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Colonial delegates held a meeting in Philadelphia to decide how to react o the fighting at Lexington and Concord.
Decided to not break away from Britain.
2nd Continental Congress
Created a Continental Army and put George Washington in command.
Signed a petition called the olive branch petition as a last attempt at peace but,was rejected by the king.
Colonists made forts at Breed's hill and Bunker hill to stop British from trying to take Charlestown.
Showed that the colonists could actually fight against the british.
Battle of Bunker Hill
Death Toll Colonists-400 Bristish-1000
Colonists were well protected but low ammunition is what caused them to lose.
Members- John Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert LIvingston, And Roger Sherman
Main Author- Thomas Jefferson
Signing of the Declaration of Independence
Took ideas from Locke from the Enlightenment period.
States all men possess unalienable rights.
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