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The colonies were able to gainA diplomatic victoryWhen Ben Franklin negotiatedA treaty of alliance with the
What advantage helped the Continental army have to defeat The British in the American revolution
An able and inspiring leader
Complete this line from the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are ..."
Life liberty and pursuit of happiness
The idea of natural rights was mostStrongly reflected on what
The declaration of independence
The author of common sense was
In what way did the theory of social contractSupport the American revolution
The theory held that if one side violated the contract, the other side was freed of its obligations under the contract.
What document is this quote from?
" WheneverAny form of Government becomes destructive... it is the right to the people to alter or abolish it"
Declaration of independence
Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are fundamental rights that are listed in which document?
Declaration of independence
What was the opinion of most Americans by 1774?
They wanted to restore amicable relations with Britain and remain part of the British Empire.
In "Common Sense," Thomas Paine:
challenged the rule of the American colonies by the King of England.
Why were the colonists upset about the taxes imposed upon them?
They were not represented in Parliament
To help pay for the French and Indian war The British announce taxes on what
Which of the following political reasons contributed to the colonists' decision to declare independence from Great Britain?
Taxation without representation
Thomas Jefferson is best remembered for his role as a founding father and -
writing the Declaration of Independence.
The purpose of "Common Sense" was to:
explain the logical reasons for American independence.
Which of the following was an effect of the Boston Massacre?
tensions between the colonists and the British increased
As a result of the Treaty of Paris 1763, which European countries controlled the largest portion of land in North America?
Britain and Spain
Who was the Enlightenment philosopher whose ideas, more than any other, influenced the American belief in self-government?
The Declaration of Independence is based on which of the following ideas?
Governments are founded on the consent of the governed
Common Sense and the Declaration of Independence were written to serve very different purposes. What fundamental principle did they have in common?
They both supported the concept of popular sovereignty.
Complete this line from the Declaration of Independence: "That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from ..."
the consent of the governed
Those who sought to reform British policy without achieving independence were referred to by Americans as:
As a result of the French and Indian war:
the French were driven out of Canada
European powers fought over this region in the French and Indian War. In 1763, this region became a part of the British Empire
Ohio river valley
As a result of the Boston Tea Party, Parliament passed the Coercive Acts, harsh measurements to punish the colonists. What was the immediate effect of these laws?
The formation of the First Continental Congress and the colonists' decision to write the Olive Branch Petition.
Anglo-French rivalry led to the French and Indian War in which the:
French were driven out of Canada and their territories west of the Appalachian Mountains.
Why did Parliament raise taxes in the colonies after 1763?
Colonists were expected to pay for the costs of the French and Indian War
Settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains was banned by the British in:
the Proclamation of 1763
In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson in response to:
increasing British actions that violated the rights of the Americans
All of the following were true of Patriots except:
they believed that taxation of the colonies was justified to pay for British troops to protect American settlers from Indian attacks
The Proclamation Line of 1763 was intended to -
avoid conflicts with Native Americans in the Ohio Valley
What were the supporters of independence called during the Revolution?
Which of the following describes one of the causes of the American Revolution?
taxation of the American colonists without their consent
The French army and navy helped ensure American victory in the war at the Battle of:
The British angered the colonists by taxing tea and sugar, and passing the ________, which required colonists to use a special paper for legal documents
Proclamation of 1763
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