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SS Vocab section 7

George Washington Commander of the Continental Army
Mercenary Professional solider hired to fight for a foreign country
Strategy Overall plan of action
Rendezvous Meeting
Battles of Saratoga Series of conflicts that led to a surrender
Ally A country that agrees to help another country to achieve a 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 guns
Desert Leaving military duty without the intention of wanting to return
Privateer A privately owned ship that the war government has given permission to attach an enemy's merchant ship
James Forten The son of a free African American sail maker
John Paul Jones Won the most famous sea battle
Lord Cornwallis British general
Guerrillas Small bands of fighters that weaken their enemy with surprise raids and hit and run attacks
Pacifist Opposed to war
Battle of Yorktown The American and French troops bombarded Yorktown with cannon fire
Treaty of Paris Ended the Revolutionary war
Republicanism Instead of a king the people would rule
Elizabeth Freeman Sued for her freedom and won
Richard Allen Helped start the free american society
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