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American Revolution Vocabulary


a long stretch of soldiers that fight in a forward motion.
regiment A permanent unit of an army commanded by a colonel and divided into several companies, squadrons, or batteries or to be organized in a strict manner
guerilla A member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger enemy through force, sabotage, and harassment
rebel One who rises against or offers resistance to an established norm, government, or ruler
loyalist A colonist of the American Revolution that supported the British, often called a Tory
secrecy Controlling and hiding information from others
smuggle Move goods or other things such as people in secret or in a hidden manner, sometimes illegally
repeal Cancel a decision or choice
cannonade A time of heavy, continuous gunfire
profiteer One who seeks to make a large and unfair profit through illegal or dishonest means
disguise Alter appearance in order to conceal true identity
treason A crime against one's own country, especially when trying to kill the person in charge
preamble A preliminary, introductory, or beginning statement


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