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Chapter 6 Vocab

TermDefinition
Second Continental Congress The Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia on May 10, 1775, by then the New England militia had amassed around Boston.
Continental Army The Continental army was proposed by John Adams. He wanted to create a Continental Army made up of troops from all the colonies.
George Washington George Washington was the leader of the Continental army who had distinguished himself in the French and Indian War.
Battle of Bunker Hill The Battle of Bunker Hill was fought on June 17, 1775, during the Siege of Boston in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War.
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 John Dickinson drafted the Olive Branch Petition, which was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 5 and submitted to King George on July 8, 1775. it was sent to try and make peace with the British.
Thomas Paine Thomas Paine was an American writer as well as one of the Founding Fathers of the USA. His famous book "common sense" as well as his other writings influenced the American Revolution as well as help pave a way for the declaration of independence.
Common Sense Common Sense was a book written by Thomas Paine. It advocated independence from Great Britain. It also advocated for a democratic republic.
Declaration of Independence The declaration of independence was adopted by the second continental congress on July 4, 1776. When it was adopted, the 13 colonies severed their political connections to Great Britain. The Declaration summarized the colonists motivation for freedom.
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd US president. Before he was president he a draftsman for the declaration of independence. He was also the first Secretary of State.
Natural Rights Rights that people have under natural law.
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 We celebrate Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the US as an independent nation.
Patrick Henry Patrick Henry was an attorney, planter, and orator best known for his quote "Give me liberty, or give me death!"
The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence The Preamble to the United States Constitution is a brief introductory statement of the Constitution's fundamental purposes and guiding principles.
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