3.4,3.5 1 vocabulary

Term Definition
traitor a person who betrays his/her country
preamble an introduction to a declaration, constitution, or other official document
unalienable rights rights that cannot be taken away
natural rights rights that belong to all people from birth
Common Sense a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that argued for independence from Great Britain
Benjamin Franklin proposed the Albany Plan of Union, participated in Continental Congress, considered a Founding Father of U.S.
Battle of Trenton 1776 battle in New Jersey in which George Washington's troops captured a British encampment
Battle of Saratoga 1777 battle that was the first decisive American victory in the Revolution
Valley Forge Pennsylvania site of Washington's Continental army encampment during the winter of 1777-1778
guerrilla warfare a form of fighting that used hit-and-run attacks
Battle of Yorktown 1781 American victory in Virginia that forced the British to surrender
Nathan Hale was captured by the British and hung without a trial, tradition says that before he died he said, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
Declaration of Independence 1776 document stating that the 13 English colonies were a free and independent nation

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