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Law of nature

Contains universally obligatory standards of justice and would prevail in the absence of man made law

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Sovereignty

Authority

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Writs of assistance

General warrants

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After 1763

British exerted more control over American colonies

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Britain incurred large debts to gain its victory over the

French in the Seven years war

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Proclamation act forbade colonial authorities to allow

Settlement on Indian lands wear is Appalachian mts

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Proclamation act aimed at reducing

Costs of protecting colonists from wars produced with native Americans

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Stamp act introduced a

Tax on the colonists by imposing duties on stamps needed for official documents

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Quartering act required colonists to

Shelter British troops in their homes

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New trade restrictions and taxes meant the

Loss of money for some colonists

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Colonists understanding of

Representative government was challenged

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Colonists believed that tax laws should be passed only in

Their colonial legislatures, where they were represented

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Small groups in each colony were convinced that

Large crowds prepared to act forcefully could successfully resist the stamp act

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Sons of liberty

Engaged in political agitation that precipitated crowd action

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Representatives from colonies met in the

Stamp act to organize resistance

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Parliament repealed stamp act but passed

Declaratory act which asserted britains power and authority over the colonies

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Townsend revenue acts

Levied new taxes on items such as tea paper and glass

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Group of American women called the daughters of liberty led boycotts of

English foods and produced products that would help colonists become economically independent

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Writs of assistance gave parliament officials

Authority to search and seize colonial property

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British sent troops to

Maintain order and facilitate tax collection

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Boston massacre

Five colonists killed in conflict with British troops in Boston

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Boston massacre convinced Americans that British government

Was prepared to use military force

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Tea act reassert re parliaments right to

Tax colonists and led to Boston tea party after townshend acts were repealed

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Boston tea party

Colonists boarded British ships and dumped 45 tons of tea into the Boston harbor

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British responded to Boston tea party with

Intolerable acts
Punitive acts that closed Boston harbor to all trade

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Colonists formed committees of correspondence to

Publicize colonial opposition and to organize resistance

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Each colony, except Georgia, sent representatives to a meeting in Philadelphia to decide

Response to the actions of the British government in 1774 (first continental congress)

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Benjamin Franklin drafted a

Resolution for the congress

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First continental Congress's voted to

Impose a ban on trade with Britain

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Their goal was to force Britain to change its polices but British officials simply considered the nam an

Irresponsible refinance of authority and ordered the arrest of some leading colonists in mass