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  1. Marquis de Lafayette
  2. Samuel Adams
  3. Benjamin Franklin
  4. Tyrant
  5. Tories
  1. a a person who supported the British cause in the American Revolution; a loyalist
  2. b a ruler or person who has complete power and uses it in cruel or unjust ways
  3. c 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.
  4. d Founder of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots for independence; signed the Declaration of Independence
  5. e French General who helped Washington during American Revolution and later became important in French Revolution.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A dissenter who clashed with the Massachusetts Puritans over separation of church and state and was banished in 1636, after which he founded the colony of Rhode Island to the south
  2. an economic policy under which nations sought to increase their wealth and power by obtaining large amounts of gold and silver and by selling more goods than they bought
  3. English philosopher who advocated the idea of a "social contract" in which government powers are derived from the consent of the governed and in which the government serves the people; also said people have natural rights to life, liberty and property.
  4. First British colony. Founded in 1607 by the Jamestown Settlement.
  5. phrase given to the shots fired at Lexington and Concord, MA, the first battles between the colonial minutemen and the British in the Revolutionary War

5 True/False questions

  1. Battles of Lexington and ConcordThe 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.


  2. George IIIEnglish monarch at the time of the revolution. He was the main opposition for the colonies due to his stubborn attitude and unwillingness to hear out colonial requests/grievances.


  3. Olive Branch PetitionLarge 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.


  4. Committees of CorrespondenceThis 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.


  5. Monarchygovernment under a single ruler, usually a king or queen


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