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S.S. Vocabulary

American Revolution

Green Mountain Boys groups of man from vermont who lead a surprise attack on Fort Ticonderoga
Continental Army army made up od mean from all the colonies, led by George Washington
Olive Branch Petition letter sent to the king of England, asking him to repeal the Intolerable act. It was the last attempt at peace .
Patriots colonists who wanted independence from England
Loyalists colonist who did not want to break away from England, they did not support the Revolution
Blockade the shutting off of ports to keep people from getting supplies (very effective but very slow)
Common Sense pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that urged the colonists to fight for independence
Declaration of Independence document written by Thomas Jefferson that explain why the colonies
Mercenaries soldier who are paid to fight for other country- German soldier called Hessians fought for England
Traitor a person who betrays their country or cause to help 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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