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  1. MERCENARIES
  2. John Hancock (1737-1793)
  3. CONTINENTALS
  4. BATTLE of LONG ISLAND
  5. Paul Revere (1735-1818)
  1. a name for colonial soldiers in NEW CONTINENTAL ARMY
  2. b 1737-1793. Patriot leader along with Samuel Adams of the SONS of LIBERTY. President of the second Continental Congress; first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.
  3. c British General HOWE led 34,000 troops & 10,000 sailors VS. WASHINGTON'S 20,000 poorly trained troops & no navy. Colonists lost & retreated to Manhattan.
  4. d SOLDIERS who FIGHT for MONEY & NOT OUT of loyalty to any country.
  5. e Member of SONS of LIBERTY. A leading American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818).

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. FIRST AGREEMENT TO CREATE A NATIONAL GOVERNMENT FOR THE U.S.- gave authority to CONTINENTAL CONGRESS for what it was doing- inadequate agreement because it lacked authority to impose taxes & enforcement powers.
  2. BRITISH GENERAL who planned to crush WASHINGTON'S ARMY in NEW ENGLAND- instead WAS DEFEATED at SARATOGA
  3. A UNION OF STATES in which each member state retains some independent control over internal & external affairs. Thus, for international purposes, there are separate states, not just one state. A federation, in contrast, is a union of states in which external affairs are controlled by a unified, central government.
  4. PHILADELPHIA MAY 1775- Attendees= John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, George Washington, Patrick Henry & others. Issued OLIVE BRANCH PETITION. Authorized & approved the DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE.
  5. Thomas Jefferson (at 33 years old) primary writer. He wrote every evening for 17 days. Introduction states why the Declaration was needed. Main ideas about government= We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

5 True/False questions

  1. American Enlistment IssueSOLDIERS who FIGHT for MONEY & NOT OUT of loyalty to any country.

          

  2. The CONTINENTAL ARMYAmerican Colonists army- the Patriots/home team- led by General GEORGE WASHINGTON.

          

  3. ALLYTroops on horseback

          

  4. Thomas Paine (1737 - 1809)Wrote "COMMON SENSE". Patriot who changed public opinion with his pamphlet "Common Sense"- portrayed king George lll as a bully & claimed America's right to self rule.

          

  5. BLOCKADEBlocking ports so no boats can enter or leave

          

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