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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
3.3 - Revolution (Declaration of Independence)
Terms in this set (16)
First Continental Congress
Meeting of leaders from the colonies in 1774. Prompted by the Stamp Act, they passed the Declaration of Resolves and initiated a boycott of British goods. They also sent the Petition to the King.
Declaration and Resolves
Resolution passed in 1774 by the First Continental Congress calling for a boycott of British goods.
Petition to the King
Letter to the King and Parliament passed by the First Continental Congress in 1774 asking for repeal of the Intolerable Acts.
Author of Common Sense, a pamphlet that convinced many Americans to support independence.
Pamphlet authored by Thomas Paine in 1776 that convinced many Americans to support independence.
Second Continental Congress
Meeting of colonial leaders in 1775 and 1776. They declared independence.
Virginia planter, surveyor, officer in the Seven Years War, leader of the Continental Army in the Revolution, President of the Constitutional Congress and First President of the United States.
Declaration of Causes
1775 declaration passed by the Second Continental Congress explaining why the colonies were fighting against the British government. It did not declare independence.
Olive Branch Petition
Final attempt by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 to find a peaceful resolution to problems between the colonies and the British government. It was ignored by both Parliament and the King.
Richard Henry Lee
Virginia delegate to the Second Continental Congress who proposed the resolution to declare independence.
Author of the Declaration of Independence and later third president.
July 4, 1776
America's independence day.
Declaration of Independence
Statement passed by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776 officially stating that the United States was independent from Britain.
When in the Course of human events...
Opening words of the Declaration of Independence.
Preamble to the Declaration of Independence
Paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence that contains the lines "all men are created equal" and "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
Boston Patriot who served as President of the Second Continental Congress and was the first signer of the Declaration of Independence. His signature is much larger than the others and is now famous.
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