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10 Cards in this Set

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What is a Loyalist?
Colonists who remained loyal to Britian, and made up about twenty percent of the colonists.
What is a refugee?
People who flee their homes to seek refuge from war, persecution, or other hardships.
What was the Battle of Bunker Hill?
First major battle of the Revolution.
What is a blockade?
A shutting off of a port to keep people or supplies from moving in or out.
What was the Continental Army?
An army established by the Second Continental Congress to fight the British.
What are Hessian mercenaries?
Troops for hire from Germany to help fight the colonists.
Who was Ethan Allen?
He was a blacksmith who led a group of Vermonters, known as the Green Mountain Boys, in a surprise attack on Fort Ticonderoga.
Who were the Green Mountain Boys?
Group of Vermonters that attacked Fort Ticonderoga. The successful surrender of the fort won the boys a valuable supply of cannons and gunpowder, as well as, control of a key route to Canada.
Who were the Patriots?
A number of colonists who opposed aspects of British rule that they considered harsh and unjust.
What was the Olive Branch Petition?
Delegates of the thirteen colonies wrote this to King George III, declaring their loyalty to him, but asking for the Intolerable Acts to be repealed.