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American Revolutionary War: Key People   Tags: 4th grade, 5th grade, american revolution, biographies, history  

Articles, pictures and links to information about key people on both sides of the American Revolution.
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Vocabulary Part 1

Neutral: not taking either side in a war

Allies: friends or partner during a war

Loyalists or Tories: those who remained loyal to England during the Revolutionary War

Hostile: an enemy in warfare

Raid: a quick attack

Frontier: an area between a populated area and wilderness, usually with few people

Massacres: killing large numbers of people in a cruel and vicious manner

Granaries: buildings for storing grain

Sullivan Campaign: a march through western New York led by General John Sullivan and General James Clinton to destroy Native American villages and lands as punishment for siding with England during the Revolutionary War


Revolutionary War Map

-- from Encyclopedia Britannica Kids


Vocabulary Part 2

Indenture: a contract by which one person is made to work for another for a stated period

Enlist: to join the military of naval force

Volunteer: to agree to do something without being asked or paid

Aide: a person who acts as an assistant or helps someone else

Pension: a sum of money paid regularly to a person, especially following retirement

Martyr: someone who died while supporting an important cause


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