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Rev War Vocab

Revolutionary War Vocabulary

Sons of Liberty Secret group of colonists founded to protest Stamp Act
Militias Civilian soldiers who are trained and paid to fight but not part of the regular army
Patriots Colonists who fought against British rule
Parliament Th government of Great Britain the makes laws, includes the king, the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the prime minister
Loyalists Colonists who remained loyal to the King during the American Revolution
Redcoats Nickname for British soldiers because of their red uniform coats
Continental Congress The legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American Revolution
Minutement Colonists who could be ready in a minute to fight the British
Boston Tea Party Boston citizens disguised as Indians raided three British ships and dumped chests of tea into the harbor as a protest against taxes on tea
Stamp Act Tax that the British government placed on newspapers, books and documents sold in the colonies
Boston Massacre The killing of five men by British soldiers on March 5, 1770
Paul Revere Rode on horseback from Boston to Lexington and Concord to warn the the Redcoats (Regulars) were coming
Treaty of Paris (Peace of Paris) Provisional peace treaty signed after Lord (General) Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown
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