"Eye of the Storm" Vocabulary Flash Cards

Social Studies Vocabulary

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Vocabulary Words - "And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?"


“And Then What Happened, Paul Revere?”

1. cargo - freight carried by a vehicle

2. colonies - territories governed by a parent country; the thirteen territories that became the original United States

3. express - fast, direct, and nonstop

4. liberty - freedom from the control of others

5. oppose - to act against something

6. Patriot - a person who loves and defends his or her country; a colonist who was against British rule

7. revolutionary - promoting radical political or social change

8. sentries - soldiers who watch for danger

9. taxes - required fees to support the government

10. ewers - large, wide-mouthed pitchers or jugs

11. porringers - shallow cups or bowls with handles

12. congregation - a group of people who regularly worship at a church

13. engraved - carved, cut, or etched into material

14. dispatched - sent off to a specific destination

15. transport - a ship used to carry troops or military equipment from one place to another

16. volley - many shots fired at the same time

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