a sudden or great change
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
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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