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Flashcards in American Rev Deck (11):
1

Paul reveres ride

poem by Henry longfellow, innacurately describes reveres ride

2

Battles

•Lexington and concord
fist military engagement of rev war

•battle of bunker hill
fought on bunker hill during siege in boston

•Trenton
small but pivitol battle

•battle of saratoga
American war victors

3

Olive branch petition

letter to King George III from secnd cont congress. last attempt by the moderate party to avoid a war of independance against britain

4

second continenetal congress

convention of delegates from 13 colonies. declared that american revolution had begun

5

John Locke

English philosopher, "father of liberalism" one of the most influential enlightenment thinkers

6

inaliebale rights

rights that are garunteed and can not be taken away

7

natural rights

rights that are not dependant on the laws

8

G Washington

first president of the united states. cammander in chief of continental army during american rev

9

Baren Von steuben

prussian born american military officer

10

benedict arnold

general during rev war. faught for americans then switched to british.

11

Declaration of independance

Document that announced all 13 colonies to be newly independant