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Ch 7 Lesson 4 Vocab

Patriot a colonist who opposed British rule
militia a group of ordinary men who train for battle
minutemen militia with special training (they had to be ready for battle at a minute's notice)
commander the officer in charge of an army
petition a written request from a number of people
Paul Revere's Ride to warn Patriots that British soldiers were coming
Battle of Lexington a shot was fired, but no one knows if it was fired by the British or the minutemen
Battle of Concord British soldiers searched for weapons, then fighting broke out, the minutemen forced the British to turn back toward Boston
The Olive Branch Petition an attempt at peace with England that asked King George III to help end the conflict
Battle of Bunker a battle the actually occurred on Breed's Hill, British won the battle, but the colonists proven that they could fight well
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