Olive Branch Petition
Peace petition sent to king george by colonial delegates after the battles of lexington and concord
Green Mountain Boys
Vermont Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen that made a surprise attack on Fort Ticonderoga.
Army established by the second continental congress to fight the british
Colonist who favored war against Britain
Colonist who remained loyal to Britain
Battle of Bunker Hill
In 1775, first major battle of the revolution.
The shutting of a port to keep people or supplies from moving in or out
Soldier who fights merely for pay, usually for a foreign country
A 1776 essay by Thomas Paine that urged the colonies to declare independence
Person who betrays his or her country
Declaration of Independence
A 1776 document stating that the 13 English colonies were a free and independent nation
Introduction to a declaration, constitution, or other official document
Rights that belong to all people from birth
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