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The overthrow of one government and its replacement with another.
The overall plans to win the war.
The colonists plan to overthrow Parliament and replace it with their own government.
The country in which the colonists are trying to overthrow.
The army of the colonists.
Battle of Yorktown
The last big battle in Virginia. After Patriot victory, G.B. was ready to end the war.
A soldier hired to fight for a foreign army. (Germans)
A planned action.
G.B.'s strategy to win the war.
The Patriot strategy to win the war.
A battle G.B. won in order to control Boston.
The general of the Continental Army.
People who perform a service for free.
To agree to fight in an army or navy.
A country that was allies with the colonies.
Marquis de Lafayette
A French General in the Continental Army.
Baron Friedrich von Steuben
A German soldier that trained the Continentals.
Treaty of Paris
The treaty that ended the American Revolution.
A fort that was used for training the Continentals. Many men died during the winter of 1777-78.
The desire to succeed.
A formal agreement between two or more countries.
Battle of Saratoga
A turning point in the war where colonists defeated the British.
An event that leads to dramatic change.
Small fast ships with light cannons.
Battle of Trenton
The famous crossing of the Delaware River, where Washington defeated German Mercenaries.
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