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unit 4 les 4-5

mbca smallwood unit 4 lessons 4-5

TermDefinition
Lexington and Concord where colonists had weapons stored and leaders were there also
Samuel Adams and John Hancock leaders at Lexington and Concord: British wanted to capture them
"Shot Heard Round the World" first shots fired at Lexington and Concord
Paul Revere silversmith and messenger who rode to warn the Patriots that the British were coming
William Dawes rider who joined Paul Revere first and was captured
Samuel Prescott rider who joined Paul Revere last and made it to Concord to warn the leaders
Benedict Arnold Patriot leader who captured Fort Ticonderoga but later became a traitor
Ethan Allen captured Fort Ticonderoga without one shot!
Loyalist a colonist who stayed on the king's side
Patriot a colonist who wanted to fight for freedom from Britain
Fence-sitter colonist who stayed neutral
Olive Branch Petition a petition sent to King George III asking for peace in July 1775
George Washington named the leader of the Continental army
Declaration of Independence document written in June 1776 stating the colonies were free from Great Britain
Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776 date the final draft of the Declaration of Independence was signed
John Hancock first signer of the Declaration of Independence
2 weeks time it took Thomas Jefferson to write first draft of Dec of Ind
militia volunteer soldiers who fight only in emergency
Minutemen soldiers ready to fight in a minute's notice
Continental Army army of the colonies
2nd Continental Congress group of delegates who met to discuss what actions to take next against the king
lanterns these were used a signal by Revere to send a message to other Patriots
Fort Ticonderoga fort captured by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold with no shots fired
Created by: murphannie