American Revolution

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a sudden or great change


to refuse to obey


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


a colonist who remained loyal to Britain and supported the king


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


the lawmakers of British government


the crime of betraying one's country


to refuse to buy or sell goods or services


a group of volunteer soldiers


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


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


to give up, to quit


to turn back and run away from

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