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SS Vocab #5

TermDefinition
Green Mountains Boys Group of men from Vermont who led a surprise attack on Fort Ticonderoga
Continental Army Army made up of men from all the colonies,led by George Washington.
Olive Branch Petition Letter sent to the king of England, asking him to repeal the Intolerable acts. (It was a last attempt at peace)
Patriots Colonies who wanted independence from England(War, Sons' of Liberty)
Loyalist Colonist who did not want to break away from England, the did not support the revolution.
Blockade The shutting off of ports to keep people from getting supplies (Very affective)
Common Sense Pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that urged the colonist to fight for Independence.
Declaration of Independents Document written by Thomas Jefferson that explained why the colonies were breaking away from England(July 4th 1776)
Mercenaries Soldiers who are paid to fight for another country- German soldiers called the Hessians fought for England.
Traitor A person who betrays their county of cause and helps the other side.
Siege Act of surrounding an enemy position in attempt to capture it.
Ratify To approve or accept
Treaty of Paris(1783) Ended the American Revolution, gave America independence from England
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