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Thomas Paine

Author of common sense

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Richard Henry Lee

Introduced the Virginia resolution, that the colonies should be free

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Resolution

A formal statement or opinion

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Preamble

An introduction

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Grievance

Formal complaint

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Nathan hale

A Connecticut officer who served as a spy and was caught and hung

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Mercenary

Soldiers who are paid to fight for a country other than their own

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Alliance

A formal agreement between two powers toward a common goal

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Marquis de Lafayette

A high ranking officer in Washington's army

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Cavalry

Units of troops on horse back

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Friedrich Von Stueben

A German baron who helped train the continental army

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Enlist

Sighted up for duty

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Civilian

People not in the military

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Continentals

Paper money

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George Rogers Clark

Commander of a militia who was sent by the Americans to attack British forts beyond the Appalachians

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Bernardo de Galvez

Louisiana governor who secretly supplied the Americans before Spain officially declared war on Britain

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Charles Cornwallis

The British commander who carried the war int North Carolina

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Guerrilla

Fighter who work in small bands to make hit and run attacks

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Francis Marion

A leader of a guerrilla who led his men through swamps and attacked the British efficiently

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Nathanael Greene

General who took over the command of the continental army in the south.

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Traitor

A person who betrays his or her country or cause and helps the other side

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John Paul jones

Famous navy commander

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Privateer

Armed civilian pirate ships