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colonists who sided with britain in the american revolution
Loyalists
Brithish soldiers who fought against the colonists in the american revolution; so called because of their bright red uniforms
Redcoats
American colonial militia members who were suppose to be ready to fight a a minute's notice
minutemen
hired foreign soldiers
`mercenaries
American colonists who fought for independence from Great Britain who fought during the Revolutionary War
Patriots
took over her husband's business affairs including the family farm
Abagail Adams
last major battle of the Revolutionary War; site of British general, Charles Cornwallis's surrender to the Patriots in Virginia
Battle of Yorktown
Revolutionary War battle in which the Patriots drove back British forces in New Jersey
Battle of Princeton
organized Marion's Brigade
Francis Marion
disguised herself as a man to fight in the war
Deborah Sampson
peace request sent by the Second Continental Congress to Britain's King George III who rejected it
Olive Branch petition
town in SE virginia, sit of the last battle of the American Revolution
Yorktown
primary author of the Declaration of the Independence
Thomas Jefferson
commander of the Continental Army
George Washington
Battle in New York that resulted in a major defeat of the British troops; marked the Patriots greatest victory up to that point
Battle of Saratoga
general nicknamed "gentlemen Johnny"
John Burgoyne
River that flows from Minnesota down to the Gulf of Mexico
Mississippi River
arrived from France to help Americans; spoke little English
Marquis de Layfayette
British general; ordered retreat from Boston to Canada
William Howe
Meeting of colonial delegates in Philidelphia to decide how to handle increased British taxation and abused by British authorities; delegates sent a petition to Britain demanding the rights of life, liberty and property
1st Continental Congress
creek in Pennsylvania and Delaware that was the site of the REvolutionary War's Battle in 1777
Brandywine Creek
meeting of colonial delegates in Philidelphia to decide how to react to fighting at Lexington and Concord
2nd continental congress
Revolutionary War battle in New Jersey in which Patriot forces captured more than 900 Hessian troops fighting for Britain
Battle of Trenton
self-educated British Quaker; author of the Common Sense pamphlet
Thomas Paine
young frontiersman; stepped forward to organize the Patriots' western campaign
George Rogers Clark
statement of the Second Continental congress that defined the colonists' rights and their complaints against Great Britain and declared the colonies' freedom
Declaration of Independence