5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Paul Revere (1735-1818)
- BATTLE of LONG ISLAND
- Nathan Hale
- TREATY of PARIS
- a British RECOGNIZED U.S. as INDEPENDENT NATION. Set U.S. borders from Atlantis to Mississippi River-southern border ended at Florida which was returned to Spain. Ended 8 years of warfare.
- b Member of SONS of LIBERTY. A leading American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818).
- c U.S. officer caught by British spying- CONDEMNED to DEATH- he said, " I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
- d British General HOWE led 34,000 troops & 10,000 sailors VS. WASHINGTON'S 20,000 poorly trained troops & no navy. Colonists lost & retreated to Manhattan.
- e COLONIAL FIGHTERS that could be READY IN A MINUTE to defend Massachusetts.
5 Multiple choice questions
- PRUSSIAN SOLDIER who came to U.S. & trained troops
- lowest point for U.S.- WASHINGTON'S troops suffered through harsh winter with few supplies
- name for colonial soldiers in NEW CONTINENTAL ARMY
- First & fierce battle. Colonists drove British back twice before running out of bullets. 14,500 soldiers had no uniforms, flintlock muskets or no guns at all. Some had experience fighting in the French & Indian War, many had no experience fighting at all.
- Blocking ports so no boats can enter or leave
5 True/False questions
DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE → Thomas Jefferson (at 33 years old) primary writer. He wrote every evening for 17 days. Introduction states why the Declaration was needed. Main ideas about government= We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
CAVALRY → to JOIN, or enlist someone, in an ASSOCIATION with OTHER STATES, ORGANIZATIONS, or PEOPLE FOR A COMMON PURPOSE.
American Enlistment Issue → most American soldiers enlisted for only one year. They would leave when they weren't paid or when they had to plant crops or harvest crops at home.
John Hancock (1737-1793) → 1737-1793. Patriot leader along with Samuel Adams of the SONS of LIBERTY. President of the second Continental Congress; first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.
ALLY → Troops on horseback