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5 Matching questions

  1. declaration of independence
  2. stamp act
  3. massachusetts governing act
  4. advantages of the colonies
  5. Peace of Paris 1783
  1. a tax on all printed documents (newspapers, deeds, licenses; college diplomas, even playing cards)
  2. b town meetings only 1 per year, mass.'s council and law enforcement officers were appointed rather then elected
  3. c 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.
  4. d short supply lines (got supplies from other colonies; took less time than british) familiarity with area; george washington (smart man, had confidence in his troops) french helped them fight; willing to sustain war (fighting for their way of life; fighting for a cause rather than a pay check)
  5. e enlightened document made by enlightened thinkers; first draft was written by Richard Henry Lee; based on argument primarily on the contract theory of government developed by John Locke: power comes from the consent of the people; blames king george lll; americans no longer consider themselves english

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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 Ironically townshend acts were repealed that day except tea (no telephones) two years of relative peace followed
  2. decides that england has the right to regulate colonies but could not have taxes for revenues. Form of legal opposition.
  3. had the strongest navy in the world, had "manpower?" and had professional armies and mercenaries
  4. this was the first fighting of the war, minute men in lexington formed a silent protest; the british advanced; a shot was fired; british shot and then changed with bayonets (8 dead, 10 wounded)
  5. american printer, author, philosopher, and scientist

5 True/False questions

  1. 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.


  2. common sensewritten by Thomas Paine; a phamplet that urged the colonists to fight for their independance


  3. one of the problems of the waron 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. alliance with francerequired colonists to provide provisions and barracks or submit to the use of inns and vacant buildings for British soilders


  5. townshend actseventually puts taxes on everything but tea- a token of parliamentry authority, taxes various colonial imports such as glass, paint lead, and paper


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