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Glossary of American Revolution Vocabulary

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repeal
undo a law
propoganda
information slanted to get a certain reaction, usually exaggerated.
colony
settlement established by a mother country for profit
minutemen
citizen soldier, volunteer fighter. Called minutemen because they could be ready to fight in a "minute"
militia
volunteer army
ambush
surprise attack
patriot
colonist who supports American independence
loyalist
colonist who stays loyal to England
Colonial era
Spanned 7 generations, from 1607 to 1775 - approimately 175 years.
Committee of Correspondance
leaders of each colony who wrote to each other about what was happening in their colony and how to resist the british
treaty
a formal agreement between two colonies
Continental Army
full time patriot army
civil disobediance
intentional disopediance of the law in order to protest the injustice or unfairness of a law or government practice
House of Burgesses
colonial government of Virginia and the first democratic representative government of North America
Act
Law

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