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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.

Continental Army

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

Common Sense

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

Natural Rights

Rights that belong to all people from birth

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