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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
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colonist who remained loyal to Britain
colonist who supported fighting for independence
Why is the year 1776 significant in American history?
It was the year the Declaration of Independence was written
What battle was the turning point of the war?
Battle of Saratoga
Why was the Battle of Saratoga a turning point in the war?
Because the French army joined with the colonies to fight the British
Who wrote the crisis and common sense where he argued that citizens should be making the laws
Who was the French nobleman who volunteered to fight with the Americans and donated his own money
Marquis de Lafayette
Who defeated the British war ship, Serapis, and is considered to be the father of the American navy? He is famous for the quote "I have not yet begun to fight"
John Paul Jones
rights that cannot be taken away
What document written by Thomas Payne encouraged the colonists to write the Declaration of Independence because it stated colonists no longer needs the mother Country
Treaty of Paris 1783
This treaty ended the Revolutionary War, recognized the independence of the American colonies, and granted the colonies the territory from the southern border of Canada to the northern border of Florida, and from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River, Americans got to settle west of the original 13 colonies
Describe the significance the battle of Yorktown
Why was Cornwallis forced to surrender at Yorktown?
The French controlled the Chesapeake Bay, cutting off his supply lines and escape routes by water. American and French forces surrounded him on land
prejudice in favor of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair.
Who was the patriot who organized a small army to seize British ports
Bernardo de Galvez
The commander of French troops during the battle of Yorktown
Comte de Rochambeau
This man is know as the swamp fox and carried our guerrilla warfare in the south
Who fought for rights of women and African Americans
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