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Chapter 7 vocab

TermDefinition
James Armistead a slave who acted as a spy for Washington
Haym Salomon a wealthy Jewish patriot who loaned large sums of money to the war effort
Yorktown last real battle of the Revolution where Cornwallis was defeated
Blockade strategy used by the British navy during the Revolution to keep ships from entering or leaving U.S. harbors
Privateer a privately owned ship outfitted with weapons
Mercenaries hiring soldiers from another country to fight your war (in this case the King hired them from the area we know as Germany today)
Inflation when it takes more money to buy the same amount of goods
Recruit getting people to enlist in military service
Marquis de Lafayette volunteer from France who wanted to join the battle for freedom
Ambush surprise attack
Siege forcing surrender by blocking movement of people and goods
Bernardo De Galvez Spanish governor of Louisiana who had supplies shipped up the Mississippi to help the Patriots against the British
Ratify to officially approve something
Wentworth Cheswell free African American Patriot who made a midnight ride to warn about British troop movement
Valley Forge where Washington and his troops wintered over in 1778-79; many died from exposure, disease, and starvation
Created by: qricherson