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Unit 3 Vocabulary

American Revolution

boycott To refuse to use or buy something
congress A formal meeting; a lawmaking body
Continental Army An army of paid soldiers from the thirteen colonies.
debt money owed
independence freedom from rule by others
Loyalist an American colonist who remained loyal to Great Britain
massacre the killing of many people
militia a volunteer army
Patriot an American colonist who strongly opposed British rule
quarter to provide lodging or shelter for a person
repeal to cancel or end something
retreat to move away from an enemy
tariff a tax on imports
treason the crime of betraying one’s country
Treaty of Paris A formal agreement between the United States and Great Britain in which Great Britain recognized the United States as an independent country.
Created by: kkankel