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Second Continental Congress

the second meeting of American leaders who made descisions for the colonies and formed a continental army.

Continental army

an army with soldiers from all 13 colonies and formed by the second continental congress

Olive Branch Petition

a petition from congress to king george lll that asked for more freedom for the colonist tp govern themselves

declaration of independence

a document stating why the colonies wanted independence


a person who works against his or her country

Green mountain boys

patriot soldiers from vermont,led by Ethan Allen


a soldier from one country paid to fight for another country

battle of saratoga

battle fought between the americans and the british;turning point of the american revolution

treaty of paris

a treaty that officially ended the American Revolution;Great Britain recognized the United States of America as an independent nation

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