Chains

by

Laurie Halse Anderson

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Continental Congress

The Continental Congress refers to two separate 18th-century American legislative bodies. The First Continental Congress first met in 1774 in response to rising tensions with the British; they appointed George Washington the general of the… read analysis of Continental Congress

Hessian

Hessians were German soldiers that the British hired to fight for them during the Revolutionary War. read analysis of Hessian

Indentured Servant

Indentured servants were people brought to the American Colonies, mostly from Europe, to work for a set number of years to pay off their debts. Some people also entered into a period of indentured servitude… read analysis of Indentured Servant

Loyalist/Tory

Loyalists, or Tories, were people loyal to the British cause during the American Revolution. The term is usually applied to civilians rather than people in the military. read analysis of Loyalist/Tory

Patriot/Rebel

Patriots, or the rebels, were those who supported and/or fought for American independence during the Revolutionary War. read analysis of Patriot/Rebel
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Redcoat

Redcoat is a term for British soldiers during the Revolutionary War. It arose from the fact that British soldiers wore bright red coats. They were also sometimes called “lobsterbacks.” read analysis of Redcoat