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Ch. 5 Section 4

Important people, events, and places

Second Continental Congress It assembled on May 10, 1775. It governed the colonies. It printed money and established a post office. It had committees to communicate with Native Americans and other countries. It established the Continental Army and chose George Washington leader.
Continental Army The army was established by the Second Continental Congress. Instead of individual militias, this was an army made up of people from different colonies.
Olive Branch Petition It was a formal request that was sent to George III. "It assured the colonists' desire for peace and asked him to protect the colonists's rights. George III refused to receive the Olive Branch Petition." page 140 The American Journey Early Years
Thomas Paine He published a pamphlet called Common Sense. Common Sense called for independence.
Benjamin Franklin He was a Pennsylvania legislator who was the colonial representative to London for the repeal of the Stamp Act. He was put in charge of the Post Office by the Second Continental Congress.
Charles Inglis He was against independence. He predicted doom for the colonies if they waged war against the British.
Declaration of Independence This was voted on on July 2, 1776, by 12 colonies. New York did not vote. It was officially adopted on July 4, 1776. Fifty-six delegates signed the Declaration of Independence. The writing committee was Ben Franklin, John Adams, & Thomas Jefferson.
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