Thomas Jefferson: Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 (April 2, 1743 O.S.) – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of theDeclaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801–1809)
Patriot: wanted to support america and gain independence
Loyalists (tories)- remained loyal to the king
Valley forge-Valley Forge in Pennsylvania was the site of the camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777-1778 in the American Revolutionary War.
Continentals-A member of the colonial army in the American Revolution
George rogers clark-George Rogers Clark (November 19, 1752 – February 13, 1818) was a soldier from Virginia and the highest ranking American military officer on the northwestern frontier during the American Revolutionary War.
Battle of Saratoga-Saratoga: a battle during the American Revolution (1777); the British under Burgoyne were defeated
Absolute monarch-(Absolute monarchy) A form of government led by a single ruler who selects advisers for assistance.
Battle of Yorktown-The Siege of Yorktown or Battle of Yorktown in 1781 was a decisive victory by combined assault of American forces led by General George Washington and French forces led by the Comte de Rochambeau over a British Army commanded by Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis.
Treaty of paris-formally ended the revolutionary war
Articles of confederation-a written agreement ratified in 1781 by the thirteen original states; it provided a legal symbol of their union by giving the central government no