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Chapter 7 vocab - Admiralty courts- used to try offenders for violating the various navigation acts passed by the crown after french and indin war. Colonists argued that the courts encroached on their rights as Englishmen since they lacked juries and placed the burden of proof on the accused. -Battle of Lexington and Concord- the first battles of the revolutionary war, fought outside of Boston. The colonial militia successfully defended their stores of munitions, forcing the British to retreat to Boston. -Boston massacre- 1770, a clash between unruly Bostonian protesters ad locally stationed British redcoats, who fired on a jeering crowd, killing or wounding eleven citizens. -Boston tea party- 1773, rowdy protest against the British East India company newly acquired monopoly on the tea trade. Colonists, disguised as Indians, dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston harbor, prompting harsh sanctions from the British parliament. -Camp followers-women and children who followed the continental army during the American revolution, providing vital services such as cooking and sewing in return for rations. -Committees of correspondence- 1772 and after, local committees established across Massachusetts, and later in each of the thirteen colonies, to maintain colonial opposition to British policies through the exchange of letters and pamphlets. -Daughters of liberty- patriotic groups that played a central role in agitating against the stamp act and enforcing non-importation agreements. -Declaratory act- 1766, passed alongside the repeal of the stamp act, it reaffirmed parliaments unqualified sovereignty over the North American colonies. -First continental congress- 1774, convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that convened in Philadelphia to craft a response to the intolerable acts. Delegates established the association, which called for a complete boycott of British goods.
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