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American Revolution

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patriot a person who wanted independence for the colonies
treaty an agreement between two nations
loyalist a colonist who remained loyal to England
parliament the law making body of Great Britain
revolution a complete and often violent change in government
liberty freedom
Continental Congress a meeting of delegates from 13 colonies who made decisions
sons of liberty a group of colonists who fought against taxes
repeal to reverse
boycott a refusal to buy goods or services in order to force a seller to change a rule
neutral not taking a side in a conflict
Boston tea party an event that protested the taxes on tea
Declaration of Independence a document that explained why colonists wanted to break away from Great Britain
export a product sent from one country to another
import a product brought into one country from another
traitor a person who turns against his or her country
Continental Army an army of patriots led by George Washington
representation act of speaking for someone else
Created by: minizip