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Chapter 6 Vocab Mr C

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Second Continental Congress managed the Colonial war effort and moved incrementally towards independence, adopting the United States Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Continental Army a group of congress members that went to battle
George Washington first President of the United States from 1789 to 1797 and was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States
Battle of Bunker Hill he Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War
Impose take advantage of someone by demanding their attention or commitment.
Independence the fact or state of being independent.
policies Policies are generally adopted by a governance body within an organization.
Olive Branch Petition final attempt to avoid a full-on war between Great Britain and the thirteen colonies
Thomas Paine was one of the founding fathers
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 announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen colonies of america
Thomas Jefferson 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. Wikipedia
Natural rights are rights everyone is born with
Fundamental rights right to equality, right to freedom, right against exploitation, right to freedom of religion, cultural and educational rights, right to property and right to constitutional remedies.
Independence Day the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England,
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.