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Chapter 6 Vocab

Second Continental Congress On may 10,1775 the second continental congress met in Philadelphia.
Continental Army John Adams of Massachusetts had another idea.He proposed that congress crate a "Continental army"
George Washington They unanimously elected Washington to be commander in chief of the continental army.
Battle of Bunker Hill The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston.
impose Washington worked hard to impose order.
Independence, Most colonists still considered themselves loyal British subjects.
Olive Branch Petition Many Americans pinned their hopes for peace on King George.
Thomas Paine Thomas Paine publish ed a fiery pamphlet entitled Common Sense.
Common Sense Paine scoffed at the idea that Americans owed any loyalty to king George
Declaration of Independence The task of drafting the Declaration of Independence went to the committee's youngest member , 33-year old Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson A shy man,Jefferson said little in congress,but he stated his ideas brilliantly in writing
natural rights All people are born equal in God's sight,and all entitled to the same basic rights.
fundamental rights It is the right of the people to alter or abolish it.
Independence Day On July 4, the delegates approved a final version of the Declaration of Independence.
policies Their quarrel was not with Great Britain itself but with its policies toward the colonies.
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