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Kyle Walden
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Maquis de Lafayette
He was the french officer who gave american not only military service but some $200,000 of his private funds. He returned to France after the American Revolution to play a conspicuous role in the French Revolution
Patrick Henry
was an ignitor of the revolution his outset energetic, purposeful, and militant provoking speeches impassion people to join the revolution. He is famous for his outcry in the Virginia Assembly, "Give me liberty or give me death!".
John Jay
John Jay was a peace negoitater during the treaty of paris, deeply suspicious of Old World intrigue. He didn't like the terms in paris and instead of signing it he convinced Britain to come to turns with United States. He also wrote the federalist papers and was the first supreme judge
Mercenaries
Are paid soldiers to fight for a country and were important during the revolutionary war as the British used Hessians german mercenaries to fight.
Natural Rights
Created by John Locke, Natural rights also known as inalienable rights are considered to be self-evident and universal.fundamental human rights. certain basic rights that can not deny by the government.Any rights that exists by virtue
Second Continental Congress
Met in Philadelphia in 1775. There was still no well-defined sentiment for independence-merely a desire to continue fighting in the hope that the king and Parliament would consent to a redress of grievances. They drafted new appeals to the British kind and created an army with measures to fund it. They began to start writing what would become the Articles of Confederation
Benedict Arnold
Was a general for the Americans he betrayed them. He was a leader of undoubted dash and brilliance, however he felt they weren't appreciated. He plotted with the British to sell out the key stronghold of West Point, which commanded the Hudson River. However his plot was detected and he fled to the British.
Charles Cornwallis
Was the losing general at yorktown he was cut off from the sea from french naval ships and surround by General Washington and extra french forces, causing Cornwallis to surrender and the war to end.
Thomas Paine and Common Sense
In 1776 Thomas Paine publicized Common Sense and was one of the most influential pamphlets ever written. Its author was Thomas Paine was radical with his idea of freedom. Common Sense became a whirlwind best seller.
Horatio Gates
American general who won Saratoga in 1777 beating rival commanding office Burgoyne and forced him to surrender his enter command. This victory persuaded the French to aide americans in the fight for freedom.
Loyalists/Tories
Colonies loyal to the king were called Tories after the dominant political factions in Britain. Loyalists were most numerous where the Anglican Church was strongest
Patriots/Whigs
Were the American rebels and fought against Britain. Patriots were called "Whigs" after the opposition factions in Britain. The patriots were fueled by leaders such as Samuel Adam and Patrick Henry which impassioned them to join the cause.
Treaty of Paris 1783
The British formally recognized the independence of the United States. In addition they granted generous boundaries, stretching majestically to the Mississippi on the west, to the Great Lakes on the north, and to Spanish Florida on the south.