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What document did the British produce that promised freedom to slaves?
a) Proclamation of Rebellion
b) Lord Dunmore’s Proclamation
c) Magna Carta
d) Declaration of Independence

What country allied with the Americans during the war?
a) France
b) The Germans
c) Portugal
d) Spain

Which of these was a clear disadvantage for General Burgoyne in Albany, New York?
a) Unfamiliar territory
b) Not enough soldiers
c) Insufficient supplies
d) Poor communication

Which battle marked a turning point of the War in the American’s favor?
a) Battle of Lexington
b) Battle at New York
c) Bunker Hill
d) Battle at Saratoga

Which of these was an effect of African Americans helping the cause of independence?
a) Slavery was abolished throughout the colonies.
b) Several colonies began to take steps to end slavery.
c) African Americans who fought were given their freedom.
d) African Americans who fought were given their freedom.

Which of the following is a strength the British DID NOT have at the beginning of the Revolutionary War?
a) Good leadership
b) Well supplied
c) Experienced
d) Recruitment of Loyalists

Who wrote The Crisis?
a) Thomas Jefferson
b) John Adams
c) Thomas Paine
d) Benjamin Franklin

During the American Revolutionary War, slaves supported whom?
a) The American Rebels
b) They supported both the Americans and the British
c) The British
d) Slaves had no role in the War

Which of the following are the weaknesses that George Washington and the Continental Army faced towards the beginning of the war?
a) Lack of training
b) Food shortages
c) Scarcity of guns and gunpowder
d) Great leadership

Which of these describes a federal system of government?
a) A. Government is run by one political party
b) B. A single leader makes all of the government decisions
c) C. Individual states have power over the national government
d) D. Power is shared by the national and state governments

The number of members of which of these is affected by state population?
a) A. Senate
b) B. Supreme Court
c) C. President’s cabinet
d) D. House of Representatives

What did the Great Compromise decide?
a) A. Representation in Congress
b) B. The names of political parties
c) C. The system of checks and balances
d) D. Process of selecting the president

Which of these did both the Virginia and New Jersey Plans include?
a) A. An end to slavery
b) B. An elected president
c) C. Two houses of Congress
d) D. Three branches of government

What was the original purpose of the convention in May 1787?
a) A. To write the US Constitution
b) B. To end the conflict in Massachusetts
c) C. To revise the Articles of Confederation
d) D. To rewrite the Declaration of Independence

What was the long-term effect of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787?
a) A. Territories eventually became states
b) B. The farmers of Massachusetts rebelled
c) C. George Washington was elected president
d) D. Slavery was expanded in the US

Why is Shays’s Rebellion an important event in US History?
a) A. It was the beginning of a civil war
b) B. It “shocked” Congress into the realization that there needed to be a constitutional convention
c) C. It showed the strength of the Massachusetts militia
d) D. It dramatized the power of the central government

What land was affected by the Land Ordinance of 1785?
a) A. Land north and south of the colonies
b) B. Land of the 13 original colonies
c) C. Land west that was bound by the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and the Great Lakes
d) D. Land between the Mississippi River and Rocky Mountains.

2. Which was one weakness of the Articles of Confederation?
a) A. Congress could not declare war
b) B. Congress count not impose taxes
c) C. Congress could not set up a postal system
d) D. Congress could not create an army and navy

Following the American Revolution, what did Congress Fear about a strong Central government?
a) A. States would have too much power
b) B. Rights for which people fought would be lost
c) C. Another war would occur between England and America
d) D. Laws would be passed to prevent people form settling in new territories

How did the American Revolution impact other parts of the world?
a) It led to Great Britain giving up its other colonies.
b) It made other nations fearful of American strength.
c) It encouraged other nations to fight for their independence.
d) It made citizens of other nations fearful of a fight for independence.

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