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Important Vocabulary Write in the name of the vocabulary word that matches the definition What term is given to specific words about a topic? vocabulary
The people who sided with the Colonies & fought for independence Patriots were supporters of independence, they risked “their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” in order to build a new nation. That is why the football team is called the New England Patriots !
The people who remained loyal to Great Britain & were against American Independence Americans who supported the King! Many loyalists fought against the patriots Loyalists were often driven from their homes and property by the patriots Many moved to Canada after the war
Cannons or Large Guns Cannons fired heavy iron shots Sometimes the shells would explode sending sharp pieces of iron into the enemies soldiers !
Rights the government can’t take away Including Life Liberty The Pursuit of Happiness Listed by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence !
65. Unalienable Rights
Professional soldiers hired to fight for a foreign country, (The Hessians) German soldiers hired by Britain to fight against America
Overall plan of action Like a plan to win a game ! Chess takes lots of strategy Battles and wars take strategy too !
A country that helps another country toward a common goal France and Spain were our allies in the Revolutionary War. FRANCEFRANCE SPAINSPAIN
Long steel knives attached to muskets during the war Bayonets were steel weapons that could still be used even if the musket was empty !
A religious group opposed to war Quakers were a pacifist group against war and wouldn’t fight or pay taxes to fight a war! A pacifier makes a baby stop crying… be calm … no war or fighting
Patriots ready to go into battle in a minute’s notice These militia were the youngest and strongest men Able to run miles to get to a battle, and then fight
A country that doesn’t take sides A referee is neutral and doesn’t take sides in a game Neutral countries do the same thing… they stay out of it
A complaint against someone ( like in the Declaration of Independence) The colonists had a grievance against Britain b/c of the Proclamation of 1763
A force of armed civilians used to defend the colonies Part time soldiers were the militia Today they are the National Guard All men from 16 to 60
Quiz # 5 True or False 1. A grievance is a complaint. 2. Unalienable rights are given to us by the government. 3. Patriots fought for independence. 4. Loyalists fought against independence.