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grievance
complaints
What is a mercenary?
a paid soldier - helped British fight the Revolutionary War
neutral
taking no side
Who is Fredrich Von Steuben?
German who helped Americans train soldiers
When did the second Continental Congress meet in Philadelphia, PA?
1775
Continentals
American soldiers
In what year did the Liberty Bell crack?
1835
olive branch
symobol of peace
pacifists
believers that violence is wrong
Who is Thaddeus Kosciuszko?
Polish officer who helped the Continental army
When was the Declaration of Independance signed?
July 4, 1776
Who was Peter Salem?
a freed African who fought at the Battle of Concord
In what year was the Treaty of Paris signed ending the war?
1783
What did Mary Slocumb do?
joinded her husband in NC and fought in Battle of Moores Creek Bridge
How old was Jefferson when he wrote the Declaration of Independance?
33
What was the Battle of Bunker Hill?
first major battle of Rev. War
In what year did the British capture Charleston?
1780
revolution
sudden, complete change of government
encroach
move on or take without permission
independance
freedom
regiment
troop of soldiers
allegiance
loyalty
How long did it take Jefferson to write the Declaration of Independance?
17 days
declaration
official statement
Who is George III?
King of England during Revolutionary War
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
where American troops stayed the winter
What was the Treaty of Paris?
agreement that ended the Rev. War
Battle of Saratoga
showed French colonists could win the was - the French joined America after that battle
Who is Thomas Paine?
writer of "Common Sense" that called the king a bully
What did George Washington do?
He led the Continental army against the British.
What did Phillis Wheatley do?
She wrote poetry in support of breaking away from England.
enlisted
joined
What did Thomas Jefferson do?
He wrote the Declaration of Independance.
What is a Quaker?
a religious group who did not believe in war and did not take park in the war
Who is Francis Marion?
Swamp Fox - led raids against British in South Carolina