Term Definition
Second Continental Congress (Section 2) It managed the colonial war effort and it was moving slowly towards independence. It was adopting the Declaration on July 4, 1776.
Continental Army (Section 2) This was formed by the Second Continental Congress after the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. This was formed by the colonies.
George Washington (Section 2) He was born on February of 1732 and served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution. He was the first president of the U.S. from 1789-1797.
Battle of Bunker Hill (Section 2) This battle was fought in June of 1775, which was early in the Revolutionary War. The British defeated the Americans at this battle in Massachusetts.
Impose (Section 2) To force something to be put back into place, even if you do not want to do this action.
Independence (Section 3) To have the power to self-govern and to not be controlled by other regions. It means to be controlling yourself.
Policies (Section 3) This is a statement(s) that is set by a group of people, such as: a government, party, business, or individual.
Olive Branch Petition (Section 3) This was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 5 1775. This was sent to King George III on July 8, 1775. This was an attempt to tell the British to acknowledge the citizens' rights while having the same loyalty with the British.
Thomas Paine (Section 3) This person was a write and a pamphleteer whose "Common Sense" and other writing pieces influenced the American Revolution. This person helped make the Declaration of Independence.
Common Sense (Section 3) This challenged the British authority and royal monarchy. Paine wrote the Common Sense, and he said to the people of America why we should gain independence from Great Britain.
Declaration of Independence (Section 4) This was adopted by the Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. This announced that the 13 American colonies are now independent from the British and is not under rule by the British. This was made after the American Revolution.
Thomas Jefferson (Section 4) This American statesman was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was also the 'main' author of the Declaration of Independence. Later, he was the 3rd President of the United States from 1801-1809.
Fundamental Rights (Section 4) These rights are the basic human rights that every citizen has the right to have enjoy. These rights apply to all citizens universally (their race, place of birth, religion, caste, etc… does not matter).
Natural Rights (Section 4) These are rights that people are supposed to have under the law- everybody has different Natural Rights. The list of natural rights is dependent on what rights the law has.
Independence Day (Section 5) This is an American holiday that honors the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Congress declared that the 13 colonies are now independent from the British and is a new nation.
Patrick Henry (Extra) This person was an American attorney, planter, and orator. He was well-known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention (1775). One of his famous quotes are: "Give me liberty, or give me death!"
The Preamble of the Declaration of Independence (Extra) This is the opening statement of the Constitution. This part explains the reasons why the Founders of our Constitution made our government a republic government. By doing this, the Founding Fathers replaced the Articles of Confederation.

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