History test

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George Washington

Commander of the Continental Army

Mercenary

A professional soldier hired to fight for a foreign country

strategy

an overall plan of action

rendezvous

a meeting

Battles of saratoga

the series of conflicts that led to the surrender of the british general Burgoyne and his troops at saratoga

ally

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

Marquis de lafayette

A French nobleman who volunteered to serve in Washington's army

bayonet

a long steel knife attached to the end of a gun

desert

To leave military duty without intending to return

privateer

privately owned ship that a wartime government gives permission to attack an enemy's merchant ships

James Forten

a 14-year-old african american sailor who later became famous for his efforts to end slavery

John Paul Jones

continental officer and commander of the Bonhomme Richard who won the most famous sea battle of the war

Lord Cornwallis

british general who led an army in Camden, South Carolina

guerrillas

small bands of fighters who weaken the enemy with surprise raids and hit-and-run attacks

pacifist

opposed to war

Battle of Yorktown

The last major battle of the war, in which American and French troops bombarded Yorktown and forced Cornwallis to surrender his army.

Treaty of Paris of 1783

peace treaty that ended the revolutionary war

republicanism

Government in which people rule.

Elizabeth Freeman

an african american woman who sued for her freedom in a Massachusetts court and won

Richard Allen

an african american preacher who helped start the free african society and the african methodist episcopal church

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