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The Second Continental congress A convention of delegates from the thirteen colonies to manage the war effort of the American Revolution.
The Continental Army The second Continental congress organized an army to fight the British and was lead by George Washington.
George Washington The commander-in chief of the Continental Army.
Battle of Bunker Hill A battle which was fought on Breeds hill during the siege of Boston
impose To force something unwelcome to be accepted
Independence Not being loyal to Great Britan
polices rules inflicted on the colonists
olive branch petition A petition sent to the king telling him to end the quarrel
Thomas Paine A patriot who wrote Common Scence
Common Scence A fiery pamphlet about how the colonists should not own any loyalty to King George
Declaration of indepedence A formal statement declaring that the 13 colonies where free from Great Britain.
Thomas Jefferson The principal author of the Declaration of Independence
Natural rights Rights that people have under Natural law
Fundamental rights Rights that are recognized by the supreme court and are identified in the Consitution
Independence Day A day celebrating our independence from Great Britain
Patrick Henry A founding father who said "Give me liberty or give me death".
The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence The start of the Declaration of Independence that defines the political beliefs of the writers
Created by: kevinsz