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Provisional Government

temporary government

Committees of Correspondence

local groups formed to share political and military information with other communities


to formally make a request

Civil Rights

the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to US citizens by the Consitution and acts of Congress

Ad Interim

serving for the intervening time; temporarily


to enlist people into the armed forces


to strengthen, build up


the surrounding of a place in order to force it to surrender


the savage and excessive killing of many people


a unit of soldiers who ride horses


the right or left side of a formation


soldiers that fight on foot


To attack often with artillery

Regular Army

A state or country's permanent army

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