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Chapter 7 Vocab

George Washington Became a commander of the Continental Army
Mercenary A professional soldier hired to fight for a foreign country
Strategy An overall plan of action
Rendezvous Meeting
Battles of Saratoga Series of conflicts that led to Burgoyne's surrender
Ally A country that agrees to help another country to achieve a common goal.
Marquis de Lafayette 19-year-old French nobleman who volunteered to serve in Washington's Army
Bayonet Long steel knives attached to the end of rifles
Desert Leave military duty without intending to return
Privateer Privately owned ship that a wartime government gives permission to attack an enemy's merchant ship
James Forten 14-year-old African American who signed up to sail on the Royal Louis
John Paul Jones An officer who won the most famous sea battle on the Bonhomme Richard
Lord Cornwallis British General who led an army that was challenged by General Horatio Gates
Guerillas Small bands of fighters who weaken the army with surprise raid and hit-and-run attacks
Pacifists People opposed to war
Battle of Yorktown A battle in which American and French troops bombarded Yorktown with cannon fire
Treaty of Paris of 1783 Ended the Revolutionary War
Republicanism Idea that stated the people would rule instead of a King
Elizabeth Freeman An African American woman who sued for her freedom in a Massachusetts court and won
Richard Allen Helped start the Free African Society
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