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chpt 6 quiz 1

social studies vocab

TermDefinition
mercenaries paid soldiers who will fight for whichever side that will pay them
Lexington and Concord first battle of the Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775
"shot heard around the world" the first shot at Lexington which started the revolutionary war; this idea of freedom and the right to choose one's own government has gone on to spread to other people all around the world
neutral not taking sides in a conflict
Continental Army the Second Continental Congress created this army and selected George Washington to lead it
recruit to enlist soldiers in the army
desert to leave without permission
Deborah Sampson a Massachusetts teenager who dressed up as a boy and enlisted
Thomas Paine published a pamphlet titled "Common Sense"
Benedict Arnold a General who became known as the greatest traitor in American History
Patrick Henry became famous for the statement "Give me Liberty or Give me Death"
Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the United States as an independent nation
Natural Rights Liberties granted by God to which all people are entitled as human beings; Life, liberty and property
Created by: hms204