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VOCABULARY WORDS

Vocabulary words of The Declaration of Independence

TermDefinition
Second Continental congress It was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting
Continental army It 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 He was an American statesman and soldier who served as the 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 The first great battle of the Revolutionary War.
Impose Taking advantage of someone by demanding their attention or commitment.
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Independence Freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
Policies A course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual.
Olive branch Petition This 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-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary.
Common sense It is a basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things that is shared by nearly all people and can reasonably be expected of nearly all people without need for debate.
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Declaration of Independence it is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776,
Thomas Jefferson He was an American statesman, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.
Natural Rights Rights that people supposedly have.
Fundamental Rights The basic human freedoms that every Indian citizen has the right to enjoy for a proper and harmonious development of personality.
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Independence Day Independence Day (United States) ... 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.
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Patrick Henry He was an American attorney, planter and orator well known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention.
The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence The Statement of Human Rights, Charges Against Human Rights, Charges Against the King and Parliament, and the Statement of Separation and Signatures. The main purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to announce the colonies separation from England.
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