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Chapter 6 Vocab

Declaration of Independence

TermDefinition
Second Continental Congress convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the spring of 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Continental Army a permanent organization of the military land forces of a nation or state
George Washington 1st President of the United States
Battle of Bunker Hill the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775)
Impose To impose means to force or inflict something on someone else
Independence is the state of being free of the control of some other person, country or entity
policies A set of rules and regulations
Olive Branch Petition In July 5,1775, was a written letter to King George .
Common Sense good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.
Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain
Thomas Paine A patriot and author in the Revolutionary War
Thomas Jefferson principal author of the Declaration of Independence
natural rights Rights that were born with us.
fundamental rights Rights created by the state and guaranteed in the constitution
Independence Day celebration the the day that we got freedom.
Created by: kaavya