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Chapter 6 Vocab

WordDefinition
Second Continental Congress A convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the spring of 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Continental Army Was formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War.
George Washington A commander in chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and served two terms as the first U.S. President.
Battle of Bunker Hill Was fought on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War.
Impose Force (something unwelcome or unfamiliar) to be accepted or put in place.
Independence Self-rule
Policies A course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual.
Olive Branch Petition An attempt to assert the rights to the colonists while maintaining their loyalty to the British crown.
Thomas Paine An English American writer and pamphleteer whose "Common Sense" and other writings influenced the American Revolution.
Common Sense A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775 - 1776 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies.
Declaration of Independence The Declaration summarized the colonists' motivations for seeking independence.
Thomas Jefferson An American Founding Father who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and later served as the third President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.
Natural Rights Rights that people supposedly have under natural law.
Fundamental Rights They guarantee rights such as religious freedom, freedom of the press, and trial by jury to all American citizens.
Independence Day A day celebrating the anniversary of national independence.
Patrick Henry An American attorney, planter, and orator well known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention.
The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence Preamble to the U.S. Declaration of Independence, 1776.
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