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vocab section 2

social studies term and definition project

TermDefinition
Second Continental Congress The second continental congress met on May 10, 1775 in Philadelphia was a convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies.
Continental Army Is an army made up of troops from all the colonies because the confrontation with British troops at Lexington and Concord it was apparent that more formal organized way of defending colonies.
George Washington A skilled and experienced officer trusted to unite the colonies, he 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, It was named after the Hill in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
impose force
Independence Being able to be self-governed
policies blueprint, plans
Olive Branch Petition It was a petition to George III asking him to end the quarrel in July 1775 by the Second continental congress, they were asking for peace.
Thomas Paine Early in 1776, He was a "Patriot" named Thomas Paine, He is mostly known for publishing a fiery pamphlet entitled "Common Sense".
Common Sense it is a fiery pamphlet entitled "Common sense".
Declaration of Independence The United States Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting at the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776.
Thomas Jefferson A shy man, Jefferson said little in Congress, but he stated that his ideas brilliantly in writing.
natural rights Jefferson based his arguments on the principle of natural rights. "All people are born equal in god's sight, he reasoned, and all are entitled to the same basic rights.
fundamental rights Fundamental rights are a generally regarded set of legal protections in the context of a legal system, where such system is itself based upon this same set of basic, fundamental, or inalienable rights.
Independence Day It is a day when people will finally get freedom from a specific member who is not their own citizen, it's when they get to govern themselves.
Patrick Henry Patrick Henry is well known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention: "Give me liberty, or give me death!" A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786.
The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence Is the second paragraph.
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