feared for their rights68.Navigation Acts-Between late the late 1600s and early 1700s, the British passed a series of laws to put pressure on the colonists to stay within the mercantilist system. set up admiralty courts to try violators - the Molasses Act of 1733 and enumerated goods are examples69.Molasses Act of 1733-British legislation which had taxed all molasses, rum, and sugar which the colonies imported from countries other than Britain and her colonies. The British had difficulty enforcing the tax; most colonial merchants did not pay it.70.Sugar Act-placed duties on foreign sugar. Its' chief purpose was to raise money for the crown. It strengthened theNavigation Acts and established Admiralty courts71.Quartering Act-This act required the colonists to provide food and living quarters for British soldiers stationed in the colonies72.Stamp Act-tax to raise funds to support British troops in the colonies, it was a direct tax which colonists resented73.Stamp Act Congress-had little effect but broke barriers and helped toward colonial unity74.Declaratory Act-Law that stated Parliament had the right "to bind" the colonies "in all cases whatsoever." It is important in history because it stopped the violence and rebellions against the tax on stamps. It restarted trade with Britain, which had temporarily stopped as a defiant reaction to the Stamp Act.75.Townshend Acts-revenue tax on tea, glass, and paper use to pay crown official in the colonies who would lose the "power of the purse" provided for writs of assistance to search for smugglers, suspended New York's assemblyfor defiance of the Quartering Act.76.Admiralty Courts-new courts established by the British to try smugglers in which had not juries - fueled animosity among the colonists77.Committees of Correspondence-America's response to the Intolerable Acts; considered ways of redressing colonial grievances, it called for a boycott of English goods78.First Continental Congress-All colonies but Georgia went to this Congress in Philadelphia in 1774 to determinehow the colonies should react to what, from their viewpoint, seemed to pose an alarming threat to their rights and liberties; no talk of secession from England, just wanted to protest parliamentary acts and restore the relationship they had with Britain before the French and Indian War79.“The Associations”-A document produced by the Continental Congress in 1775 that called for a complete boycott of British goods.80.Boston Tea Party-East India Co. tea cargo was dumped in the Boston harbor to protest the tea tax81.Intolerable Acts-passed after the Boston Tea Party, designed to chastise Boston in particular, closed the port untildamages were paid, brought colonies together to aid Boston82. Loyalists/Tories-Colonials loyal to the king during the American Revolution83.Continental-forming or belonging to a continent.
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