5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Battle of Saratoga
- Proclamation of 1763
- Declaration of Independence
- Baron von Steuben
- a Prussian soldier who helped train American forces at Valley Forge in the American Revolutionary War. Taught essential military skills such as drills, tactics, and discipline.
- b A proclamation from the British government which forbade British colonists from settling west of the Appalacian Mountains, and which required any settlers already living west of the mountains to move back east.
- c This document was adopted on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress. It established the 13 American colonies as independent states, free from rule by Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson wrote the majority of this document.
- d The battle which was the turning point of the Revolution because after the colonists won this major victory, the French decided to support us with money, troops, ships, etc.
- e a person who supported the British cause in the American Revolution; a loyalist
5 Multiple choice questions
- in 1775 conflicts between Massachusetts Minutemen and British soldiers that started the Revolutionary War
- met in Philadelphia (1775); organized the continental Army, called on the colonies to send troops, selected George Washington to lead the army, and appointed the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence
- English Separatist/Puritans who founded Plymouth colony in 1620
- government under a single ruler, usually a king or queen
- He was one of the English settlers at Jamestown (and he married Pocahontas). He discovered how to successfully grow tobacco in Virginia and cure it for export, which made Virginia an economically successful colony.
5 True/False questions
New England Economy → Primarily consisted of ship building and fishing
Tyrant → a ruler or person who has complete power and uses it in cruel or unjust ways
Boston Massacre → A 1773 protest against British taxes (Tea Act) in which Boston colonists (Sons of Liberty) disguised as Mohawks dumped valuable tea into Boston Harbor. British will respond by passing the Coercive Acts.
Samuel Adams → Lawyer who defended British soldiers in the Boston Massacre trial. He believed in "innocent until proven guilty." In spite of these actions, he supported colonial independence. Would become the 2nd president of the U.S.
Constitutional Convention → met in Philadelphia (1775); organized the continental Army, called on the colonies to send troops, selected George Washington to lead the army, and appointed the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence