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The purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to
a) tell why the colonists felt they needed to declare independence
b) list rights all people should have
c) explain why government exists
d) all of the above

Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense to
a) persuade colonists to want independence
b) convince the colonists to remain loyal to the King of England
c) make a lot of money
d) he had a lot of time on his hands and decided to write to keep him busy

The Second Continental Congress needed to
a) organize the colonies for a war against the British
b) choose a leader for the continental army
c) decide whether or not to declare independence from Great Britain.
d) all of these answers

Which of these ideas were included in the Declaration of Independence?
a) why the government exists and what rights citizens have if the government acts unfairly
b) how King George had treated the colonies unfairly
c) a declaration of independence from the British government
d) all of these answers

At the beginning of the American Revolution, the colonial army could be described as
a) well trained and strong army
b) colonial militias and minutemen
c) hired soldiers from Hessia
d) redcoats

The purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to
a) explain to the world why the American colonies should be independent from Great Britain
b) make the King mad
c) tell the King they would indeed help pay for the French and Indian War
d) all of these answers

Thomas Jefferson wrote
a) The Declaration of Independence
b) Common Sense
c) The United States Constitution
d) Poor Richard's Almanac

How did Patriot colonists feel when the Declaration of Independence was read to them?
a) excited
b) angry
c) they didn't care about it at all
d) loyal to the King

Page 166---political bands refers to
a) connection between the colonists and Great Britain
b) rubber bands that hold them together
c) relationship between Great Britain and France
d) all of the above

Page 166--what 3 rights can't be taken away?
a) life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
b) life, liberty, and happiness
c) I have no clue
d) Can I phone a friend?

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