Origins of the American Revolution

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INDEX
Act OF UNION, urgred with colonies, 221
Acts of Trade and Navigation. See Navigation Act(s)
Adams, John, 121, 333, 385, 476, 489; quoted on Boston taverns, 92; on royal charters, 173; on Navigation Acts, 177; on Continental Congress, 379; on inevitability of war, 392; on Dickinson, 420; on Parliament, 425; on need for courage, 428; on America, 445; on independence, 460; on Tories, 486; on Maryland, 490
Adams, Samuel, 42, 159, 211, 219, 263, 264, 268, 297, 315, 322, 346, 355, 360, 365, 460, 505; leader of popular party, 59; and Sugar Act, 104; quoted on right to revolution, 172; on Episcopalians, 196-197; drafts Circular Letter, 258; summons convention, 293; opposes British troops in Boston, 295; organizes Boston Committee of Correspondence, 329- 330; "edits" Hutchinson letters, 331- 332; and Boston Tea Party, 347-348; and Boston Port Act, 362-363; at Continental Congress, 382, 383; arrest ordered, 407, 408; on independence, 445; urges confederation, 474; "Address to the Citizens of Quebec," 457
Administration of Justice Act, 370- 371
Admiralty Courts, 119, 120, 180, 266, 270; trial of smugglers in, 85-86; abolition urged, 281
Agents, colonial, in England, 230
Albany Plan, 43, 110
Allen, Ethan, 54
Allen, William, 21, 131
American Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge, 273
American Union, 262
Anglican Church. See Church of England
Annapolis, 351, 387
Aristocracy, in American colonies, 55-60
Army, British, in colonies, 74, 77, 81, 113, 140, 247-248, 285, 293-298, 395- 402, 432-433, 440; colonial, and tea duty, 342-343
Arnold, Benedict, 482
Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, 419
Assemblies, 55, 56, 179; colonial, 30- 33, 38; and Seven Years' War, 39- 49; British view of, 217-218; and royal governors, 317-318
Ayres, Capt., 341
BACON'S REBELLION, 10, 38
Balance of power, British concern over, 207-209
Balance of trade, 264
Ballot, use of, in colonies, 303
Baptists, 188, 194
Barbados, submits to Stamp Act, 140
Barré, Col., 130, 30; opposes Stamp Act, 112-113; and Declaratory Act, 159; and Quebec Act, 376; quoted on strength of Britain, 438; on trade with America, 454
Barrington, Viscount, 76, 275
Bay Colony. See Massachusetts
Beckford, William, 112, 131, 240
Bedford, Duke of, 150-152, 240, 248, 406
Bedford, Mass., 345
Beer, British tax on, 87
Bentham, Jeremy, 215
Bernard, Governor, 34, 238, 263; quoted on civil lists, 36-37; in Boston Gazette, 292; correspondence published, 330
Biddle, Edward, quoted on independence, 499
Bill of Rights, American, 368
Birth rate, colonial, and child labor, 275; 433-434
Bishop of London, 188

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