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proclamation
official announcement
peninsula
land that juts out into the water. It is also connected to a larger land mass.
ally
people who join together for a specific purpose
Parliament
Britain's law-making body
congress
meeting of representatives
minutemen
the militia who were ready to fight in a minute
negotiate
talk and try to reach an agreement
patriot
a person who opposed (disagreed) with Great Britain
surrender
gave up and admitted he was defeated
petition
a written request signed by many
diplomat
government representative who deals with other nations
privateer
privately owned small ship
tax
money paid to the government
massacre
killing a number of defenseless people
fortify
to strengthen something
repeal
cancel
treason
a revolt against the government
delegate
a person chosen to represent a group of people
revolution
attempt to overthrow the government and replace it with another
casualty
a person who is killed, wounded, or missing during a war
declaration
a statement
neutral
choose to stay out of war
strategy
plan of action
Loyalist
a person who was loyal to Great Britain
intervention
when one nation enters the affair of another nation
boycott
a refusal to buy a product or service in order to protest something
duty
a tax on imported goods
Committe of Correspondence
groups of people who wrote to each other--sharing information about the British
propaganda
information used to win support for a cause
mercenary
person paid to fight