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The Revolutionary War

Revolutionary War commander of Marion’s Brigade, a group of guerrilla soldiers in South Carolina that used surprise raids against British communications and supply lines
British soldiers who fought against the colonists in the American Revolution; so called because of their bright red uniforms
colonists who sided with Britain in the American Revolution
A meeting of colonial delegates in 1775 in Philadelphia to decide how to react to fighting at Lexington and Concord
A plan for fighting a battle or war
the army created by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 to defend the American colonies from Britain
American Revolutionary soldier and frontier leader, he captured the British trading village of Kaskaskia during the Revolution and encouraged Indian leaders to remain neutral
The document written in 1776 to declare the colonies free from British rule
A Revolutionary War battle in 1777 in New York that resulted in a major defeat of British troops
French statesman and officer who viewed the American Revolution as important to the world, he helped finance the Revolution and served as major general
A meeting of colonial delegates in 1774 in Philadelphia to decide how to respond to the closing of Boston Harbor, increased taxes, and abuses of authority by the British government
Revolutionary War hero and Patriot leader, he served as a representative to the Continental Congresses, commanded the Continental Army, and was unanimously elected to two terms as president of the United States
Revolutionary War battle in 1776 in New Jersey in which Patriot forces captured more than 900 Hessian troops
American statesman, and member of two Continental Congresses, chairman of the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence, the Declaration’s main author and one of its signers, and the third president of the United States
A peace agreement in 1783 that officially ended the Revolutionary War and established British recognition of the independence of the United States
A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1776 that criticized monarchies and convinced many American colonists of the need to break away from Britain
American political philosopher and author, he urged an immediate declaration of independence from England in his written pamphlet “Common Sense”
A Revolutionary War battle in 1775 in Boston that demonstrated that the colonists could fight well against the British army
The last major battle of the Revolutionary War in 1781
American colonial militia members ready to fight at a minute's notice
American colonists who fought for independence from Great Britain during the Revolutionary War