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What does salutary neglect mean?

Enforcing most laws

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What is the sugar act.

Lowered the tax on molasses to try and convince people to stop smuggling in 1764

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What was the purpose of the D.O.L?

To explain why the colonists chose to farm a new nation

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What does Paine believe the colonies should be a refuge from?

That the colonists should be a refuge from tryants and persecution.

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Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?

John Hancock

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What is the introduction of the Declaration of Independence called?

Preamble

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What was rung on July 8, 1774 at the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence?

Libertys bell

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What is his famous quote from this battle?

Don't fire until you see the whites of there eyes

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Who owned the ship Liberty?

John Hancock

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What is smuggling?

Importing or exporting without paying taxes

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What are the writs of assistance?

Documents that permitted searches by customer officers looking for smuggling goods.

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How was the Sugar Act supposed to stop smuggling?

Lowered the taxes in molasses

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What was the Stamp Act?

Placed a tax on almost all printed matireal in the colonists.

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How many people were killed at the Boston Massacre?

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