12 terms

6b Declaration of Independence


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Thomas Jefferson
author of the Declaration of Independence
2nd Continental Congress
Approved the creation of a Continental Army and the Declaration of Independence.
a complaint or resentment, as against an unjust or unfair act
unalienable rights
means a natural right that everybody gets from birth that cannot be taken away
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
the 3 Unalienable Rights that were listed in the Declaration that all humans receive from birth
Formally separated the colonies from Britain
Declaration of Independence
a person chosen or elected to vote or act for others; a representative
to be free from control or support
permission, approve, or agree
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator, a cruel or harsh act
an attempt to find or achieve something
Common Sense
a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from England

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