The Question and Answer section for Johnny Tremain is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The British decided to shut the port down, "Not one ship might enter, not one ship might leave." only the King's own transports and warships could move.
Uncle Lorne is the printer of the Boston Observer. He employs Rab and eventually Johnny. He is a Whig and although he does not like fighting, he contributes to the revolt by printing 'seditious' newspapers and pamphlets.
Johnny is jealous because he can't be a part of them. His hand is unable to pull a trigger.