5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- John Hancock
- Committees of Correspondence
- John Adams
- Give me liberty, or give me death
- Thomas Jefferson
- a Patrick Henry speech given in 1775 to the Virginia Convention of Delegates. Taken from the papers known as the Virginia Resolves.
- b Patriot leader and president of the Second Continental Congress; first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.
- c 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.
- d Organization founded by Samuel Adams consisting of a system of communication between patriot leaders in New England and throughout the colonies
- e He was a delegate from Virginia at the Second Continental Congress and wrote the Declaration of Independence. He later served as the third President of the United States.
5 Multiple choice questions
- combination of the four Coercive Acts, meant to punish the colonists after the 1773, Boston Tea Party and the unrelated Quebec Act. The Intolerable Acts were seen by American colonists as a blueprint for a British plan to deny the Americans representative government. They were the impetus for the convening of the First Continental Congress.
- American public official, writer, scientist, and printer. After the success of his Poor Richard's Almanac (1732-1757), he entered politics and played a major part in the American Revolution. Franklin negotiated French support for the colonists, signed the Treaty of Paris (1783), and helped draft the Constitution (1787-1789). His numerous scientific and practical innovations include the lightning rod, bifocal spectacles, and a stove. He is also noted to have helped establish a fire company and helped found an early version of the postal service.
- 1620 - The first agreement for self-government in America. It was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower and set up a government for the Plymouth colony.
- a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that criticized monarchies and convinced many American colonists of the need to break away from Britain
- meeting of delegates in Philadelphia 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation, which produced the new U.S. Constitution
5 True/False questions
Puritans → a ruler or person who has complete power and uses it in cruel or unjust ways
Virginia → a person who supported the British cause in the American Revolution; a loyalist
Thomas Paine → Revolutionary leader who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense (1776) arguing for American independence from Britain. In England he published The Rights of Man
Pilgrims → a person who supported the British cause in the American Revolution; a loyalist
Battle of Yorktown → Last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Cornwallis and his troops were trapped in the Chesapeake Bay by the French fleet. He was sandwiched between the French navy and the American army. He surrendered October 19, 1781.