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  1. problems with first Constitution
  2. Battle of Yorktown
  3. Treaty of Paris 1783
  4. Articles of Confederation
  5. Second Continental Congress
  1. a the legislative body of the colonies that acted as the uniting government. Before the revoltuon they formed a committee for foreign affairs, formed a Continental Army, write the Olive Branch Petition, and printed paper money
  2. b After progressing northwards and being weakened by guerilla fighters, the British went to Yorktown on the Chesapeake Bay to regroup and wait for supplies. While there the French blockaded the bay and the Americans came down to block the British on the peninsula. The british were forced to surrender, and after this Battle the war lost popular support in Britain.
  3. c Officially recognized US independence, gave America all land south of Canda, North of Florida, and east of the Mississippi; other things were negotiated but never happened, including the repayment of debts, the returning of slaves, and the returning of stolen property to the loyalists
  4. d the founders faced a problem writing the first constitution because the citizens feared a strong national government
  5. e First constitution of the United States; passed in 1777 by Congress and by all states in 1781

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Second major battle of the revolutionary war. It was a British victory but an American moral victory because they were able to hold off the oncoming British soldiers for two charges before being defeated
  2. Washington launched a surprise attack on the Hessians stationed across the Delaware. It occurred the day after Christmas and led to an American victory
  3. After the victory at Saratoga the French decided to ally with the Patriots
  4. high casualty rate, $27 million debt, republicanism, free enterprise
  5. gave people the right in the northwestern lands to organize their own government and then ask to be admitted as a new state to the union; the most important achievement under the articles of Confederation

5 True/False questions

  1. Battle of Long Island1777; occurred after the Declaration of Independence was sent to England. King George III launched the largest naval attack in history up to 1942. It was a British victory and caused Washington to retreat to New Jersey


  2. Valley Forgepamphlet written by Thomas Paine that explains that the colonies needed independence and should form a democratic republic


  3. national government under the articles of ConfederationThe government was weak under the Articles and only included a legislative branch


  4. Lexington and ConcordBritain's goal in the New England Colonies after Trenton became to cut off the New England colonies from the other colonies. Burgoyne would lead forces down from Canada and Howe would bring forces north from NYC


  5. Battle of Saratoga1777; in Burgoyne's route south he was surprised by colonial militia hiding in trees. This was the turning point of the war and an American victory