Chapter 7 Vocab Social Studies

Term Definition
James Armisted A slave who acted as a spy for Washington.
Haym Salomon A wealthy Jewish patriot who loaned large sums of money to the war effort.
Yorktown Last real battle of the Revolution where Cornwallis was defeated.
Blockade Strategy used by the British navy during the Revolution to keep ships from entering or leaving U.S harbors.
Privateer A privately owned ship outfitted with weapons.
Mercenaries Hiring soldiers from another country to fight your war.
Inflation When it takes more money to buy the same amount of goods.
Recruit Getting people to enlist in military service.
Marquis de Lafayette Volunteer from France who wanted to join the battle of freedom.
Ambush Surprise attack.
Seige Forcing surrender by blocking movement of people and goods.
Bernardo De Galvez Spanish governor of Louisiana who had supplies shipped up the Mississippi to help the Patriots against the British.
Ratify To officially approve something.
Wentworth Cheswell Free African American Patriot who made a midnight ride to warn British troop movement.
Valley Forge Where Washington and his troops wintered over in 1778-79; many died from exposure, disease, and starvation.

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