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Ammunition - Bullets, cannon balls, and any other objects that can be fired from guns.


B

Boycott - A refusal as part of an organized group to buy from, or deal with a store, company,
      person, or nation


C

Celebrity - A person made famous by action or reputation

Conspire - To plan together secretly to do something (wrong)


E

Enlisted - To sign up for; to agree to serve


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H

Heroism - The act of being brave; courage


I

Impending - Something about to happen

Incidents - Events; stories; situations

Inferior - Lower in rank or value


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L

Linen - Cloth made of flax

Loyalists - People who remained loyal to the British government during the American Revolution


M

Manufactured - To create a product from raw material(s) such as cloth, wood, metal, etc.

Matross - A soldier in the artillery who swabbed, loaded, and fired a cannon

Militia - A group of able-bodied male citizens called to fight only in emergencies

Monarchy - Government that is headed by a king or queen

Musket - A type of gun with a long barrel used before the invention of the rifle


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Patriotism - Love or support for one's country

Patriots - People who loved, supported, and defended their land and fought for their rights to become an independent country

Pension - A sum of money given to people after they retire from service at any profession

Petitioned - To request formally in an oral or written form

Plantation - Several fields that are under cultivation; A large plot of land owned and cultivated by a family


Q

Quaker - Member of the Society of Friends; believed in neutrality in war


R

Rations - A fixed portion of food allotted to a person in times when supplies are low

Redcoats - The British soldiers during the American Revolution

Responsibilities - Duties; roles that a person is required to fill

Retaliate - Punishment in kind; to return an injury, wrong for one given

Revolution - A complete change in government or rule


S

Satirized - To exaggerate or poke fun at; to attack the weakness or mistakes of people

Slave - A person who works for another for no pay; one who is not free

Spy - A person who obtains secret information from the enemy, usually in disguise

Station - A place where one is located or sent to

Suspicious - Suspect of doing wrong; distrustful


T

Tories - Political party that believed that the king should keep firm control of the colonies


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W

Whigs - English political party that mostly believed that the colonials should be allowed to govern themselves.


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