt
What is smuggling?
It's importing and exporting without paying taxes
What was George Greenville's first action in the colonies? (To combat what?)
He wants to fight smuggling
What are the writs of assistance?
Documents that permitted searches by custom officers looking for smuggled goods
How was the Sugar Act supposed to stop smuggling?
It lowered the tax on molasses to try and convince people to stop smuggling.
What was the problem for the colonists with the Sugar Act? (What British law was contradicted?)
British officers were allowed to seize goods from smugglers without going to court.
What was the Stamp Act?
Placed a tax on almost all printed material 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 the Nolichucky Rivers by regulators that lost at the Battle of Alamance?
The Watauga Settlement
Who owned the ship Liberty?
What event did the Colonists use as an example of propaganda?
The Boston Masacre
What is information designed to influence opinion?
How many people were killed at the Boston Masacre?
What Acts were repelled due to the Boston Masacre?
The Townshed Act
What occurs when only one company controls a product?
What event was a response to the Tea Act of 1773?
The Boston Tea Party
During the time of the Boston Tea Party most colonists considered themselves to be part of what empire?
The British 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?
The Intolerable Acts
Were the Coercive Acts successful in isolating Boston?
They were harsh laws intended to punish Massachusetts citizens...NO
What was the name of the best militias in Masschuttes?'
What was Paul Revere famous for shouting ?
The Regulars Are Out
What battle featured the "shot heard around the world "
The Battle of Lexington
Who was under command of the colonial troops at Bunker Hiil?
What is William Prescott's famous quote from this battle?
"Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes"
What did the British find out after the Battle of Bunker Hill?
That defeating the British won't be quick or easy
Who were the 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?
Declaration of Independence
What expressed the colonists desire for peace?
The Olive Branch Petition
What pamphlet did Thomas Paine write?
What does Paine believe the colonists should be 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?