"Eye of the Storm" Vocabulary Flash Cards

Social Studies Vocabulary

Sunday, November 15, 2009

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

Vocabulary

“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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