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Chapter 6 vocab

All the vocab we have learned in chapter 6

TermDefinition
Second continental congress This was a convention of delegates where they met up and discussed about their independence
continental army This was formed by the second continental congress . It was made after the American revolutionary war
George Washington George Washington was serving as commanding chief officer in the revolutionary war. He was able to drive the British out of Boston to New York, with barely any men compared to British soldiers. He was the 1st president of the U.S.A
Battle of Bunker Hill The battle happened in Charleston, Massachusetts. The Americans were on top of the hill and the British were down below. Theoretically, the British won, but they won only because the Americans were out of supplies, so they had to retreat.
Impose when George Washington organized an army, he worked hard to lay down laws, he imposed rules
Independece Colonists did not talk much about independence after the Lexington and concord shots.
Policies
Olive Branch Petition When colonists sent a letter to Britain asking for peace, but it made no difference
Thomas Paine He wrote a pamphlet called Common Sense.
Common sense Common Sense was designed to attack the idea that the colonies owed any loyalty to Great Britain, and how they benefited of the colonies
Declaration of indpendence It was designed to tell the world why colonists were getting independence
Thomas Jefferson He drafted the Declaration
Natural rights It is stating that all people are born equal under gods rights and should have the simple basic rights
fundamental rights These are rights that the controlling government has the power to overturn it or not
independence day On July 4th the delegates finally approved the Declaration
Patrick Henry He was a founding father, and he was part of the second continental congress, he made a famous saying: "give me liberty or give me death"
The preamble of the declaration of independence this was the introduction of the declaration , and it is especially important because it shares the fundamental values of the new American government
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