wrote the declaration of independence
Deceleration of Independence
a 1776 document stating that the 13 English colonies were a free and independent nation
A system that allows each branch of government to limit the powers of the other branches in order to prevent abuse of power
the central bank of the United States
Bill of rights
The first ten amendments to the Constitution
First Continental Congress
a meeting of delegates in 1774 from all the colonies except Georgia to uphold colonial rights
Second Continental Congress
The meeting of colonial delegates that approved the Declaration of Independence
A law which required all paper goods to have a special stamp on it to show that a tax had been paid
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