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Which of the following arguments best defends the battle of Bunker Hill as the most significant battle during the revolutionary war?
a) The US did not win, but they proved that they were a strong opponent b) The US defeated the British and by doing so, earned financial support of France c) The US prevented the British from disarming New England patriots early in the revolution d) This surprise attack and victory convinced the American soldiers that they could win the war
Which sequence of events is in the correct order?
a) Battle of Lexington, Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party b) Boston Tea Party, Stamp Act, Battle of Lexington c) Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, Battle of Lexington d) Boston Tea Party, Battle of Lexington, Stamp
What is the meaning of the separated snake ''Join, or Die'' political cartoon?
a) The colonies must work together in order to be strong. b) The colonies should remain loyal to England. c) Colonists needed to acquire new territory. d) Colonists should ally with the French to defeat the British.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” What is the source of this quotation
a) United States Constitution b) Declaration of Independence c) Articles of Confederation d) Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”
“I urge you to remain peaceful and keep out of this war between England and the colonies. We must not abandon our beliefs.” To which group did the author of this passage most likely belong?
a) Federalists b) Loyalists c) Patriots d) Quakers
During the American Revolution, several thousand free African Americans joined the Patriot side of the war. Which motivation best explains the reason they fought?
a) They hoped that Britain would win the war. b) They hoped to end taxation without representation. c) They hoped to gain freedom in the new nation. d) They hoped to settle lands west of the Appalachians.
proclamation of 1763, sugar act 1764, stamp act 1765, stamp act repealed 1766, Townshend Act 1767, Tea Act 1773, Boston Tea Party 1773, Intolerable Acts 1774, 1st continental congress 1774, DoI 1776 --Which event happened before 1763?
a) Boston Massacre b) French and Indian War c) Battle of Saratoga d) passage of Northwest Ordinance
The Battle of Saratoga was significant in the Revolutionary War because it
a) ended the British threat to the South b) guaranteed Canadian help for the colonists c) convinced the French to support the Americans d) forced the British to withdraw from North America
Which statement about Valley Forge in the winter of 1777–1778 is most accurate?
a) Conditions at Valley Forge ended hopes for American independence. b) Loyalists were discouraged by reports from Valley Forge. c) Valley Forge was the scene of much hardship for General Washington’s troops. d) The battle at Valley Forge was the turning point of the Revolutionary War.
proclamation of 1763, sugar act 1764, stamp act 1765, stamp act repealed 1766, Townshend Act 1767, Tea Act 1773, Boston Tea Party 1773, Intolerable Acts 1774, 1st continental congress 1774, DoI 1776 --What conclusion is best supports this timeline?
a) Britain eventually granted the colonies representation in Parliament. b) Only elected British officials had the right to levy taxes. c) Britain’s efforts to increase control over the colonies were not successful. d) Creation of the First Continental Congress was an immediate reaction to the passage of the Stamp Act.
Which of the following arguments best defends the battle of Saratoga as the most significant battle during the revolutionary war?
a) The US did not win, but they proved that they were a strong opponent b) The US defeated the British and by doing so, earned financial support of France c) The US prevented the British from disarming New England patriots early in the revolution d) This surprise attack and victory convinced the American soldiers that they could win the war
Which of the following arguments best defends the Battle of Lexington and Concord as the most significant battle during the revolutionary war?
a) The US did not win, but they proved that they were a strong opponent b) The US defeated the British and by doing so, earned financial support of France c) The US prevented the British from disarming New England patriots early in the revolution d) This surprise attack and victory convinced the American soldiers that they could win the war
Which of the following arguments best defends the Battle of Trenton (near the Delaware River) as the most significant battle during the revolutionary war?
a) The US did not win, but they proved that they were a strong opponent b) The US defeated the British and by doing so, earned financial support of France c) The US prevented the British from disarming New England patriots early in the revolution d) This surprise attack and victory convinced the American soldiers that they could win the war
Which of the following arguments best defends the Battle of Yorktown as the most significant battle during the revolutionary war?
a) The British suffered heavy losses and surrendered marking the end of the war b) The US defeated the British and by doing so, earned financial support of France c) The US prevented the British from disarming New England patriots early in the revolution d) This surprise attack and victory convinced the American soldiers that they could win the war
The pamphlet Common Sense, by Thomas Paine, aided the American cause in the Revolutionary War because it
a) convinced France to join in the fight against England b) led to the repeal of the Stamp Act c) created a new system of government for the United States d) persuaded individuals who were undecided to support independence
During the Revolutionary War period, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense was important because it
a) described a military plan for the defeat of England b) convinced many Americans who had been undecided to support independence c) contained a detailed outline for a new form of government d) argued for the addition of a bill of rights to the Constitution
Which fundamental political idea is expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
a) The government should guarantee every citizen economic security. b) The central government and state governments should have equal power. c) If the government denies its people certain basic rights, that government can be overthrown. d) Rulers derive their right to govern from God and are therefore bound to govern in the nation’s best interest.
According to the Declaration of Independence, the people have the right to alter or abolish a government if that government
a) is a limited monarchy b) violates natural rights c) becomes involved in entangling alliances d) favors one religion over another
A major argument for American independence found in the Declaration of Independence was that the British
a) stopped participating in the slave trade b) refused to sell products to Americans c) deprived Americans of their natural rights d) censored American representatives in Parliament
One of the principles stated in the Declaration of Independence is that government should
a) guarantee economic equality among citizens b) have unlimited power to rule the people c) be based upon the consent of the governed d) be led by educated citizens
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