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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 Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the spring of 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Continental Army The Continental Army 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 The first president of the United States, and the commanding general of the victorious American army in the Revolutionary War.
Battle of Bunker Hill The first great battle of the Revolutionary War; it was fought near Boston in June 1775. The British drove the Americans from their fort at Breed's Hill to Bunker Hill, but only after the Americans had run out of gunpowder.
Impose to lay on or set as something to be borne, endured, obeyed, fulfilled, paid, etc.
Independence freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others.
Policies a definite course of action adopted for the sake of expediency, facility, etc.
Olive Branch Petition The Olive Branch Petition, drafted on July 5, 1775, was a letter to King George III, from members of the Second Continental Congress, which represents the last attempt by the moderate party in North America to avoid a war of independence against Britain.
Thomas Paine A patriot and author in the Revolutionary War, whose pamphlets, such as Common Sense and the American Crisis series, urged American independence.
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 The fundamental document establishing the United States as a nation, adopted on July 4, 1776. The declaration was ordered and approved by the Continental Congress and written largely by Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson Jefferson was principal author of the Declaration of Independence and served as president from 1801 to 1809, between John Adams and James Madison.
Natural Rights Rights that people supposedly have under natural law.
Fundamental Rights Fundamental rights are a group of rights that have been recognized by the Supreme Court as requiring a high degree of protection from government encroachment.
Independence Day A day celebrating the anniversary of national independence.
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