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Revolutionary War

Vocab for Revolutionary War

TermDefinition
ally a person or group that joins with another to work toward a goal.
militia a group of ordinary people who train for battle
proclamation an official public statement
commander the officer in charge of an army
liberty freedom from being controlled by another government
boycott the refusal to buy, sell, or use certain goods
correspondence written communication
patriot a colonist who opposed British rule
rebellion a fight against a government
petition a written request from a number of people
smuggling to import goods illegally
quarter to give people food and shelter
repeal to cancel something such as a law
congress a group of representatives who meet to discuss a subject
minutemen militia with special training...they had to be ready for battle at a minute's notice
tax money that people pay to their government in return for services
delegate someone chosen to speak and act for others
protest an event at which people speak out about an issue
massacre the killing of many people
Created by: djbroder