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Reading Quiz 9

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The British had challenged the American colonies' sense of freedom since the imposition of the _________ of 1765, which taxed all sorts of items
Stamp Act
in his writing of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's argument came from his reading of the English philosopher __________ vigorous denial of the divine rights of kings
John Locke
On August 26, 1789 the French National Assembly passed the Declaration of the Rights of _______________, a document heavily influenced by the American Declaration of Independence
Man and Citizen
The violent aftermath of the French Revolution, led by Maximilien Robespierre, resulted in the execution of 25,000 French citizens, including King Louis XVI and his Queen Marie Antoinette, was known as ___________________
the Reign of Terror
In kline with his neoclassical tastes, Napoleon modeled his government on ancient _____ precendents
Roman
True or False: The moment depicted in the famous David painting Napoleone Crossing the Saint-Bernard, illustrates an actual historical event
False
The high-minded idealism reflected in the American adoption of Neoclassicism was clouded, from the outset, by the issue of _______
slavery
the free-trade economist Adam Smith argued that people should be free to do whatever they might to enrich themselves, thus advocating a form of economic policy known as _____________, which meant that it is best to let the economy "happen as it will"
laissez-faire
the ____________ movement sought to abolish the institution of slavery, and was largely based upon Christian philosophy
abolitionist
During the American Revolutionary period, many Britons believed that, as long as the colonies tolerated slavery, their demand for their own liberty seemed ____________.
hypocritical
How did Paul Revere's illustration of The Bloody Massacre misrepresent the facts of the incident involving the confrontation between British soldiers and a mob of Americans in the streets of Boston in 1768?
The soldiers were being attacked by the mob and were defending themselves rather than massacring the mob.