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Olive Branch Petition

A letter showing peace to the British King

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Continental Army

The Army formed by the Second Continental Congress Led by George Washington

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Common Sense

a phamplet wriiten by Thomas Paine in 1776 to convince the colonists that it was time to gain independance

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Declaration of Independance

Document stating the thirteen colonies were seprated from Great Britain the writers name was Thomas Jefferson approved in July 4th 1776 by the second continental congress

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Preamble

The first part, or introduction, of a document.

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Loyalist

A colonist who sided with Great Britain during the american revolution

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Patriot

One who supported independance from Great Britain for the thirteen colonies. And aslo had this advantage- Knew the land!

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Section 2

Section 2

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Blockcade

something that prevents goods and people from moving in and out of an area

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Battle of Saratoga

A turning point of the American Revolution in which the American militia defeated british forces fought in New York City (NYC)

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Treaty of Alliance

Agreement in Febuary 1778 the french army pormised to support the American militia in their fight against the british

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Privateer

armed private ship that protected colonial ports

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Section 3

Section 3

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Battle of Cowpens

General Daniel Morgan defeated the British in south Corolina January 17th, 1781

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Pension

payment for military service

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Section 4

Section 4

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Compromise

an agreemant of both sides

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Tretay of Paris

agreement by the British

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Richard Henery Lee

Passed Resolution to declare independance to the Bristish

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Valley Forge

Were Washington and his army endured a harsh winter.2,300 casualties

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Foreign countries that helped-

Spain, France, Prussia, Poland

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Coloniel Sea Captain

John Paul Jones