Trouble in the Colonies

Match each item with the correct statement below.
Proclamation of 1763
Coercive Acts
Tea Act
committee of correspondence
French and Indian War


threatened to drive some colonial merchants out of business


circulated writings about colonists’ grievances against Britain


put the government of Massachusetts under military rule


kept colonists from moving west


caused by British-French rivalry

Short Answer


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


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


What did the colonists call the Coercive Acts?


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


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

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