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And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Key Vocabulary Houghton Mifflin Reading Theme 3 – Voices of the Revolution © Brent Coley 2009 | www.mrcoley.com.

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1 And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? Key Vocabulary Houghton Mifflin Reading Theme 3 – Voices of the Revolution © Brent Coley 2009 |

2 See if you can correctly define the following vocabulary words.

3 If necessary, use the context clues from the sample sentences to help you.

4 cargo

5 cargo Sample Sentence: The ship’s cargo included bananas from South America.

6 cargo Definition: n. The freight (items) carried by a ship, airplane, or other vehicle

7 colonies

8 colonies Sample Sentence: The 13 original colonies declared their independence from Britain in 1776.

9 colonies Definition: n. Territories ruled by or belonging to another country

10 express

11 express Sample Sentence: We needed the package to arrive the next day, so we used express delivery.

12 express Definition: adj. Fast, direct, and often nonstop

13 liberty

14 liberty Sample Sentence: In the American Revolution, colonists fought against Britain to gain liberty.

15 liberty Definition: n. Freedom from the control of others; independence

16 oppose

17 oppose Sample Sentence: Many people oppose the idea of paying higher taxes.

18 oppose Definition: v. To be against something or someone

19 Patriot

20 Patriot Sample Sentence: George Washington and other Patriots risked their lives to gain their freedom.

21 Patriot Definition: n. A colonist who was against British rule during the American Revolution

22 revolutionary

23 revolutionary Sample Sentence: When it was first introduced, the Internet was a revolutionary idea.

24 revolutionary Definition: adj. Connected with complete change (“This will change everything.”)

25 sentries

26 sentries Sample Sentence: The colonist tried to sneak past the two sentries in front of the bridge.

27 sentries Definition: n. Guards who are posted to keep watch

28 taxes

29 taxes Sample Sentence: Britain required colonists to pay taxes on tea and other items.

30 taxes Definition: n. Money that must be paid in order to support the government


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