Chapter 6Vocabulary The Road to Revolution
*Sons of Liberty-a secret group of colonists that met to oppose British policy.
*John Adams-cousin of Samuel Adams, a lawyer, who defended the British soldiers involved in the Boston Massacre.
*Militia-a force of armed colonists who pledged to defend their community.
*Minutemen-trained militia who were ready to fight in a minute’s notice.
*1st Continental Congress-(1774)delegates from colonies except Georgia, met and voted to ban all trade with Britain until Intolerable Acts were repealed.
*Lexington and Concord-minutemen and Red Coats engage in the first battles of the Revolutionary War.
*Declaration of Independence-(July 4, 1776)-colonial document that described why the colonies were breaking away from Britain