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Chapter 6 Vocab

TermDefinition
Second Continental Congress In Philadelphia in May 1775. The delegates agreed upon the creation of the Continental Army and decided that George Washington would be the supreme commander. When peace failed, they assigned the Committee of Five to write the Declaration of Independence.
Continental Army Established by the Second Continental Congress before the Battle of Bunker Hill. George Washington was appointed Commander in Chief.
George Washington Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, appointed by the Second Continental Congress because of actions in the French and Indian War.
Battle of Bunker Hill Taken place on June 17th, 1775. The British won this battle after the Continental Army retreated because of lack of gunpowder. (Fighting also took place on Breed's Hill)
Impose Force (something unwelcome or unfamiliar) to be accepted or put in place
Independence The fact or state of being independent
Policies A course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business or individual
Olive Branch Petition Adopted by the Continental Congress and written by John Dickinson. This was written to appeal directly to King George III because John Dickinson believed that America and Great Britain could still be one but King George refused to read the petition.
Thomas Paine The writer of the pamphlet "Common Sense."
Common Sense A pamphlet that attacked the Great Britain monarchy stating that the government allowed "crowned ruffians" to be in charge and ruin the country.
Declaration of Independence Written by Thomas Jefferson and edited by the rest of the Committee of Five and then officially adopted by the congress on July 4th, 1776. This document includes parts: the introduction, the Preamble, the two parts of the body, and the conclusion.
Thomas Jefferson The author of the Declaration of Independence.
Natural Rights The natural rights of human beings are based off the statement," All men are created equal."
Fundamental Rights The three fundamental natural rights present in the Declaration of Independence are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Independence Day Annual American holiday on July 4th and that is the day that congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence. (It was really August 2nd but it is celebrated on this day)
Patrick Henry A Founding Father that in the Second Virginia Convention he stated," Give me liberty, or give me death!"
The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence The second section of the Declaration of Independence. Which includes the fundamental natural rights.
Created by: JWalkr