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Am Revolution 2

the war and the Declaration of Independence

TermDefinition
musket a light gun with a long barrel and shoots one time.
loyalist a colonist of the American revolutionary period who supports Britain.
patriot a colonists who supports their country and prepared to defend it.
Continental army the army formed by the 2nd Continental Congress.
Commander a person in charge of troops.
petition a formed written request signed by many people.
inflation an increase in prices.
treason the crime of betraying one’s country.
rights freedoms protected by a government’s laws.
profiteering the practice of making extra profits from goods in short supply.
mercenaries professional soldiers hired to serve in a foreign army.
war spies loyalists that would pretend to be patriots to gain information/secrets for their king.
traitor a person that betrays a friend or country.
Hessians German mercenaries that were paid to fight for England during the American Revolution.
canteen a water bottle used by soldiers and campers.
knapsack a bag carried on the back by soldiers.