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#6 Vocab History

towards independents

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Continental Army The Continental Army was formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the colonies that became the United States of America.
George Washington George Washington served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution, and later became the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797.
Battle of Bunker Hill The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War. The British won.
impose To force something on someone. Or take advantage of someone.
Independence The fact or state of being independent.
policies A principle or law that was imposed or adopted by the government
Olive Branch Petition The Olive Branch Petition was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 5, 1775 in a final attempt to avoid a full-on war between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies represented in that Congress.
Thomas Paine He was an English American writer he wrote "Common Sense" and other things during the revolution.
Common Sense Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies.
Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen colonies were independent.
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was an American statesman, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. He later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.
natural rights The natural rights are Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness. As stated in the Declaration of Independence.
fundamental rights They are Right to Equality. Right to Freedom. Right against Exploitation. Right to Freedom of Religion. Cultural and Educational Rights. Right to Constitutional Remedies. Footnotes.
Independence Day Independence Day, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Patrick Henry Patrick Henry was an American attorney, planter and orator well known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention: "Give me liberty, or give me death!"
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 these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Second Continental Congress In May 1775 red coats stormed Boston so the Second Continental Congress meeting was held. This time they discussed something different. They asked how would the colonist meet the military threat of the British. It was agreed that a Continental Army woul
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