Toward Independence

TAX
contribution to state revenue
BOYCOTT
Withdraw from commercial or social relations
IMPORT
bring in goods or services from another country
REPEAL
Revoke or annul
SMUGGLE
Move goods illegally into or out of the country
LIBERTY
The state of being free in a society
MILITIA
Military force made up of civilian population
POLITICS
the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area
ECONOMY
the wealth and resources of a country or region
SOCIETY
a community of people living together
LOYALIST
citizens who were loyal to the British government
PATRIOTS
citizens who considered themselves American
TEA ACT
made British East India Trading Company tea cheaper than smuggled tea
INTOLERABLE ACTS
Designed to punish patriots for the Boston Tea Party
QUARTERING ACT
Colonist were required to provide food and housing to British soldiers
STAMP ACT
required a tax on any sheet of paper used in the colonies
TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
Citizens taxed without the right to voice their opinions
MINUTEMEN
Soldiers who were ready for battle in 60 seconds

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