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16 terms

Social Studies Chapter 9

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neutral
not taking a side in a disagreement
enlist
to join
grievances
a complaint
independence
the freedom to govern on one's own
turning point
a single event that causes important and dramatic change
traitor
one who works against one's own government
preamble
an introduction; first part
regiment
a large, organized group of soldiers
allegiance
loyalty
pacifists
a believer in the peaceful settlement of differences
principle
a rule that is used in deciding how to behave
Loyalists
a person who supported the British government during the American Revolution
resolution
a formal statement of the feeling of a group of people about an important topic
negotiate
to talk with another to work out an agreement
Patriots
a colonist who was against British rule and supported the rebel cause in the American Colonies
public opinion
the point of view held by the majority of people