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American Revolution Terms

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blockade
shutting off a port or roadway to prevent people or supplies from coming into or leaving an area
casualty
military terms for a person killed, wounded or missing in action.
cavalry
units of troops on horseback
cease
to stop or come to an end
confine
to keep within a certain limit
embargo
government order that forbids foreign trade
enlist
to sign up for military duty.
grievance
formal complaint
guerrilla
fighter who works as part of a small band to make hit-and-run attacks
impressment
practice of seizing sailors on American ships and forcing them to serve in the British navy
levy
to impose a tax by law; to force to be paid
mercernary
soldiers who fights for pay; usually foreign
militia
organized body of armed volunteers
minuteman
colonial militia volunteer who was prepared to fight at a minute's notice
natural rights
rights that belong to every human being from birth
sedition
stirring up a rebellion against the government