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Boston Tea Party

(Encyclopedia) Boston Tea Party, 1773. In the contest between British Parliament and the American colonists before the Revolution, Parliament, when repealing the Townshend Acts ,…

Intolerable Acts

(Encyclopedia) Intolerable Acts, name given by American patriots to five laws (including the Quebec Act ) adopted by Parliament in 1774, which limited the political and…

Townshend Acts

(Encyclopedia) Townshend Acts, 1767, originated by Charles Townshend and passed by the English Parliament shortly after the repeal of the Stamp Act . They were designed to…

Haldimand, Sir Frederick

(Encyclopedia) Haldimand, Sir Frederick hôl´dĭmənd [key], 1718–91, British general and colonial governor of Quebec, b. Neuchâtel canton, Switzerland. A soldier of fortune in several…

Hutchinson, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Hutchinson, Thomas, 1711–80, colonial governor of Massachusetts (1771–74) and historian, b. Boston. A descendant of Anne Hutchinson, he was a man of wealth and prominence…

North, Frederick North, 8th Baron

(Encyclopedia) North, Frederick North, 8th Baron, 1732–92, British statesman, best known as Lord North. He entered Parliament in 1754 and became a junior lord of the treasury…

Adams, Samuel

(Encyclopedia) Adams, Samuel, 1722–1803, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. Boston, Mass.; second cousin of John Adams. An…

Revere, Paul

(Encyclopedia) Revere, Paul, 1735–1818, American silversmith and political leader in the American Revolution , b. Boston. In his father's smithy he learned to work gold and…

Tea Party

(Encyclopedia) Tea Party, in the early 21st cent., U.S. political movement that arose in reaction to the economic crisis of 2008 and the government rescue and aid measures for the…

coffee

(Encyclopedia) coffee, a tree, its seeds, and the beverage made from them. The coffee tree, a small evergreen of the genus Coffea, has smooth, ovate leaves and clusters of…