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Chapters 9-11 Vocabulary Directions: This week you are to read the definition of each word, then write a sentence using the word correctly in the sentence proving you know the meaning of the word. Regulators- People in the back country banded together to stop lawless acts.

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Regulators people in the back country banded together to stop lawless acts

Chapters 9-11 VocabularyDirections: This week you are to read the definition of each word, then writea sentence using the word correctly in the sentence proving you know the meaning of the word

  • Regulators- People in the back country banded together to stop lawless acts.

  • Civil strife- The fight within the colony between Native Americans and Colonists was an example of civil strife.

  • Massacre- The Paxton Boys took the law into their own hands and massacred the Conestoga Nation.

  • Caravan- Large groups of wagons traveled together for safety and protection into what was known as a caravan.

  • Conestoga- Many settlers traveled in Conestoga Wagons along the Conestoga road in their journey west to the frontier.

  • Flax- Flax and Cotton are used to make thread.

  • Loom- The loom is used to weave thread into cloth.

  • Revivalist- The revivalist preachers used a loud and simple style.

  • Frontier- The back country was also known as the frontier.

  • Circuit court- The Circuit courts decided to create parishes to help with rules and laws in towns and villages.

  • Provost Marshall- The Provost Marshall was located in Charleston and was set up to protect people from outlaws.

  • Writs Of Assistance- The British issued search warrants or writs to look for smuggled goods on colonial ships.

  • Sons of Liberty- Many unhappy men in the colonies like Gadsden joined and formed groups to protest British taxes called the Sons of Liberty.

  • Repeal- The British Parliament decided to repeal or take away the unfair stamp act tax.

  • Militia- Many men in the villages and towns joined a fighting force known as the militia.

  • Placemen- Unwanted British appointed officials were given the unpopular name of placemen.


Regulators people in the back country banded together to stop lawless acts

  • Continental Army- George Washington was made the commander of the Colonial or Continental Army.

  • Common Sense- Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet about independence called Common Sense.

  • Declaration of Independence- The Declaration of Independence was signed and put into force in 1776.

  • Patriot- The patriots were the men and women in favor of revolution against England.

  • Loyalists- Many colonists remained loyal to the king and became known as Loyalists.

  • Guerilla Warfare- Francis Marion was nicknamed the Swamp Fox for his style of fighting known as Guerilla Warfare.

  • Tarleton’s Quarter-Colonel Tarleton never allowed for the armies he defeated to call for mercy or a quarter.

  • Articles of Confederation- The first government of the United States was a very weak central government know as the Articles of Confederation.

  • Perpetual Union- The perpetual union was part of the name of the Articles of Confederation.

  • Constitution- The Constitution of the United States was passed in 1789 and made the central government stronger.

  • Checks and Balances- The US constitution provides for checks and balances so no one part of the government becomes too powerful.

  • Ratification- The US Constitution was passed or ratified in 1789.

  • Boycott- Colonists decided to boycott or not buy British Goods in protest about the unfair taxes.

  • Provincial- The government set up to run the Colony of South Carolina and the other 12 colonies, was a state run or provincial style of government.

  • Treaty- The F&I War ended when an agreement was signed between England and France know as the Treaty of Paris of 1763.

  • Blockade- The British decided to stop all ships or blockade the harbor at Boston because the colonists dumped the tea overboard and cost the British millions of dollars.


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