5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- legacy of war
- problems with first Constitution
- Battle of Yorktown
- Battle of Saratoga
- Battle of Bunker Hill
- a high casualty rate, $27 million debt, republicanism, free enterprise
- b Second major battle of the revolutionary war. It was a British victory but an American moral victory because they were able to hold off the oncoming British soldiers for two charges before being defeated
- c After progressing northwards and being weakened by guerilla fighters, the British went to Yorktown on the Chesapeake Bay to regroup and wait for supplies. While there the French blockaded the bay and the Americans came down to block the British on the peninsula. The british were forced to surrender, and after this Battle the war lost popular support in Britain.
- d 1777; in Burgoyne's route south he was surprised by colonial militia hiding in trees. This was the turning point of the war and an American victory
- e the founders faced a problem writing the first constitution because the citizens feared a strong national government
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Britain's goal in the New England Colonies after Trenton became to cut off the New England colonies from the other colonies. Burgoyne would lead forces down from Canada and Howe would bring forces north from NYC
- the legislative body of the colonies that acted as the uniting government. Before the revoltuon they formed a committee for foreign affairs, formed a Continental Army, write the Olive Branch Petition, and printed paper money
- a body of individually governed states brought together under a national government
- After the victory at Saratoga the French decided to ally with the Patriots
- First battles of the Revolution, where the "shot heard 'round the world" was heard.
5 True/False Questions
Reasons for colonial success → the legislative body of the colonies that acted as the uniting government. Before the revoltuon they formed a committee for foreign affairs, formed a Continental Army, write the Olive Branch Petition, and printed paper money
Articles of Confederation → First constitution of the United States; passed in 1777 by Congress and by all states in 1781
British Southern Strategy → The British after the loss at Saratoga decided to head south to conquer the southern colonies. They were successful conquering Savannah and Charleston and then began to head north.
Battle of Trenton → Washington launched a surprise attack on the Hessians stationed across the Delaware. It occurred the day after Christmas and led to an American victory
Common Sense → pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that explains that the colonies needed independence and should form a democratic republic