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Second Continental Congress

Quiz by Wendy Lathem

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  • Q1
    Selected by the Second Continental Congress to command the Continental Army
    GEORGE WASHINGTON
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  • Q2
    A formal request.
    PETITION
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  • Q3
    An introduction.
    PREAMBLE
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  • Q4
    Met in 1775. They organized the continental Army, called on the colonies to send troops, selected George Washington to lead the army, and appointed the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence
    Second Continental Congress
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  • Q5
    Created to fight against Britain in a more organized way than the colonial militias could, the American army during the American Revolution - George Washington was army's commander
    Continental Army
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  • Q6
    * A petition sent from Congress to King George III stating that the colonists desired peace and wanted the king to protect the colonist's rights
    OLIVE BRANCH PETITION
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  • Q7
    Published a pamphlet called Common Sense in 1776
    Thomas Paine
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  • Q8
    A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1776 that claimed the colonies had a right to be an independent nation and argued that it was "common sense" to stop following the "royal brute" King George III
    Common Sense
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  • Q9
    A document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress asserting the independence of the colonies from Great Britain
    Declaration of Independence
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  • Q10
    July 4, 1776
    WHAT DATE WAS THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE APPROVED AND SIGNED BY THE CONGRESS?
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  • Q11
    Selected by Congress to establish and take charge of an American postal service
    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
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  • Q12
    States that the purpose of government is to protect the rights of the people.
    DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
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  • Q13
    John Adams, Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, Richard Henry Lee, George Washington
    Who was at the Second Continental Congress?
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  • Q14
    George Washington
    Who did Congress choose as commander of the Continental Army?
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  • Q15
    * Began governing colonies
    What were some of the actions of the Second Continental Congress?
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  • Q16
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    * Authorized printing of money
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  • Q17
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    * Set up a post office headed by Benjamin Franklin
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  • Q18
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    * Created committees to communicate with Native Americans and other countries
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  • Q19
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    * Established the Continental Army under the command of George Washington
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  • Q20
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    *Sent Olive Branch Petition to King George III
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