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Second Continental Congress
the second meeting of American leaders who made descisions for the colonies and formed a continental army.
Continental army
an army with soldiers from all 13 colonies and formed by the second continental congress
Olive Branch Petition
a petition from congress to king george lll that asked for more freedom for the colonist tp govern themselves
declaration of independence
a document stating why the colonies wanted independence
traitor
a person who works against his or her country
Green mountain boys
patriot soldiers from vermont,led by Ethan Allen
mercenary
a soldier from one country paid to fight for another country
battle of saratoga
battle fought between the americans and the british;turning point of the american revolution
treaty of paris
a treaty that officially ended the American Revolution;Great Britain recognized the United States of America as an independent nation