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Chapter 4 History

Study Guide for all sections of chapter 4

TermDefinition
Abigail Adams tried to convince her husband (John) to include women's rights in the Declaration.
Battle of Lexington a battle near Concord (nobody knows who shot first)
Battle of Saratoga turning point of the Revolutionary War (in NY)
Battle of Yorktown last major battle of the American Revolution
Charles Cornwallis British general who surrendered when surrounded byPatriots in the Battle of Yorktown
Common Sense a 47-page pamphlet that argued against British rule over America
Declaration of Rights list of concerns which King George III refused to address
First Continental Congress gathering of colonial leaders who were deeply troubled about the relationship between Great Britain and its colonies in America
Francis Marion best guerrilla warfare patriot fighter (organized group of guerrilla soldiers)
George Rogers Clark volunteered to lead the western campaign (knew the lands of the midwest)
George Washington a Virginian named by the Congress to command the Continental Army
Loyalists colonists, sometimes called Tories, who remained loyal to Britian
Mercenaries foreign soldiers who fought not because of loyalty but because of payment
Native Americans (sided with who?) The Patriots struggled to keep them from taking sides in the Revolutionary War. They stayed neutral but most sided with the British.
Patrick Henry an American attorney, planter, and orator well known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention: "Give me liberty, or give me death!"( A Founding Father)
Patriots colonists who chose to fight for independence
Redcoats British soldiers wearing red uniforms
Second Continental Congress meeting of delegates from 12 colonies in Philadelphia in May 1775
Thomas Jefferson the main author of the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Paine author of the Common Sense, who wrote that citizens, not monarchs, should make laws
Treaty of Paris 1783 (peace agreement) Britain recognized the independence of the U.S
Valley Forge battle against the harsh cold, disease, and starvation.
Created by: IzzyMarie.13