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Trouble in the Colonies



Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Proclamation of 1763
d.
Coercive Acts
b.
Tea Act
e.
committee of correspondence
c.
French and Indian War
 

 1. 

threatened to drive some colonial merchants out of business
 

 2. 

circulated writings about colonists’ grievances against Britain
 

 3. 

put the government of Massachusetts under military rule
 

 4. 

kept colonists from moving west
 

 5. 

caused by British-French rivalry
 

Short Answer
 

 6. 

The _____ was the political body established in 1774 that was meant to represent American interests and challenge British control.
 

 7. 

The _____ were groups of citizen soldiers ready to fight the British.
 

 8. 

What did the colonists call the Coercive Acts?
 

 9. 

What did Britain plan to do to get out of debt after fighting the French?
 

 10. 

Why did the British Parliament pass the Sugar Act, which lowered the tax on molasses?
 



 
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