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Chapter 6 Vocab

Madison DeNucci Mr.Common 5th Hour

TermDefinition
George Washington Was a British General in the French and Indian war. After that he was a General for the American army in the American Revolutionary war.
Second Continental Congress Was created to bring representatives of the 13 colonies.
Continental Army Was the American army in the war. They fought for our freedom. The commander was George Washington.
Battle of Bunker Hill Was a famous battle, was located near Boston on a huge steep hill. The British won the battle.
Independence Something done by your self. As in America is independent because America has it's OWN government.
policies Usually a legal system that guides decisions that people make.
Olive Branch Petition Was adopted by the Second Continental Congress. It was a final attempt to avoid war against America and Great Britain.
Thomas Paine He wrote Common Sense and gave colonists the idea of gaining freedom.
Common Sense Written by Thomas Paine, this writing gave many colonists the idea of freedom .
Declaration of Independence It was an essay of some sort to gain America's freedom from Great Britain. It had rights and rules that America would use from everyday life. For example the four principles
Thomas Jefferson He was in the committee of five and he drafted and wrote The Declaration of Independence.
natural rights They are five laws that everyone has naturally with out the government giving them the right. The Declaration of Independence of the United States lists life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as natural rights.
fundamental rights This the giving you the right of religion so you can be whatever religion you want, it gives us the freedom of expression so we can express how we feel whatever way we want. It's kinda all the rules from the first and second amendment.
Independence Day On the 4th of July America Celebrates there win in the war and gaining there Independence from Great Britain.
Created by: madison.denucci