Empire and Resistance, 1763–1776

The __________ brought together representatives from 12 of the colonies to discuss their repsonse to the Coercive Acts.

Thomas Jefferson wrote the __________ with help from John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

British troops shot down Crispus Attucks and four other colonists in the __________.

The English opposition party that opposed excessive royal power was known as the __________.

During the __________, colonists, dressed as Indians, protested the Tea Act by dumping 90,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor.

From the Stamp Act protests onward, the __________ often organized crowd actions and enforced consumer boycotts.

Colonists routinely ignored the __________, streaming over the Appalachians to settle in the 1760s.

In response to the Boston Tea Party, Parliament passed the __________.

Colonists protested the __________ not just because of its tax on paper, but also because they viewed it as a new, direct tax.

Colonists resented the new taxes on paint, lead, glass, tea, and paper that were part of the __________.

After the Battle of Bunker Hill and taking of Forrt Ticonderoga, the Continental Congress had still not settled on independence, as the __________ makes clear.

Between salutary neglect and the defiance of colonists, the __________ were rarely enforced during the first hundred years after Parliament passed the first of these laws.