Declaration of Independence Vocabulary 2 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
impel
force
consent
agreement
endowed
provided
constrain
einschraenken
refluent
flowing back
despotism
unlimited power
expunge
erase; remove
resolution
a determination
annihilation
vernichtende Niederlage
conjured
urgently called upon
Document
a written paper
England
run by parliament
Confiscation
(n) taking or seizing/seizer/gift
imperialism
any instance of aggression
Assent
to concur or agree
inoperative
no longer in force
unalienable
not to be taken away
declaration
a formal statement or announcement
grievances
section of the Declaration detailing complaints of the colonists against the king
When was the Declaration adopted?
July 4th,1776
Thomas Jefferson
Wrote the Declaration of Independence
South Carolina
Edward Rutledge, Arthur Middleton, Thomas Lynch, Jr. Thomas Hewyard, Jr.
primary
an election in which registered members of a political party nominate candidates for office
tenure
the holding or possessing of anything:
usurpations
n.) unlawful seizure of rights or privileges
Quartering Act
colonists has to provide British troops with housing, candles, firing, bedding, cooking untensils, salt, vegar, beer
Colonies
The 13 colonies of British North America included New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. A representative from each colony was sent to the Second Continental Congress in May of 1775 to debate the topic of independence. Although initial disagreement seemed to stall the drive towards independence, by July 2nd, 1776 all 13 colonies committed to fighting in the war for independence.
Argued
let people to believe something by give reasons
Naturalization
to get used to a new environment
Common Sense
A pamphlet that was easy to understand, sold 100,000 copies in a few months, Put into writing that colonists had nothing to gain and much to lose if they stayed tied to an unjust king.
Thomas Paine....
Spread John Locke's ideas and wrote "Common Sense"
American Revolution
the war between the American Colonist and the British
What was Monticello?
The beautiful home Jefferson designed and built in Virginia. (means little mountain in Italian.)
Premise- definition
a proposition upon which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn
Prudence
the wisdom to make the right choices for the future
Lord Dunmore
Governor of Virginia who attacked the homes and plantations of Patriots, and even promised to free any slaves who would fight against the Patriots
What are american social ideals?
Involves people, groups, communities, culture, religion, etc.
Oppression
using authority or power in a way that it should not be used
Declaration of Independence
Defines the role of good government and the rights of individuals.
George Washington
raised army by himself paid for it with his own money, 1000 men from Virginia, one of wealthiest men from the colonies
When did the Continental Congress vote that the 13 colonies were free and independent states?
July 2, 1776
Boston Tea party
A direct action by the colonist in Boston against the British Government.
Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The declaration of Independence was signed at _________.
4 terms of independence
1. Full power to levy war
2. conclude peace contract alliances
3. establish commerce
4. do all other acts and things that independent states have the right to do.
List five abilities the Declaration of Independence gave the USA.
Coin money, declare war, make treaties, make peace, form financial agreements, etc.
What are the basic rights of man?
Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.
2 violation of civil liberties
taken away our right to a jury trial and forced us to go to england to stand trial for crimes we have not commited
1. All men are created equal
2. The unalienable rights listed: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
What are the rights listed in the declaration (part II)?
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