Social Studies Chapter 7 Key Terms: The American Revolution

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pacifist

a person who is morally opposed to war

rendezvous

a meeting

privateer

a non-government owned ship that has government permission to attack an enemy's merchant ship in times of war

desert

to leave military duty without the intention of returning

ally

a country that agrees to help another country achieve a common goal

strategy

an overall plan of action

bayonet

a long steel knife attached to the end of a gun

republicanism

the belief that government should be based on the consent of the people

mercenary

a professional soldier hired to fight for a foreign country

guerrilla

a soldier who weakens the enemy with surprise raids and hit-and-run attacks

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