American Revolution

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revolution

a sudden or great change

rebel

to refuse to obey

patriot

a colonist who wanted to break free from Britain's rule

loyalist

a colonist who remained loyal to Britain and supported the king

debt

money that is owed (or needs to be paid back)

"no taxation without representation"

the colonists were against taxes because they had no say in British lawmaking

Parliament

the lawmakers of British government

treason

the crime of betraying one's country

boycott

to refuse to buy or sell goods or services

militia

a group of volunteer soldiers

minutemen

colonial soldiers who agreed to be ready to fight the British at a "minute's" notice

Redcoats

nickname for the British soldiers

Continental Congress

the group of patriots who met in Philadelphia to talk about how the colonies should deal with England

Declaration of Independence

the statement in which the colonies said (declared) they should be free (independent) of England

surrender

to give up, to quit

retreat

to turn back and run away from

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