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Chapter 6 vocab

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Second Continental Congress The second continental congress was a convention of delegates from the 13 colonies held in Philapdelphia on May 10th, 1775; soon after the Revolutionary War.
Continental Army The continental army was led by George Wahington and was formed by the second continental congress after the outbreak of the revolutionary war
George Washington An American statesmen and soldier, serving as our first US president, George Wahington was a founding father and a very important person to influence American History.
Battle Of Bunker Hill On June 17th, 1775, the Battle Of Bunker Hill commenced and marked the early stages of the American Revolution.
Impose To cause something such as a tax, fine, rule, or punishment to affect someone by using your authority
Independence Freedom of the control or influence from others
Policies A principal of action adopted by a government, business, etc.
Olive Branch Petition Adopted by the scond continental congress, this petition was to avoid a war between the colonists and great britain and to declare peace and reconciliation.
Thomas Paine Thomas Paine was a England-born philosopher and writer who wrote the first pamphlet to advocate american independence, Common Sense.
Common Sense Written in 1775-76, Thomas Paine wrote this to the colonists to make the colonists decide for independence.
Declaration Of Independence The declaration of independence was adopted in the second continental congress on July 4th which claimed the colonists gain independence from Britain.
Thomas Jefferson One of our Founding Fathers and the main author of the Declaration Of Independence
Natural Rights Rights that people have under supposed law. Ex: Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
Fundamental Rights Rights created by the state and guranteed by the constitution. Ex: Freedom of Speech, religion etc.
Independence Day On July 4th, America celebrates it's independence from Great Britain.
Patrick Henry Patrick Henry was a American attorney, planter, and orator known for his second Virginia convention: "Give me Liberty or Give me Death!"
Preamble for Declaration Of Independence The Preamble states: "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.
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