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from empire to independance Test

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  1. one of the problems of the war
  2. declaratory act
  3. turning point of the war
  4. battle of bunker hill
  5. townshend acts
  1. a inability to control colonies, raise money, draft men, etc.
  2. b it was the 1st major fight of the war, americans were laying to siege to Boston from high ground of Charlestown; took place at Breed's hill. Americans were at the top of the hill; muskets used were not accurate but could cause a lot of damage; they had to see the whites of eyes of enemies to shoot. Protest turned into fighting; bloodiest battle of the war.
  3. c on christmas night 1776, Washington slipped across the Delaware River at Trenton (NJ) with 2,400 men and surprised the drunken Hessians, killing or capturing over a thousand of them with only six deaths.
  4. d eventually puts taxes on everything but tea- a token of parliamentry authority, taxes various colonial imports such as glass, paint lead, and paper
  5. e stops stamp act based on opposition and protesting, reduced tax on sugar, and reserved the right of Parliament to make laws binding on the colonies

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Britain now recognized America as separate; their boundary is farther west; Declaration of independence now takes effect; British abandoned North America for fighting at that time; Mississippi River was recognized as western border of the United States; Congress would not precent the British merchants from collecting debts owed to them by Americans.
  2. had the strongest navy in the world, had "manpower?" and had professional armies and mercenaries
  3. to analyze the causes of the American Revolution and understand the important events of the war as well as the role played by significant individuals during the conflict.
  4. petitioned the king for relief- (dominion theory) colonies were subject to crown but now Parliament (seperate realm). they liked the king better t han the parliament but disliked both. To seek peace.
  5. officials and British soldiers could not be tried in colonies- only in england and canada

5 True/False Questions

  1. quartering actrequired colonists to provide provisions and barracks or submit to the use of inns and vacant buildings for British soilders


  2. olive branch petitionamerican printer, author, philosopher, and scientist


  3. stamp act congresstax on all printed documents (newspapers, deeds, licenses; college diplomas, even playing cards)


  4. lexington and concordBritish soldiers were stealing jobs stationed after the proclomation of 1763. Soldiers had to compete with the lower class for jobs. Soldiers kill 5 colonists out of a protest mob and injure 8. Ironically townshend acts were repealed that day except tea (no telephones) two years of relative peace followed


  5. boston tea partygovernment was trying to purchase their loyalty and passivity with cheap tea. a group of colonial patriots disguised as mohawk native americans boarded 3 ships and threw 342 chests of east india tea overboard. most of these patriots were making a profit on smuggling tea.


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