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Chapter 6 Vocab

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Second Continental Congress the legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American Revolution.
Continental Army the American army during the American Revolution.
George Washington 1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799).
Battle of Bunker Hill the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hill.
Impose to force or inflict something on someone else.
Independence being free of the control of some other person, country or entity.
Policies a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government.
Olive Branch Petition effort of American colonists to make peace with the British.
Thomas Paine American Revolutionary leader and pamphleteer, who supported the American colonist's fight for independence and supported the French Revolution (1737-1809).
Common Sense a sound practical judgement about everyday manners.
Declaration of Independence the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain.
Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States; chief drafter of the Declaration of Independence; made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 and sent out the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore it (1743-1826).
Natural rights rights that people supposedly have under natural law.
Fundamental rights basic human freedoms that every citizen has the right to enjoy for a proper and harmonious development of personality.
Independence Day a day celebrating the anniversary of national independence.
Patrick Henry a leader of the American Revolution and a famous orator who spoke out against British rule of the American colonies (1736-1799).
The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among those are Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness.'
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