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Unit 7

TermDefinition
George Washington Continental American Army General
James Forten Son of a free African-American sail maker, was offered a free trip to England but refused
Privateer A ship that is given permission to attack an enemy Merchant's ship
Molly Pitcher Brought water to tired and thirsty men during battle
Patrick Henry Virginia's Governor in 1777
Rendezvous A meeting place
Strategy An overall plan of action
Battles of Yorktown American and French tropes bombarded Yorktown with cannon fire turning it's buildings to rubble This led to an American victory
Lord Conrwallis British General who fought in the South
Guerrillas Small bands of fighters who weaken their enemies with surprise raids and hit and run attacks.
Pacifest A person morally opposed to war
Marquis De Lafayette Called "the Soldiers Friend" was French
George Rogers Clark Defended Western Frontier
John Paul Jones Won the most famous sea battle Bonhomme Richard was the name of his ship
Battle of Saratoga Was the reason as to why France publicly became the colonies ally
Mercenary A professional soldier hired to fight for a foreign country
Desert To leave military duty without intending to return
Bayonet A long steel knife attached to the end of a gun
Ally A country that agrees to help another country to reach a common goal
Baron Von Steuben Helped train American troupes
Bernado de Galvez Captured British forts in Spanish land
King Louis the 16th Agreed to America alliance after Saratoga
Treaty of Paris 1783 negotiated between the United States and Great Britain, ended the revolutionary war and recognized American independence
Richard Allen Helped start the Free African Society
Republicanism support for a republican system of government.
Elizabeth Freeman An African American who sued for freedom in Massachusetts and won
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