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Chapter 6 Vocab

TermDefinition
Second Continental Congress Met to decide who is going to command the "New England Army"
Continental Army Suggested by John Adams: made up of troops from all the colonies: Led by George Washington.
George Washington Commander in Chief of the Continental Army
Battle of Bunker Hill The British won this battle: The Americans were led by Israel Putnam.
Impose Force 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 A petition sent to George III asking him to end the quarrel.
Thomas Paine The Patriot who published Common Sense.
Common Sense a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies.
Declaration of Independence adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain.
Thomas Jefferson He drafted the Declaration of Independence.
Natural rights Rights that people supposedly have under natural law.
Fundamental rights high degree of protection from government encroachment.
Independence Day July 4, the delegates approved a final version of the Declaration of Independence.
Patrick Henry
The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence
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