Second Continental Congress
A meeting held in 1775 where they formed a new Continental Army, appointed Geroge Washington as commander, wrote the Olive Branch, and drafted the Declaration of Independence
person who betrays his or her country
Declartion Of Independence
A document officially declaring that the American colonies were breaking away from Great Britain to form a new nation
Patriot and writer whose pamphlet Common Sense, published in 1776, convinced many Americans that it was time to declare independence from Britain.
British General who drove the Continental Army off of Long Island; in other battles forced the Continental Army to retreat as revenge for his defeat in Boston
In 1775 George Washington ordered him, the nation's first secreatry of war, to bring the British artillery back to the siege of Boston that was captured at Fort Ticonderoga.
He was a delegate from Virginia at the Second Continental Congress and wrote the Declaration of Independence. He later served as the third President of the United States.
English philosopher. In An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (1690) he set out the principles of empiricism, and his Two Treatises on Government (1690) influenced the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas Jefferson's home in Virginia