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The cry "taxation without representation" was often raised by the American colonists. What were they reacting to?
a) sharing tax monies with American Indian tribes b) the Treaty of Paris of 1783 c) British policies in the colonies d) the French and Indian War
What was the major purpose of the Declaration of Independence?
a) to establish the basic laws of the U.S. b) to justify the colonists' revolt against Britain c) to provide a plan for government d) to create new state governments
What was the British view of the Proclamation of 1763?
a) Britain had the right to tax the American colonists. b) Lands to the west should be left open to settlement. c) Taxation without representation is tyranny. d) American colonists would be more secure by respecting Indian territories.
The Stamp Act (1765) placed a tax on every newspaper, book, and legal document in the British colonies. Which description of the Stamp Act is written from the British viewpoint?
a) Britain has the right to tax the colonists to repay debts made in their defense. b) The Stamp Act is unfair since it was enacted without the consent of the colonists. c) The colonists should not be forced to pay a tax that they strongly oppose. d) The Stamp Act is likely to provoke a war between Britain and its colonies.
What followed the Boston Tea Party?
a) the free flow of trade between the colonies and other countries b) harsh restrictions on colonial liberties and trade c) increased self-government in New England d) the removal of British troops from the colonies
What is one idea of the Declaration of Independence?
a) All people have the right to vote. b) Slavery should be illegal. c) People should control their own government. d) Kings should have more power than people.
In "Common Sense", Thomas Paine does all of the following except
a) push for independence from Britain. b) suggest a plan for boycotting British goods. c) explain why monarchies are flawed systems of government. d) argue for governments where people rule themselves.
George Washington was an effective leader of the Continental Army for all of the following reasons except
a) he had fought with the British during the French and Indian War. b) he used strong discipline to keep the army together and fighting well. c) he earned the respect of the soldiers and the colonists. d) he led the army that won the important battle of Saratoga.
A Loyalist was a person who
a) was willing to sacrifice his or her life for American independence. b) bought or sold goods overseas, then traded for local goods. c) preferred that the colonies remain part of the British Empire. d) hoped to profit from the war by selling supplies to the armies.
The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the war because it
a) brought France into the war as an American ally. b) ended General Burgoyne's career. c) liberated Georgia from British control. d) forced the British to leave Canada.
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