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Social Studies Chapter 7 Key Terms: The American Revolution

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pacifist
a person who is morally opposed to war
rendezvous
a meeting
privateer
a non-government owned ship that has government permission to attack an enemy's merchant ship in times of war
desert
to leave military duty without the intention of returning
ally
a country that agrees to help another country achieve a common goal
strategy
an overall plan of action
bayonet
a long steel knife attached to the end of a gun
republicanism
the belief that government should be based on the consent of the people
mercenary
a professional soldier hired to fight for a foreign country
guerrilla
a soldier who weakens the enemy with surprise raids and hit-and-run attacks