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Chapter 6 Vocab

read the title seriously it isnt that hard man

TermDefinition
Second Continental Congress It was a convention started in spring 1775 where the delegates met up. This was the successor to the First Continental Congress.
Continental Army This was the army formed by the Second Continental Congress to fight in the war.
George Washington A Virginian who led the New England army in the war.
Battle of Bunker Hill One of the most important battles of the revolution, fought on Breed's Hill. The colonists won two out of three battles and retreated as they ran low on supplies. This was known as a win for Britain.
Impose To take advantage of someone by demanding attention or commitment.
Independence Being independent, or alone. Americans fought the war for this right.
Policies An action proposed or adopted by a government
Olive Branch Petition A petition sent to King George III telling him that the colonists wanted fair laws but to stay a part of Britain.
Thomas Paine The writer of common sense and a patriot.
Common Sense A pamphlet made to sway colonists towards freedom and independence.
Declaration of Independence A document describing why America split away from Britain and became its own country.
Thomas Jefferson The main author of the Declaration of Independence.
Natural Rights Rights you are born with- life, liberty and pursuit of happiness
Fundamental Rights Rights that the government protects such as right to freedom of religion and cultural and educational rights. There are seven named in the constitution.
Independence Day The day that America officially became an independent country. John Adams thought it would be the 2nd of July, but it was changed to July 4th because the Declaration had to be revised.
Patrick Henry A Founding Father known most for his declaration to the 2nd Virginia Convention.
The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence The first sentences of the Declaration of Independence. It says that all people have natural rights- life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
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