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3 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. - Prevented the British from splitting New England from the rest of the colonies.
    - As a result Gen. Burgoyne and his army surrendered to the Americans.
    - Proved to France that America could win the war.
    - British offered Americans home rule within the British Empire.
  2. -Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, edited by the Continental Congress.
    -Argued that humans have natural rights, guaranteed to them at birth.
    -Blamed King George for the problems leading up to the Revolution.
    -Declared the United States independent from Great Britain.
  3. - Ended the Revolutionary War, granted the colonies independence, and gave them territory from Canada's southern border to Florida's northern border.
    - Britain hoped to split the US from its French allies by granting the nation's wishes.

3 True/False Questions

  1. Olive Branch Petition-The colonies' final offer of peace to King George.
    -Agreed to be loyal to King George if the government would address their wishes (repeal the Coercive Acts and end taxation without representation).
    -This petition was rejected once Britain heard about Breed's Hill.


  2. Appointment of Washington- British Gen. Cornwallis waited in Yorktown for supplies and replacements.
    - American Gen. Washington attacked Cornwallis and his troops by land while French Admiral De Grasse blocked their escape by sea.
    - Forced Britain to begin negotiating peace with America.


  3. Articles of Confederation-The framework of the new government adopted in 1781.
    -The new government was very weak and had trouble receiving respect from foreign governments.
    -Under the Articles, the US was able to end the war and negotiate peace.


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