Second Continental Congress
The meeting of colonial delegates that approved the Declaration of Independence
1,5000 americans killed numerous british soldiers in this battle.
olive branch petition
An offer of peace sent by the Second Continental Congress to King George lll
King George III
King of England during the American Revolution
a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
Main author of the Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Independence
the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the colonies from Great Britain
Marquis de Lafayette
French soldier who joined General Washington's staff and became a general in the Continental Army.
Declaration of the Rights of Man
Statement of fundamental political rights adopted by the French National Assembly at the beginning of the French Revolution.
wife of John adams who wrote letters to her husband pleading for equality for all (whites, blacks, men, women)
American colonists who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence
Colonists who wanted independence from Britain
a loyalist fighter
Battle of Long Island
A 1776 battle in New York in which more than 1,400 Americans were killed, wounded, or captured
July 4th, 1776.
Declaration of Independence was signed, Congress declared independence