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Revolutionary War

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Patriot
A person who supports their country and defend against their enemies
Loyalist/Tory
A person who remains loyal to their ruler or government
Neutral
Not helping or supporting either of two opposing sides
Militia
A citizen army
Blockade
An act of stealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering
Treasons/Traitor
The crime of betraying ones country and the person who did that act
Ratify
To sign a treaty contract or agreement to make it valid
Cavalry
Soldiers who fought on horseback
Hessians
Paid German soldiers
Siege
A military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building
April 19, 1775
The battle of Lexington and Concord
July 4, 1776
Declaration of Independence was made
October 19, 1781
The british surrendered the battle of York town
July 17, 1775
The battle of Bunker Hill
September 3, 1783
Treaty that officially ended the Revolutionary War
Second Continental Congress
A convention of delegates from the 13 colonies
Long Island/ Brooklyn Heights/ New York
First major battles in the revolutionary war
Valley Forge
The site of the camp of the American Continental army over the winter
Treaty of Paris
This formally ended the American Revolutionary war between the Kingdom of Britain and the United States
Declaration of Independence
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united states of america
Saratoga
Battle of saratoga in 1777 during the american revolutionary war
York Town
The battle of york town in 1781 with the british, americans and french
Serapes
God and Ancient Egyptian religion
Common Sense and the Crisis
Common Sense presented the American colonists with a powerful argument for independence
Trenton/Princeton
A great victory
USS Bonhomme Richard
John Paul Jones commanded this ship
George Washington
Commander-in-chief of the army
John Adams
Father of the American revolution
Thomas Paine
Wrote Common Sense
General William Howe
British Commander
General John Burgoyne
Commanded the British forces at Saratoga
Von Steuben
Prussian officer who taught military discipline
Nathaniel Greene
American General
John Paul Jones
Commanded the Vessel Bonhomme Richard
Nathan Hale
a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British
Deborah Samson
a woman who dressed as a man to fight in the army
Molly Pitcher
heroine of the American Revolution who carried water to soldiers
Rochambeau
Commanded a french army at yorktown
Casimir Pulaski
died fighting for the continental army
Ben Franklin
A delegate from Pennsylvania and proposed the "Albany Plan of the Union" as a way to strengthen colonies.
Thomas Jefferson
3rd President of the US, wrote the declaration of independence
Charles Cornwallis
commander of the British forces in the American War of Independence
Marquis de Lafayette
French soldier who served under george washington in the american revolution
Daniel Morgan
soldier in the American Revolution who defeated the British in the Battle of Cowpens
Horatio Gates
Victorious General at Saratoga
Benedict Arnold
Traitor to the american cause
Frances Marion
Part of the guerilla warfare, nicknamed "The Swamp Fox"
Betsy Ross
American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington
George Rogers Clark
the patriot who seized British forts on the southwestern frontier
Admiral de Grasse
the French naval commander/ helped the troops in the Navy trap and cut off Cornwallis
Thaddeus Kosciuszko
he led a nationalist uprising against Russia in Poland