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  1. confederation
  2. Battle of Bunker Hill
  3. British Southern Strategy
  4. Common Sense
  5. Shay's Rebellion
  1. a a rebellion of 2000 rebels from Massachusetts who raided a federal arsenal and the national government was unable to put them down. Led people to realize that a new Constitution was necessary and led to the Constitutional Convention.
  2. b pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that explains that the colonies needed independence and should form a democratic republic
  3. c 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
  4. d a body of individually governed states brought together under a national government
  5. e The British after the loss at Saratoga decided to head south to conquer the southern colonies. They were successful conquering Savannah and Charleston and then began to head north.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. better leadership, foreign aid, knowledge of land, civilian help, motivation: "the cause"
  2. 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
  3. high casualty rate, $27 million debt, republicanism, free enterprise
  4. Washington launched a surprise attack on the Hessians stationed across the Delaware. It occurred the day after Christmas and led to an American victory
  5. After the victory at Saratoga the French decided to ally with the Patriots

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. 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


  3. Battle of Yorktown1777; 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


  4. Northwest OrdinanceAfter 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.


  5. Valley ForgeAfter losing battles in Philadelphia, Americans were forced to Valley Forge where they could keep an eye on the British in Philadelphia. The conditions were bad for the Americans as they were cold, shoeless, and blanketless. This is where Ben Franklin's daughter and Martha Washington came to help the Americans with supplies. Baron von Steuben came and trained the Americans to be more professional military fighters