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  1. Tories
  2. Committees of Correspondence
  3. Intolerable Acts
  4. Tyrant
  5. Roger Williams
  1. a a ruler or person who has complete power and uses it in cruel or unjust ways
  2. b A dissenter who clashed with the Massachusetts Puritans over separation of church and state and was banished in 1636, after which he founded the colony of Rhode Island to the south
  3. c combination of the four Coercive Acts, meant to punish the colonists after the 1773, Boston Tea Party and the unrelated Quebec Act. The Intolerable Acts were seen by American colonists as a blueprint for a British plan to deny the Americans representative government. They were the impetus for the convening of the First Continental Congress.
  4. d Organization founded by Samuel Adams consisting of a system of communication between patriot leaders in New England and throughout the colonies
  5. e a person who supported the British cause in the American Revolution; a loyalist

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. This document was adopted on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress. It established the 13 American colonies as independent states, free from rule by Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson wrote the majority of this document.
  2. English monarch at the time of the revolution. He was the main opposition for the colonies due to his stubborn attitude and unwillingness to hear out colonial requests/grievances.
  3. He was one of the English settlers at Jamestown (and he married Pocahontas). He discovered how to successfully grow tobacco in Virginia and cure it for export, which made Virginia an economically successful colony.
  4. met in Philadelphia (1775); organized the continental Army, called on the colonies to send troops, selected George Washington to lead the army, and appointed the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence
  5. a clash between British soldiers and Boston colonists in 1770, in which five of the colonists were killed. This event was highly publicized by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams and used to provoke anti-British sentiment throughout the colonies.

5 True/False questions

  1. Mercantilisman economic policy under which nations sought to increase their wealth and power by obtaining large amounts of gold and silver and by selling more goods than they bought


  2. VirginiaFirst British colony. Founded in 1607 by the Jamestown Settlement.


  3. Battles of Lexington and ConcordThe battle which was the turning point of the Revolution because after the colonists won this major victory, the French decided to support us with money, troops, ships, etc.


  4. Valley ForgePlace where Washington's army spent the winter of 1777-1778, a 4th of troops died here from disease and malnutriton. Baron von Steuben arrives in camp and trains troops.


  5. Pilgrimsa person who supported the British cause in the American Revolution; a loyalist