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American Revolution

Vocabulary WordDefinition
Colony a settlement under the control of another country
Government a person or group of people who rule or have control
Independence freedom from another's control
Revolution a fight to replace one government with a different government
Tax money the government collects from people
Boycott an act when people stop buying a product
Intolerable means something is unfair and should not be allowed
Patriot a person who wanted the 13 colonies to be independent from England
Loyalist a person who wanted the 13 colonies to remain loyal to England
Congress a group of representatives who meet to work out a problem
Constitution a set of written laws
Declaration an announcement
Blockade a group of ships that block other ships from sailing in and out of a harbor
Oath an agreement
Traitor a person who acts against his country
Quarter the chance to surrender
Militia a group of men who fight together
Stamp Act the colonists stopped buying paper
Tea Act colonists in Boston threw tea overboard
Intolerable Acts England took all power away from Boston and closed the ports so no goods could get in or out of Boston
The Rebellion of the Colonists the colonies set up militias and rebel against England
Declaration of Independence the colonists declared their desire to be free and independent states
Francis Marion the Swamp Fox
Thomas Sumter The Gamecock
Andrew Pickens The Wizard Owl
Created by: NES 3rd Grade
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