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Chapter 7 Vocab

vocabulary words in chapter 7 for social studies

TermDefinition
George Washington An American General, Commander of the Continental Army
mercenary a professional soldier hired to fight for a foreign country
strategy an overall plan of action
rendezvous meeting
Battles of Saratoga a series of conflicts between British soldiers and the continental army in 1777 that proved to be the turning point in the Revolutionary War
ally a country that agrees to help another country achieve a common goal
Marquis de Lafayette 19 year old French noble man who volunteered to serve George Washington's army.
bayonet long steel knives attached to the ends of guns
desert to leave military duty without intending to return
privateer a privately owned ship that a wartime government gives permission to attack an enemy's merchant ship
James Forten son of a free African American sale maker of 14 years old
John Paul Jones won the most famous sea battle
Lord Cornwallis a British general
guerrillas small bands of fighters who weaken the enemy with surprise raids and hit-and-run attacks
pacifist those who appose to war
Battle of Yorktown The last major battle in the Revolutionary War, which resulted in the surrender of British forces in 1781
Treaty of Paris of 1783 Ended the Revolutionary War
republicanism An idea which stated that instead of the King, the people would rule
Elizabeth Freeman An African American sued for her freedom, and she won.
Richard Allen A preacher who helped start the free African Society
Created by: J0908155