Ch. 7 vocab

January 19, 2018 Off By admin
Term Definition
Yorktown last battle of the American Revolution
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
Mercenary hired soldiers from another country
Inflation takes more and more money to buy the same amount of goods
Ambush a surprise attack
Siege a military operation

Ratify to officially approve something
Valley Forge where Washington and his troops spent during the winter
James Armistead a slave who acted as a spy for George Washington
Haym Salomon wealthy Jewish patriot who loaned large sums of money to the war effort

Marquis de Lafayette volunteer from France who wanted to join the battle for freedom
Bernardo was a Spanish governor of Louisiana who helped the patriots against the British
Wentworth Cheswell African American patriot who made a midnight ride to warn about British troop movements

Recruit Getting people to enlist in military service