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The Intolerable Acts were the American Patriots' term for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts colonists for their defiance in throwing a large tea shipment into Boston harbor. (Page 168)

Mercy Otis Warren was a political writer and propagandist of the American Revolution. In the eighteenth century, topics such as politics and war were thought to be the province of men. Few men and fewer women had the education or training to write about these subjects. Warren was an exception. During the years before the American Revolution, Warren published poems and plays that attacked royal authority in Massachusetts and urged colonists to resist British infringements on colonial rights and liberties. (Page 202)

Abigail Adams was the wife of John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams.Adams's life is one of the most documented of the first ladies: she is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses. John frequently sought the advice of Abigail on many matters, and their letters are filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics. The letters serve as eyewitness accounts of the American Revolutionary War home front. (Page 258)

Jay's Treaty (1795) was between the United States and Great Britain that resolved issues with the treaty of paris (1783; ended the American Revolutionary War). Assisted with the peace ten years of trading with American and Great Britain.

Pinckney's Treaty otherwise known as the Treaty of San Lorenzo or the Treaty of Madrid, was signed in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on October 27, 1795 and created hopes of friendship between the United States and Spain.

VA and KY Resolutions (Thomas Jefferson and James Madison) were political statements drafted in 1798 and 1799 that argued that the federal government had no authority to exercise power not specifically delegated to it in the Constitution.