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Second Continental Congress The Second Continental Congress was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that started meeting in the spring of 1775 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Continental Army The Continental Army was formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the colonies that became the United States of America. ... General George Washington was the commander-in-chief
George Washington George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and served as the nation's first President (1789–1797).
Battle of Bunker Hill, Bunker Hill, Battle of. The first great battle of the Revolutionary War; it was fought near Boston in June 1775. The British drove the Americans from their fort at Breed's Hill to Bunker Hill, but only after the Americans had run out of gunpowder.
impose force (something unwelcome or unfamiliar) to be accepted or put in place or take advantage of someone by demanding their attention or commitment.
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 The Olive Branch Petition was a final attempt by the colonists to avoid going to war with Britain during the American Revolution. It was a document in which the colonists pledged their loyalty to the crown and asserted their rights as British citizens.
Thomas Paine Thomas Paine was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary
Common Sense good sense and sound judgment in practical matters.
Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is defined as the formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain.
Thomas Jefferson A political leader of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; one of the Founding Fathers; the leader of the Democratic-Republican party.
natural rights Natural rights are rights that believe it is important for all people or even living being to have out of natural law. ... In the United States Declaration of Independence, the natural rights mentioned are "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness".
fundamental rights Fundamental rights are a group of rights that have been recognized by the Supreme Court as requiring a high degree of protection from government encroachment
Independence Day another term for Fourth of July. a day celebrating the anniversary of national independence.
Patrick Henry Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was an American attorney, planter, and orator well known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention (1775): "Give me liberty, or give me death!"
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 those are Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness
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