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Chapter 6 Vocabulary

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  • Q1
    Mountain people from the Carolinas who formed a militia and killed or captured about 1,000 British-led Loyalist troops. The militia was angered by British threats to join their side or be killed and their homes destroyed.
    Battle of Kings Mountain
    30s
  • Q2
    Patriot victory against General Burgoyne that changed the tide of the war. It stopped the 3 prong battle plan by the British to cut off New England from the middle colonies by capturing the Hudson River.
    Battle of Saratoga
    30s
  • Q3
    1781 battle that sealed the Patriot victory against the British. The French fleet and Continental Army pinned General Cornwallis until he surrendered on October 19th.
    Battle of Yorktown
    30s
  • Q4
    actions used to keep a country or area from communicating and trading with other nations or areas; to close off a country's ports.
    Blockade
    30s
  • Q5
    person/persons who leave without permission or intent to come back.
    Deserters
    30s
  • Q6
    German mercenaries who fought for the British; named after the region they came from.
    Hessians
    30s
  • Q7
    Surprise attack by Patriots as British soldiers moved through the countryside. They would ambush the British and then disappear.
    Hit and run tactic
    30s
  • Q8
    When it takes more and more money to buy the same amount of goods; increase of the price of goods and services.
    Inflation
    30s
  • Q9
    A privately owned merchant ship outfitted with weapons. The goal was to capture enemy merchant ships and cargo.
    Privateer
    30s
  • Q10
    Signed on September 3, 1783. Great Britain recognized the United States as an independent nation and promised to withdraw all troops from American territory. The U.S. promised to repay British merchants what is owed to them.
    Treaty of Paris
    30s
  • Q11
    Patriot camp 20 miles west of Philadelphia where General Washington and his men spent the winter of 1777-1778. The Continental Army barely survived the brutal conditions. The troops lacked food, clothing, shelter, and medicine.
    Valley Forge
    30s
  • Q12
    Virginia's royal governor who promised freedom to African Americans who joined the British cause.
    Lord Dunmore
    30s
  • Q13
    Also known as Molly Pitcher. She would carry water pitchers to soldiers and was also rumored to have taken part in combat.
    Mary L.H. McCauley
    30s
  • Q14
    She fought in the American Revolution when she disguised herself as a man.
    Deborah Sampson
    30s
  • Q15
    British general in charge of the troops in New York during the revolution. He also captured Philadelphia in 1777.
    General William Howe
    30s

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