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Patriot

A person who supports their country and defend against their enemies

Loyalist/Tory

A person who remains loyal to their ruler or government

Neutral

Not helping or supporting either of two opposing sides

Militia

A citizen army

Blockade

An act of stealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering

Treasons/Traitor

The crime of betraying ones country and the person who did that act

Ratify

To sign a treaty contract or agreement to make it valid

Cavalry

Soldiers who fought on horseback

Hessians

Paid German soldiers

Siege

A military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building

April 19, 1775

The battle of Lexington and Concord

July 4, 1776

Declaration of Independence was made

October 19, 1781

The british surrendered the battle of York town

July 17, 1775

The battle of Bunker Hill

September 3, 1783

Treaty that officially ended the Revolutionary War

Second Continental Congress

A convention of delegates from the 13 colonies

Long Island/ Brooklyn Heights/ New York

First major battles in the revolutionary war

Valley Forge

The site of the camp of the American Continental army over the winter

Treaty of Paris

This formally ended the American Revolutionary war between the Kingdom of Britain and the United States

Declaration of Independence

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united states of america

Saratoga

Battle of saratoga in 1777 during the american revolutionary war

York Town

The battle of york town in 1781 with the british, americans and french

Serapes

God and Ancient Egyptian religion

Common Sense and the Crisis

Common Sense presented the American colonists with a powerful argument for independence

Trenton/Princeton

A great victory

USS Bonhomme Richard

John Paul Jones commanded this ship

George Washington

Commander-in-chief of the army

John Adams

Father of the American revolution

Thomas Paine

Wrote Common Sense

General William Howe

British Commander

General John Burgoyne

Commanded the British forces at Saratoga

Von Steuben

Prussian officer who taught military discipline

Nathaniel Greene

American General

John Paul Jones

Commanded the Vessel Bonhomme Richard

Nathan Hale

a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British

Deborah Samson

a woman who dressed as a man to fight in the army

Molly Pitcher

heroine of the American Revolution who carried water to soldiers

Rochambeau

Commanded a french army at yorktown

Casimir Pulaski

died fighting for the continental army

Ben Franklin

A delegate from Pennsylvania and proposed the "Albany Plan of the Union" as a way to strengthen colonies.

Thomas Jefferson

3rd President of the US, wrote the declaration of independence

Charles Cornwallis

commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence

Marquis de Lafayette

French soldier who served under george washington in the american revolution

Daniel Morgan

soldier in the American Revolution who defeated the British in the Battle of Cowpens

Horatio Gates

Victorious General at Saratoga

Benedict Arnold

Traitor to the american cause

Frances Marion

Part of the guerilla warfare, nicknamed "The Swamp Fox"

Betsy Ross

American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington

George Rogers Clark

the patriot who seized British forts on the southwestern frontier

Admiral de Grasse

the French naval commander/ helped the troops in the Navy trap and cut off Cornwallis

Thaddeus Kosciuszko

he led a nationalist uprising against Russia in Poland

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