Thursday, December 2, 2010

Vocabulary: American Revolutionary War Unit Study

  1. revolution - a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system
  2. tax - impose a tax on (someone or something)
  3. representation - a action of speaking or acting on behalf of someone
  4. petition - make or present a formal request to (an authority) with respect to a particular cause
  5. patriot - a person who strongly supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies
  6. boycott - to join with others in refusing to deal with a person, organization, or country usually to express disapproval or to force acceptance of terms
  7. liberty - the condition of those who are free and independent
  8. parliament - the supreme legislative body of various political units in the United Kingdom
  9. import - to bring (goods or services) into a country from another country usually for selling
  10. treason - the crime of betraying one's contry
  11. massacre - deliberately and violently kill (a number of people)
  12. quarters - rooms or lodging, esp. those provided to servicemen or to staff in domestic service
  13. Patriot (or Whig) - American colonist who supported the American Revolution
  14. Loyalist - a colonist of the American Revolution period who supported the British cause
  15. Tory - An American colonist who supported the British side during the American Revolution
  16. delegate - a person sent or authorized to represent others, in particular an elected representative sent to a conference
  17. cargo - goods carried on a ship, aircraft, or motor vehicle
  18. barracks - a building or group of buildings in which soldiers live
  19. independent - free from outside control; not depending on another's authority
  20. declaration - a formal announcement of the beginning of a state or condition
  21. freedom - the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without restriction or limitation
  22. committee - board or council
  23. traitor - a person who betrays a friend, country, or principal
  24. sympathizer - agreeing with a sentiment or opinion
  25. legislative - having the power to make laws
  26. orator - a public speaker, esp. one who is persuasive and skilled
  27. company - a body of soldiers, typically commanded by a major or captain
  28. platoon - part of a military company consisting of two or more squads
  29. sentry - a soldier standing guard at a point of passage
  30. resolution - the action of solving a problem, dispute, or contentious matter
  31. monarchy - absolute rule of a country by a single person, such as a king
  32. republic - when a country is run by the people and their representatives and have an elected president rather than a king

1 comment:

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