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ss test 1/12/10

Guerrilla Warfare war of hit and run attacks
Patriot colonists who supported American Independence
Mercenaries hired by the British from Germany to help fight the colonies
Neutral not taking sides. (most Native AMericans tended to stay neutral)
Loyalist a colonist who supported the British
Did the Native Americans fight on the British or American side? Some of the Native Americans fought on the British side and some on the Patriots side
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jeferson
What is the Common Sense? Common Sense is a pamphlet that influenced many colonists to support the independence
What were the American Advantages at the beginning of the revolution? They had George Washington as their leader and they had a strong desire to defend their land
Why did Washington allow African Americans to serve in the Army? Washington allowed African Americans to serve in the army because the British were recruiting slaves for their army
What was the purpose of the Declaration of independence? To explain the basic rights of the colonists and to list the wrongs of the British
Who was the Swamp Fox? Francis Marion, the father of guerilla warfare
What was the significance of the battle of Yorktown? The victory at Yorktown convinced France to aid the colonists against Britain
Why did the British move the fighting to the South? British moved the fighting to the South to gain support of the Loyalists
How did tthe French help the United States colonists? France helped the US with money and supplies before the battle of Saratoga
When France declare war on Britain? France declared war on Britain after Saratoga. (France stayed neutral until they knew that the Americans could win)
Created by: gmnmmm