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(Unit 5) Road to Revolution-5th Grade

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the French and Indian War

a war in the mid 1700's between France (and Indians) against Britain.

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fort

buildings and land protected by a tall wall and often lookout towers

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treaty

a signed agreement between two countries

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allies

people who work together to help each other solve problems or fight together against another group

Example: The French and Indians were allies.

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power

the ability to control or influence others

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authority

the right to use power or to influence or control others

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independence

gaining freedom from another country and becoming your own country

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proclamation

an order from a leader

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import

a good that a country or region buys from another country or region

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boycott

when people refuse to have dealings or trade with another person or company in order to show disapproval

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Committees of Correspondence

groups that formed in order to communicate between the colonies

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grievances

complaints

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writs of assistance

search warrants that allowed someone to search for smuggled goods without any evidence

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perspective

how a person looks at a problem or an event

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representative government

a form of democracy where people choose representatives to make decisions for them

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quarter

to provide shelter and supplies to soldiers

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liberty

another word for freedom

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treason

betraying one's country

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Sons of Liberty

a network or secret organizations formed to protest the Stamp Act

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massacre

the killing of a large number of people who are usually helpless

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monopoly

complete control of a product or service

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Minutemen

special members or the militia who were supposed to be ready in a minute to fight

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freedom of assembly

the right to meet with others

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militia

units of soldiers that began in towns and villages

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chronological order

time sequence

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timeline

a diagram that shows the order in which events happened

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government by consent

people have to agree to be governed

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right to petition

the right to issue a written request or complaint to an authority

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repeal

to take back a law or act

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loyalists

colonists who remained loyal to the king

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patriots

colonists who protested against the British

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Circular Letter

a letter that moved around from colony to colony