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Unit 4

Unrest and Rebellion: FIghting for Independence

militia a volunteer army of private citizens who are not part of a regular army
proclamation a formal public announcement
Parliament British lawmaking body
tax a fee charged by the government on a property, income or activity
protest to speak out against
representative a person who is elected to act on behalf of others
repeal to cancel
Patriot an American colonist who strongly opposed (disliked) British rule
Loyalist an American colonist who strongly supported British rule
Neutralist one who did not take sides during the American Revolution
independence freedom
ally a friend in time of war
treason the crime of betraying one's government
delegate a person chosen (not by volunteering) to act for another
intolerable unacceptable
New England Colonies New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island
Middle Colonies New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware
Southern Colonies Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia
Created by: lmcgehee