10 terms

REvolutionary War Vocabulary

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Independence
Freedom from being ruled by someone else
Patriot
A colonist who wanted the American colonies independent from Britain
Minutemen
A well-trained volunteer soldier who was trained to fight against the British at a minute's notice.
Declaration
A statement that announces an idea
Treason
To go against one's own government
Continental Soldier
A paid soldier in the continental army who fought the British army under leadership of George Washington
Redcoat
The name colonists gave to the British soldiers because of the color of their uniform.
Traitor
A colonist who provided military information to the British
Loyalist
A colonist who was on the side of King George
Commander in Chief
The highest leader of the Continental Army. George Washington was chosen to fill this post by the 2nd Continental Congress.
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