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If the British had accepted the Olive Branch Petition, the Revolutionary War might have been averted.


Although the colonial army lacked equipment and money at the beginning of the war, Congress could levy taxes which would alleviate the problem.


Patriots not onl backed England's actions, they also aided the British army by giving them food and money.


The victory at Trenton was important because it caused France to sign a treaty with America that would provide the aid America so desperately needed.


The first tax levied by England on the colonists was the Stamp Tax.


The Intolerabe Acts were aimed at punishing Boston for its infamous Tea Party.

Battle of Bunker HIll

Breed's Hill

Ethan Allan

Seized Fort Ticonderoga


Mercenaries from Germany

Thomas Paine

Common Sense

Thomas Jefferson

Declaration of Independence

George Washington

Commander-in-chief of the Continental army

Nathan Hale

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

Benedict Arnold

American traitor

John Paul Jones

"I have not yet begun to fight"

George Rogers Clark

Secured the western lands


The Second Continenal Congress:
A. Made provisions for a Continental army with George Washington as commander-in-chief.
B. Adopted a "Declaration of Causes of Necessity of Taking up Arms"
C. Endorsed the Olive Branch Petition
D. All of the above

C and D

The Declaration of Independence:
A. Did not completely sever ties with England
B. Listed grievances that occured after the Stamp Act
C. Expressed the idea that all mean are created equal and are born with certain rights that no government can take from them
D. Was adopted on July 4, 1776

A, B, C and D

America's victory in the Revolutionary War was made more probable:
A. Because George Washington was an excellent leader
B. Through money, supplies, soldiers, and ships that were presented through foreign aid from France
C. Because of serious blunders on the part of the British commanders
D. Because the colonists were courageous in fighting for a cause in which they believed
E. Because England hired the Hessian mercenaries

A and D

The Committees of Correspondence:
A. Were formed to encourage communication among the colonies
B. Wrote the Declaration of Rights and Grievances
C. Were led by John Adams
D. Used fast riders to send the news


The Proclamation Act of 1763:
A. Allowed Parliament to pass any laws
B. Was the final act that angered the colonies to such an extent that they went to war
C. Closed the lands west of the Allegheny Mountains to settlers
D. Led to formation of the Sons of Liberty

A and D

What were two disadvantages the colonies faced in starting a war with England?
A. Lack of money and equipement
B. Lack of cause
C. Lack of strong leaders
D. Lack of organizations

A and B

What were two advantages England had in fighting a war in America?
A. Well-trained soldiers
B. Money and equipement
C. Decisive British commanders who were capable of striking swift, hard blows to the patriots
D. familarity with the land


The colonist who convinced the French to aid the colonies was:
A. Franklin
B. Jefferson
C. washington
D. Jackson


What document stated that certain rights were not given by the government, but that men were born with them?
A. Declaration of Independence
B. Articles of Confederation
C. Constitution
D. Declaration of Rights and Grievances


An American colonist who opposed independence for the American colonies


To join together against and have nothing to do with


A soldier hired for pay by a foreign state


A person, group, or nation united with another for some special purpose


To settle (a quarrel or difference of opinion) by agreeing that each will give up a part of what he demands


An agreement, especially one between nations, signed and approved by each nation

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