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1

Why did Americans protest the Tea Act?

They didn't want to pay tax.

2

How did Britain respond to the Boston Tea Party.

They punished the colonists with the Intolerable Acts.

3

Why did fighting break out at Lexington and Concord?

British troop wanted to seize the arms in Concord. They met some minuteman in Lexington and ordered them to leave. A shot rang out and began a struggle between the British redcoats and minuteman.

4

What is a militia?

An army of citizens who serve as soldiers during an emergency.

5

Who was a minuteman?

A troop from the Colonists that had to be prepared to fight in a minute's notice.

6

Identify The British East India Company.

A company that bought Tea in Southern Asia and then sold it to the colonial merchants.

7

Identify the Intolerable Acts.

- British closed harbor
- Colonists could not have meeting more than a year
- Go to Britain to be tried
- British soldiers could stay at your house

8

Identify the First Continental Congress.

Group of colonists that met to talk about what to do about the Intolerable Acts.