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American Revolution

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King George
political leader of Great Britain
Patrick Henry
"Give me liberty, or give me death!"
Sam Adams
organized Committees of Correspondence & Sons of Liberty
Paul Revere
helped warn the Patriots of the British advance toward Concord
George Washington
chosen by the Continental Congress to lead the Continental Army
Thomas Paine
wrote Common Sense
Thomas Jefferson
main author of the Declaration of Independence
Benedict Arnold
betrayed the Patriots
John Paul Jones
Americas most successful Captain of the Navy
Sons of Liberty
secret society of Patriots
Committees of Correspondence
groups of people who shared information about protests
1st Continental Congress
meeting of colonists to decide how to protest against the British
2nd Continental Congress
meeting of colonists that wrote the Declaration of Independence
Redcoats
British soldiers
Loyalists/Tories
colonists who supported England
Hessians
mercenaries from Germany
Minutemen
American colonial soldiers ready to fight at any minute
Patriots
colonists who supported American independence
militia
citizens serving as soldiers on a temporary basis
Treaty of Paris
officially ended the Revolutionary War
boycott
stop buying something
repeal
to cancel
propaganda
one-sided information
mercenaries
foreign soldiers hired to fight for your country
guerilla warfare
hit-and-run attacks