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American Revolution

Vocabulary Study Help

Parliament part of the British government that makes laws
representation speaking or acting on behalf of a group
revolution a sudden and complete change of government
independence freedom to govern oneself
Patriots colonists who wanted independence from Great Britain
Loyalists colonists who supported the British King
turning point a drastic change in a situation
repealed a law done away with
imported a good brought in from another country
exported a good sent out to another country
boycotted stopped buying or using
commander leader of a group
victory defeat of an enemy
treason the act of working against one's governmenet
monopoly the complete control of a product or good by one person or group
quartering to provide or pay for housing
petition a signed request made to an official person or organization
Redcoats British Army
Minutemen colonists who volunteered to fight and who could quickly be ready to fight the British
outpost a fort built away from the main army to guard against surprise attacks
musket a long gun similar to a rifle
recession temporary downturn in business activity
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