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6.3 S.S. Vocab

TermDefinition
Militia A force of armed civilians pledged to defend their community during the American Revolution; an emergency military force that is not a part of the regular army
MinuteMan A member of the colonial militia who was trained to respond at a "Minutes warning"
Intolerable Acts A series of laws enacted by parliament in 1774 to punish Massachusetts colonists for the Boston Tea Party
First Continental Congress A meeting of delegates in 1774 from all the colonies except Georgia to uphold colonial rights
Paul Revere A Boston silver smith and a messenger for the the committee of correspondence
Lexington and Concord Sites in Massachusetts of the first battles of the American Revolution
Loyalist An American colonist who supported the British in the American Revolution
Patriot An American colonist who sided with the rebels in the American Revolution
Ethan Allen Led a band of backwoodsmen known as the Green Mountain boys
Artillery A cannon or large gun
Second Continental Congress A governing body whose delegates agreed, in May 1775 , to form the Continental Army and to approve the Deceleration of Independence
Continental Army A colonial force authorized by the Second Continental Congress in 1775, with George Washington as its commanding general
Benedict Arnold An officer who played a role in the victory at Fort Ticonderogo
Declaration of Independence The document written in 1776, in which the colonies declared independence from Britain
Thomas Jefferson Signed and helped draft the Declaration of Independence
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