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American Revolution

Terms Quiz irvine

Green Mountain Boys militia from Vermont led by Allen and Arnold, captured Ticonderoga
Olive Branch Petition request that the king repeal the intolerable acts in exchange for the colonists’ loyalty
Continental Army Army of the American colonies, created by the Continental Congress
Patriot American supporter of Independence
Loyalist colonist loyal to Britain
Blockade shutting of a port to keep people or supplies from moving in or out
Mercenary troops for hire (from Germany – Hessians)
Common Sense Pamphlet explaining why colonists should rebel against Britain
Declaration of Independence document explaining why the colonies broke from Britain
Traitor a person who betrays his/her country
Natural Rights Rights that belong to all people at birth
Ally (allies) nations that work together to achieve a common goal
Valley Forge low point for Washington’s army, in PA, but a turning point as well
Guerilla hit and run military tactics
Siege surrounding and blockading an enemy position in an attempt to capture it
Treaty of Paris 1783 document that settled the terms of the British surrender
Ratify to approve
Created by: irvinebr