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second continental congress a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the spring of 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
continental army formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the colonies that became the United States of America.
George washington the first president.
battle of bunker hill fought on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War.
impose take advantage of someone by demanding their attention or commitment.
independence freedom
policies a deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes.
olive branch petition a final attempt by the colonists to avoid going to war with Britain during the American Revolution.
thomas paine an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary and one of the founding fathers.
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 formal statement, of independence made on july 4th 1776
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 all people are born equal in god's sight, and all are entitled to the same basic rights.
fundamental rights it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it.
independence day another term for Fourth of July.
patrick henry one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the first governor of Virginia. He was a gifted orator and major figure in the American Revolution.
the preamble of the declaration of independence We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
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