4.2 Ideas Help Start a Revolution
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second continental congress
They organized the continental Army, called on the colonies to send troops, selected George Washington to lead the army, and allowed for the printing of paper money
The official army of the colonies, created by the Second Continental Congress and led by George Washington
Battle of Bunker Hill
First major battle of the Revolution. Neither side showed they would be easy to defeat. Ultimately, the Americans were forced to withdraw after running out of ammunition; "misnamed" because it actually started at Breed's Hill
olive branch petition
final peace offer sent by the Second Continental Congress to King George (iii) the third, but he denies it.
50-page pamphlet, where Thomas Paine attacks King George (iii) the third and writes about how we are entitled to certain inalienable, god-given rights.
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.
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
Revolutionary leader who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense (1776) arguing for American independence from Britain.
"Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness"
Jefferson describes the "natural rights" of every individual as consisting of these 3 things....
the supporters of independence
American colonists who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence
Lexington & Concord
Where we hear the "shot heard 'round the world"
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