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Chapter 7

TermDefinition
George Washington Commander of Continental Army
Marquis de Lafayette French nobleman who supported the American causes helped the Continental Army in the rev. war, and paid for supplies
George Rogers Clark fought on the western frontier
Lord Cornwallis British general who surrounded 8000 troops at Yorktown
Baron von Steuben Helped train the Continental Army and taught them to use a bayonet
John Paul Jones Continental Navy officer who defeated the British ship The Serapis
Bernardo de Galvez- captured British forts in Spanish-owned Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida shortly after the Spanish-American alliance
Benedict Arnold helped the Continental Army in the war before becoming America’s most known traitor
Jean Rochambeau A french commander who helped Washington defeat Yorktown
Francis Marion ” The Swamp Fox” who leads a band of guerilla fighters who destroy British boats, cut British communications
Horatio Gates commander of the southern army who failed and got fired after losing at Camden
Nathanael Greene replaced Gates, one of Washington's best men
pacifist- opposed to war
privateer- A privately owned ship that a wartime government gives permission to attack an enemies merchant ship
republicanism The people would rule instead of the kings
Saratoga- Battle where we won and the French allied with us after that
Charles Town worst defeat number wise
Kings Mountain Major victory where we captured and killed over 1000 British soldiers
Camden- Gates ran out and lost his job because of that
Yorktown- last battle of the Rev. War and Washington, Lafayette, and Green led them to victory
“I have not yet begun to fight.” John Paul Jones
“If a country is not worth protecting, it is not worth claiming.” George Rodgers Clark
The soldier’s friend Marquis de Lafayette
Swamp Fox Francis Marion
America’s most famous traitor Benedict Arnold
Created by: harlowse
 

 



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