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True

The beginning of hostilities in 1775 found the colonies generally unprepared for war

True

The declaration of independence borrowed heavily from previously written colonial documents

True

One effect the Declaration of independence had was individual colonies were motivated to reconstitute themselves as states

False

Following Lexington and Concord, it is safe to say that most americans now saw that they were fighting for independence from great britain

false

To tom paine it made common sense to break from parliament, but not from the king

false

In composing the declaration of independence, thomas jefferson borrowed heavily from the political theories of thomas hobbes

false

Both congress, under the articles of confederation, and the various state legislatures had the power to tax individual americans

false

when george washington took command of the continental army, he did not have a great deal of public confidence

true

the battle of saratoga (1777) was both a turning point in the revolutionary war and a victory for the colonists.

false

during the revolutionary war the iroquois confederacy was united in its allegiance to great britian

false

the US never negotiated a formal alliance with france during the revolutionary war

false

france was an american ally during the revolutionary war, but it did not provide the americans with significant amounts of money or munitions

true

loyalist sentiment was thought to be stronger in the south than in the north

true

Cornwallis's defeat at yorktown led not only to the resignation of lord north as prime minister, but to public outcries in england against continuing the war

true

the americans violated their alliance with france by negotiating a peace with great britain without informing the french

false

few loyalists were so disaffected as to leave the US as a result of their opposition to the revolutionary war

false

the influence of the anglican church in the US was strengthened as a result of the revolutionary war

true

both american baptists and catholics tended to support the patriot cause during the revolutionary war

true

for some african americans, the revolution meant an increased exposure to the concept of liberty

false

by the end of the war, the position of natives in and near the US had been strengthened by their support of the patriot cause

true

the revolutionary war increased already deep internal divisions among native american tribes

true

women, sometimes by choice, but more often by necessity, flocked to the camps of the patriot amries during the revolutionary war

true

the american revolution did little to change the legal status of american women

true

under english common law, a single woman had greater legal rights than a married woman

false

the general assumptions of american republicanism were modeled after french thinkers

true

the republican concept of equality included the belief that not all people would live equally

false

new state constitutions drafted during the war sought to expand the power of the executive

true

every new state constitution prevented the state's governor from holding a seat in the state legislature

false

when the US began as a nation, most citizens were independent property holders

false

only a few of the new state constitutions provided for a 2 house legislature

true

in 1780, massachusetts began a trend by expanding the power of the state's governor

true

thomas jefferson had deep moral misgivings about slavery, but he could not envision any alternative to it

false

the articles of confederation provided for a separate judiciary, but had no separate executive

true

the articles of confederation could not be amended until all 13 state legislatures approved

true

throughout the 1780s, the british government refused to send a diplomatic minister to america

false

in the mid 1780s, southern states decided to go along with surrendering control of the mississippi river in exchange for trade concessions

false

the ordinances of 1784 and 1785 were more favorable to settlers than to land speculators

true

the northwest ordinance guaranteed freedom of religion and banned slavery

true

the precise rectangular grid pattern imposed on the northwest territory became the national model fro all subsequent federal land policies

false

violence between indians and whites on the northwest frontier largely subsided following the establishment of the constitution of 1787

false

like bacons rebellion, shay's rebellion occured in virginia

false

shay's rebellion was such a failure that it lessened the sense of need for a new federal constitution

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