to refuse to buy one or more goods from a certain source. An organized refusal by many people is also called a boycott
the unjust use of government power
to take back, or to cancel, a law
a small army made up of ordinary citizens who are trained to fight in an emergency
to put in place by authority, such a law, tax, or punishment
breaking an established rule or law
Pamphlet that encouraged the Colonists to fight the British
the document written to declare the American colonies as an independent nation, free from British rule
rights common to everyone, as opposed to those given by law
a course of action taken by a government
a formal, written request made to an official person or organization
Basic and important
Americans had learned to govern themselves. Each colony elected its own
assembly. Like the British Parliament, the assemblies had the power to pass laws and to create and collect
taxes. Each assembly also decided how the colony's tax money should be spent.
Before conflict with the British began, Americans had less
freedom to run their own affairs than ordinary people in any country in Europe. Self-government was not offered to settlers.
As the colonies grew, settlers began to dream of moving across the Appalachian Mountains and into
the Ohio Valley—the region between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. This caused conflict between the British and the French. George Washington was able to use the opportunity to prove himself as a soldier.
Washington's whistling bullets were the first shots in a conflict known as the French and Indian War.
This war was part of a long struggle between the French and Native Americans for territory and power.
Pick two statements that are true.