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The Revolutionary War, A-Z

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The Revolutionary War, A-Z
by Zach Nelton
A
merican Revolution
was the Americans fighting for their freedom from the British.
B
ritish
British troops, nicknamed
"redcoats", were the Americans main adversaries.
C
olonies
The whole Revolutionary War was because the American colonies wanted their freedom. In the colonies is where most of the war took place.
D
ecember 4th
On December 4th, 1778, George Washington said farewell to his troops and went home to live quietly.
E
missary
The Americans sent Ben Franklin as an emissary, or ambassador, to France to receive reinforcements.
F
irecake
Firecake was a common meal at Valley Forge. It consisted of flour and water.
G
uerilla warfare
The Americans used hit and run tactics called guerilla warfare.
H
essians
The British hired German mercenaries called Hessians, that fought in the war.
To Americans
I
nflation
The war made the costs of items rise an enormous amount. The rising of costs is called inflation.
J
ohn Paul Jones
He was an American Naval officcer who recklessly raided british ships.
K
ing George
He was the king of Britan. His unfair taxes and lack of care for the colonies was what started the war.
L
oyalists
Loyalists were Americans who supported Britan in the war. Most cities that the British captured were populated by loyalists.
M
Francis Marion, known as the "swamp fox", was the leader of a guerilla group. He was infamous to the british for his ability to disappear into a swamp.
arion, Francis
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/biography/fox.html
N
ative Americans
The Native Americans allied themselves with the British in the hope of preserving their land. They acted as scouts and led the British through the American frontier.
Q
uakers
Quakers were pacifists that believed everyone was equal, and were against slavery.
O
live Branch Petition
Before the war, the Americans attempted to get Britan to repealed the unfair taxes and avoid war via the Olive Branch Petition.
P
ay and
ension
After the war, many veterans were disgruntled because they weren't paid or given pension.
Congress
ecruit
R
Recruits were enlisted soldiers, that were forced to fight in the war.
S
py
George Washington had a network of spies who kept him informed of British plans.
T
reaty of Paris
The Treaty of Paris was a formal document that ended the Revolutionary War.
The War is over!
U
ndersupplied
The Patriots had very little supplies, compared to the armed-to-the-teeth Redcoats.
Patriots
Redcoats
V
alley Forge
Valley Forge is where Washington camped in the winter of 1777-1778
ashington, George
W
George Washington was the Commander of the Continental Army.
X
E cluded
After the war loyalists were shunned from social groups and excluded.
Y
ankee Doodle
When the British surrendered at Yorktown, a french band played "Yankee Doodle" to signal they were entering the town.
Z
enger, Peter
Peter Zenger was the person who came up with the idea of freedom of the press.
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