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Social Studies Ch. 9

Second Continental Congress Congress of American leaders which first met in 1775, declared independence in 1776, and helped lead the United States during the Revolution.
Olive Branch Petition Letter sent by the Second Continental Congress to King George III in 1775 in an attempt to avoid war.
Declaration of Independence Document declaring the 13 American Colonies independent of Great Britain, written mainly by Thomas Jefferson and adopted on July 4, 1776, by the Second Continental Congress.
Green Mountain Boys Group of Vermont soldiers who captured Fort Ticondergona.
Treaty of Paris Treaty signed in 1783 that officially ended the American Revolution. Great Britain recognized the United States as an independent country.
Continental Army Army formed in 1775 by the Second Continental Congress and led by General George Washington.
Traitor Person who works against his/her country.
Mercenary Soldier from one country who are paid to fight for another country.
Battle of Saratoga American victory over British troops in 1777 that was a turning point in the American Revolution.
What was the name of the document that ended the American Revolution? Treaty of Paris
A group of Vermont soldiers who captures British cannons were called _________________. Green Mountain Boys
The battle that the Continental Army won and it showed that they could defeat the British was called the what? The Battle of Saratoga
A meeting in which colonial leaders made decisions about problems in Britain was called what? The Second Continental Congress
What letter came from the Colonists to King George III of Britain? The Olive Branch Petition
What was the name of the document that explained why the colonies wanted independence? The Declaration of Independence
The army with soldiers from all 13 Colonies was called the ____________________________. Continental Army
A soldier from one country who is paid to fight for another country is call a what? A mercenary
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