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Chapter 6 Vocab

U.S Vocab History

TermDefinition
Second Continental Congress Delegates from the thirteen colonies meet to work on the Declaration of Independence
Continental Army An army made up of soldiers from the thirteen colonies
George Washington 1st President of America and Commander in chief of the Continental Army
Battle of Bunker Hill On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts fighting occurred on nearby Breed’s Hill.
Impose Forced to be accepted, put in place
Independence 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 .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. Author of Common Sense.
Common Sense Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–76 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies.
Declaration of Independence Declaration of Independence is the statement adopted by the Second Continental Congress ,announced that the thirteen colonies was at war with Great Britain and why.
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Paine was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist and revolutionary. One of the first founding fathers of the U.S.A.
natural rights Natural rights are rights for people born in america.
fundamental rights Fundamental rights are basic human rights of all citizens.
Independence Day The day the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Patrick Henry Patrick Henry was an American attorney, planter, and orator well known for his declaration to the Second Virginian Convention,"Give me liberty or give me death!"
The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence The Preamble is why the 13 colonies are declaring independence.
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