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Chapter 6 Vocab

TermDefinition
Second Continental Congress Convention of delegates from the colonies who met on May 10, 1775.
Continental Army An army of troops from all of the colonies, led by George Washington.
George Washington Leader of the Continental Army.
Battle of Bunker Hill Battle for the fort on Breed's Hill.
impose Forcibly put in place
Independence Being free
policies Set of ideas.
Olive Branch Petition Petition sent asking for peace and no more violence.
Thomas Paine A patriot who persuaded thousands of colonists that independence is important and that it will lead to a better future, with a pamphlet he wrote.
Common Sense A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that persuaded thousands of colonists that independence is important and that it will lead to a better future.
Declaration of Independence A formal document to announce Independence.
Thomas Jefferson The person who was chosen to draft the Declaration of Independence.
natural rights Birthrights
fundamental rights Basic rights
Independence Day The day in history when the final copy of the Declaration of Independence was approved and signed.
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