5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- one of the problems of the war
- declaratory act
- turning point of the war
- battle of bunker hill
- townshend acts
- a inability to control colonies, raise money, draft men, etc.
- 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.
- 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.
- d eventually puts taxes on everything but tea- a token of parliamentry authority, taxes various colonial imports such as glass, paint lead, and paper
- 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
- 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.
- had the strongest navy in the world, had "manpower?" and had professional armies and mercenaries
- 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.
- 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.
- officials and British soldiers could not be tried in colonies- only in england and canada
5 True/False Questions
quartering act → required colonists to provide provisions and barracks or submit to the use of inns and vacant buildings for British soilders
olive branch petition → american printer, author, philosopher, and scientist
stamp act congress → tax on all printed documents (newspapers, deeds, licenses; college diplomas, even playing cards)
lexington and concord → British 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
boston tea party → government 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.