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History of the Americas
Social Studies Test
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After the war the king issued the proclamation of 1763 and Parliament passed the sugar act both of which angered the Colonists.
How did the French and Indian War change relations between the colonists and Britain?
Because there fighting style was better suited to the forested frontier. They knew the British would not know they knew how to fight like this
Why do you think French soldiers chose to fight in the same way as their Native American allies?
They were already paying taxes to Britain, they has no representation in Parliament, and more and more taxes continued to be added.
Why were the colonists angered by Britain's new colonial tax laws?
taxation without representation
Taxes should not be passed without citizens having a say so in the government.
He spoke against the taxes that Parliament put on the colonists without representation.
Why did some colonists accuse Patrick Henry of treason?
They took part in the Boston Tea Party, sent a petition to Parliament, and formed Militias.
What did colonists do to protest British rule?
A respectful petition.
What did the First Continental Congress send to Parliament?
They formed an army and chose George Washington to command it. They also began asking colonies to give money and supplies
How did the colonists prepare for war with Britain?
To crush rebellion.
What did King George III promise to do after the Battle of Bunker Hill?
They proved they could go against the strongest army in the world
Why were the colonists proud of their actions at the Battle of Bunker Hill?
They cut their ties with Britain by writing the Declaration of Independence.
How did the 13 Colonies cut their ties with Britain?
'preamble' and 'grievances' sections of the Declaration of Independence?
The preamble is the introduction and tells why the declaration was necessary. The grievances were the complaints that colonists had against Britain.
All people are created equal, all people have rights, and all people have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
What are some of the ideas described in the Declaration of Independence?
The main writer of the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence gave birth to what is known today as the United States of America. The document is symbolic of American democracy and one of the free charters of freedom.
How do the ideas in the Declaration of Independence affect our lives?
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