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5th Grade Harcourt Social Studies Chapter 8 Questions
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What caused the French and Indian War?
The French and British both claimed the Ohio Valley. The French sent soldiers to drive out British and the British saw this as an act of war.
What did the British government do to help pay the costs of the war ?
They passed the Sugar Act, Stamp Act and Tea Act to tax the colonists to pay for the war.
How did colonists protest taxes placed on British goods?
They spoke out saying No taxation without representation.
How did the Committees of Correspondence help the colonists fight the British rule?
It helped the colonists spread more information quickly. The members wrote letters to each other about what was happening in our town.
What was the Proclamation of 1763 and how did colonists react to it?
King George 111 put a border line between the colonist and the native americans.
Why did the first Continental Congress meet and what did they do?
The colonists were afraid that Britain might take more action against them. the colonial leaders met at the First Continental Congress and sent a petition to the king saying they had the right to life , liberty and trial by jury.
What were the effects of Battle of Bunker Hill?
The colonists and British fought. The British won but lost a lot of men.
Why were the battles of lexington and Concord Important?
The fighting at Lexington and Concord moved the colonies closer to becoming the United States.
Why is July 4, 1776 an important date in American History?
Congress voted to accept the Declaration of Independence final wording.
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