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ratify
approve
calvary
troops on horseback. Pulaski trained the American calvary
traitor
person who betrays his or her country
blockade
shutting of a port by ships to keep people or supplies from moving in or out
choosing not to fight on either sides in a war
neutral
Colonists who supported the American Revolution
Patriot
Winter headquarters for Washington in 1777-1778. Located near Philadelphia
Valley Forge
colonists who stayed loyal to Britain during the American Revolution
Loyalists
City in eastern New York. The American victory there in 1777 was a turning point in the American Revolution
Saratoga
a group of men led by Ethan Allen
Green Mountain Boys
general who surrendered 2 Washington at Yorktown
Charles Cornwallis
Ambassador to France
Ben Franklin
Nathan Hale
"My only regret is that I have but one life to lose for my country"
Commander of the Navy. Won in North Sea
John Paul Jones
author of the Declaration of Independence
Thomas Jefferson
author of Common Sense
Thomas Paine
Taught troops to march and use bayonets
Friedrich von Steuben
Posed as a man and fought at Monmouth
A Virginian who offered a resolution to the Declaration of Independence
Polish engineer who helped the Americans build forts and other defenses for Patriots
Thaddeus Kosciusko
In what document did the colonists ask King George III to repeal the Intolerable Acts?
Olive Branch Petition
What early victory inspired the colonists?
Fort Ticonderoga
How did the colonists try to patch things up with Britain?
By sending the Olive Branch Petition to repeal the In tolerable Acts
What battles occured before the signing og the Declaration of Independence?
Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill
Where did John Paul Jones win a battle against the British?
North Sea
Why did Washington allow African Americans to fight in the war?
The British were recruiting them
Why did many African Americans support the Revolution?
They hoped it would be the end of slavery