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Unit 2: Revolution

Vocabulary and People

TermDefinition
Allies A person, group, or state that is joined in an association with another or others for a common purpose Articles of Confederation
Battle of Saratoga Turning point of the American Revolution
Battle of Yorktown British were defeated by George Washington’s troops; signaled the end of the American Revolution
Battle of Lexington and Concord First shots of the American Revolution in April 1775
Northwest Ordinance A law passed in 1787 to regulate the settlement of the Northwest Territory
Committee of Correspondence An intercolonial committee organized 1772 by Samuel Adams in Massachusetts to keep colonists informed of British actions and to plan colonial resistance
Federalist Papers Series of essays written by James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton, defending the Constitution and the principles on which the government of the United States was founded
Guerrilla Warfare Irregular warfare in which a small group such as armed civilians use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, and hit-and- run tactics to fight a larger traditional military
Land Ordinance 1785 Laid the foundations of land policy and the sub-division of federal land
Navigation Acts Laws that restricted the use of foreign shipping for trade between England and its colonies
Northwest Territory Territory Northwest of the Ohio River that was an organized incorporated territory of the United States
Proclamation of 1763 Forbade settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains following the French and Indian War
The American Crisis Series of patriotic pamphlets written by Thomas Paine from 1776-1777 that attempted to bolster morale and resistance among patriots
Treaty of Paris 1783 Ended the American Revolution and forced Britain to recognize the United States as an independent nation
Valley Forge Site of camp for the Continental Army during the winter of 1777-1778
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