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23 Cards in this Set

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fortify
to strengthen
declaration
a statement
congress
a meeting of representatives
Patriots
the people who opposed the British government
propaganda
information used to win support for a cause
tax
money people pay to their government
allies
people who join together for a specific purpose
petition
a written request signed by many people
treason
revolt against the government
massacre
the killing of a number of defenseless people
militia
an army made of ordinary citizens instead of professional soldiers
duty
a tax on imported goods
repeal
to cancel
committees of correspondence
a network of people responsible for sharing information throughout the colonies
boycott
a refusal to buy a product or service, or to deal with a business or nation as a means of protest
peninsula
a piece of land that juts out into a body of water and is connected to a larger piece of land
Parliament
Britain's lawmaking body
Loyalists
colonists who supported the British government
proclamation
an official announcement
Minutemen
the colonial militia, so-called because they were ready to fight with a minute's notice
delegates
people chosen to represent a group of people
battle map
symbols and descriptions to show how a battle was fought
casualties
people killed and wounded in battle