to spin yarn linen or wool into threads and then weave into fabric for clothes

To spin yarn linen or wool into threads and then

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to spin yarn, linen, or wool into threads and then weave into fabric for clothes known as “homespun” Homespun - clothes that were entirely made at home by women Virginia Resolves - (1765) a series of resolutions inspired by Patrick Henry. He declared that Virginians were entitled to all the rights of Englishmen, who could be taxed only by their own elected representatives. Stamp Act Congress - (1765)Massachusetts invited the other colonies assemblies to send delegates to meet in NY to discuss their opposition to the Stamp Act. 9 responded and they formulated a protest to Parliament called the Declaration of the Rights and Grievances of the Colonies. Declaration of Rights and Grievances - The delegates of the Stamp Act Congress insisted that they would accept no taxes being imposed on them with their own consent, given personally, or by their representatives. Declaratory Act - (1766) an act in response to the repeal of the Stamp Act that asserted the power of Parliament to govern the colonies in all cases whatsoever. Charles Townshend - guiding force and aide to Prime Minister William Pitt’s ear, the treasury chief whose “abilities were superior to those of all men, and his judgement below that of any man” Townshend Acts - (1767) Parliamentary measures to extract more revenue from the colonies Revenue Act 1767 - taxed colonial imports of glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea, was the most hated of the Townshend Acts Samuel Adams - a fiery organizer of the Sons of Liberty, one of the most radical rebels, born in Boston Adams-Otis Letter - a letter that Samuel Adams and James Otis (the Boston Attorney) wrote to the other colonies. The letter restated the illegality of taxation without colonial representation in Parliament and invited the support of other colonies Loyalists - colonists who remained loyal to Britain before and during the Revolutionary War Patriots - Colonists who rebelled against British authority before and during the Revolutionary War Crispus Attucks - the first person killed at the Boston Massacre, a former slave who worked at the docks Boston Massacre (1770) - violent confrontation between British soldiers and a Boston mob on March 5th, 1770, in which five colonists were killed Gaspee Incident (1772)- a British warship ran aground while chasing smugglers, and its hungry crew went ashore and seized local sheep, hogs, and chickens. An angry crowd from the town then boarded the ship, shot the captain, removed the crew, and set fire to the vessel Committee of Correspondence - group organized by Samuel Adams to address American grievances, assert American rights, and form a network of rebellion. Lord North - prime minister for almost the entirety of the American Revolution Tea Act of 1773 - an act that allowed the British East India Company to send its tea directly to America without paying taxes. Basically Britain trying to purchase colonial submission with cheap tea.
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