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Vocab Test 11/4/16

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Battle of Saratoga This was the first head to head victory for the Continental Army. France agreed to support the Patriot cause making it a turning point in the war.
Valley Forge Winter camp of the Continental Army in 1777-1778. Troops suffered greatly, but trained to become a better army. The Crisis by Thomas Paine encouraged many to keep fighting.
Battle of Yorktown This was the final battle of the war. General Cornwallis surrendered to Washington after a long siege.
Treaty of Paris 1783 This was the final agreement to end the war between Great Britain and the United States. It finally gave the US it's independence.
France The main ally of the Patriots that sent money, men (like Lafayette), and ships to defeat the British.
Republicanism The citizens of a country are able to select their own leaders, usually through voting.
Legacy Something that lasts after an event is over.
Thomas Jefferson Main author of the Declaration of Independence, included Locke's ideas of unalienable rights.
Revolution To act against your own government in order to overthrow it, sudden change.
Propoganda Using exaggeration of events to manipulate people's opinions.
Boycott To refuse to buy a product as a form of protest.
Unalienable Rights the rights given to humans by God, cannot be taken away by government.
Second Continental Congress Meeting of delegates from several colonies that created the Continental Army and wrote the Declaration of Independence.
Common Sense A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that argues for independence, made many people become patriots.
Patriot A colonist that wanted independence from Great Britain.
Loyalist A colonist that wanted to remain part of Great Britain.
Samuel Adams Organized Sons of Liberty and its boycotts.
Patrick Henry Leader of the House of Burgesses, famous quote, "Give me liberty, or give me death,".
Declaration of Independence Adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, written by Thomas Jefferson, based on ideas of John Locke.
Thomas Paine Author that wrote Common Sense and The Crisis, helped convince many to side with the Patriots during the war and kept many soldiers in the army during Valley Forge.
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