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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. ... General George Washington was the commander-in-chief of the army througho
George Washington 1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1732-1799) Synonyms: President Washington, Washington Example of: full general, general. a general officer of the highest rank.
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 Force (something unwelcome or unfamiliar) to be accepted or put in place. "the decision was theirs and was not imposed on them by others"
Independence self-government, self-rule, home rule, separation, self-determination, sovereignty, autonomy, freedom, liberty More
Policies a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual.
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 American Revolutionary leader and pamphleteer (born in England) who supported the American colonist's fight for independence and supported the French Revolution (1737-1809)
Common Sense good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.
Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is defined as the formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain. An example of the Declaration of Independence was the document adopted at the Second
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. He later served as the third President of the United States from 1801
Natural Rights Image result for definition of natural rightsstudy.com Rights that people supposedly have under natural law. The Declaration of Independence of the United States lists life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as natural rights.
Fundamental Rights The Fundamental Rights are defined as basic human freedoms that every Indian citizen has the right to enjoy for a proper and harmonious development of personality. These rights universally apply to all citizens, irrespective of race, place of birth, relig
Independence Day 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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