5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Baron von Steuben
- New England Economy
- Boston Tea Party
- Tobacco Plantations
- John Adams
- a 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.
- b Large estates of land in Virginia and the southern colonies that grew tobaco, the crop with the largest net profit. Slaves were used to work the land on which tobacco was grown.
- c 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.
- d 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.
- e Primarily consisted of ship building and fishing
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- Initiated by John Dickinson of the Second Continental Congress on July 8, 1775, the colonies made a final offer of peace to Britain, agreeing to be loyal to the British government if it addressed their grievances (repealed the Coercive Acts, ended the taxation without representation policies). It was rejected by Parliament, which in December 1775 passed the American Prohibitory Act forbidding all further trade with the colonies.
- Parliament passed laws and taxes mainly to regulate and tax the colonies in an effort to raise revenue to help pay off debt from the French and Indian War
- this document, the nations first constitution, was adopted by the second continental congress in 1781 during the revolution. the document was limited because states held most of the power, and congress lacked the power to tax, regulate trade, or control coinage. Required 9 out of 13 states to agree to pass a law.
- Founder of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots for independence; signed the Declaration of Independence
5 True/False questions
Salutary Neglect → An English policy of not strictly enforcing laws in its colonies
Proclamation of 1763 → 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.
Battles of Lexington and Concord → in 1775 conflicts between Massachusetts Minutemen and British soldiers that started the Revolutionary War
Give me liberty, or give me death → Patrick Henry speech given in 1775 to the Virginia Convention of Delegates. Taken from the papers known as the Virginia Resolves.
Intolerable Acts → Laws that governed trade between England and its colonies. Colonists were required to ship certain products exclusively to England. These acts made colonists very angry because they were forbidden from trading with other countries. Part of the British policy known as Mercantilism