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Although this person originally fought for the colonists, he was later discovered as a traitor when he turned an important fort over to the British.
a) Benjamin Franklin b) Patrick Henry c) Benedict Arnold d) John Hancock
This individual was commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the revolution. He was elected the first president of the United States.
a) George Washington b) Thomas Jefferson c) John Hancock d) Benjamin Franklin
This document was created near present day Charlotte, NC to declare all laws of King George III null and void (thus giving power to legislate to each colony).
a) Halifax Resolves b) Mecklenburg Resolves c) U.S. Constitution d) Declaration of Independence
This event occured on April 19, 1775 on Lexington Green. It is still unclear as to who actually committed this act (which is credited with beginning the American Revolution).
a) The shot heard round the world b) The formation of the 2nd Continental Congress in Philadelphia. c) The Boston Massacre, which was depicted by Paul Revere d) The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
This person was known as the "voice of American Revolution". In one speech, he said "Give me liberty or give me death".
a) Patrick Henry b) Thomas Paine c) Benjamin Franklin d) Thomas Jefferson
This person is credited with writing the Declaration of Independence.
a) Samuel Adams b) Thomas Jefferson c) John Adams d) John Hancock
I wrote "Common Sense" which became the best selling literature in the colonies. It made colonists aware of need for independence.
a) Patrick Henry b) Thomas Paine c) George Washington d) Thomas Jefferson
This event occured when the Sons of Liberty, dressed as Native Americans, dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor.
a) Boston Tea Party b) Edenton Tea Party c) Boston Massacre d) Boston Tea Act
This was the ruler of Great Britain who thought that taxing the colonists would help him pay for the French and Indian War.
a) King George I b) King George II c) King George III d) Queen Elizabeth
I was the British Commander in the Southern Campaign. I led my troops through North Carolina on my way to surrendering at Yorktown, Va.
a) General Lord Cornwallis b) General Burgoyne c) General Washington d) General Lee
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