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Chapter 6 Vocab

History Vocab Words

TermDefinition
The Second Continental Congress Delegates came together to find a way to present the complaints of the American colonies to the British
Continental Army A military force organized in 1775 to represent the U.S. in the Revolutionary Army
George Washington One of the Founding Fathers and the first president of the U.S.
Battle Of Bunker Hill July 17, 1775 in Boston, Massachusetts, the British defeated the colonial forces --The fight became known as the Battle Of Bunker Hill
Impose To force a restriction in place
Independence Having self-rule or being independent
Policies A principle of action adopted by a party, business, or individual
Olive Branch Petition Colonists pledged their loyalty to the crown to avoid going to war with Britain
Thomas Paine A Founding Father who inspired the Patriots to declare independence from Britain
Common Sense A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1776 recommending independence from Britain to people in the 13 colonies
Declaration Of Independence A statement that proclaims that the 13 colonies are no longer under British rule, and are 13 sovereign states
Natural Rights Rights a human have that can never be taken away from them
Fundamental Rights A regarded set of legal protections in the context of a legal system
independence Day July 4th, 1776 is the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration Of Independece
Patrick Henry A Founding Father well known for his quote," Give me liberty, or give me death!"
The Preamble Of The Declaration Of Independence The beginning of the Declaration Of Independence
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