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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
american revolution test review
Terms in this set (22)
What did the 13 colonies do in 1776?
declared independence from Britain
Before the revolution, the British thought it was fair to tax the colonists to help pay the expenses they had run up while fighting with which groups?
French and Indian war
In the declaration of Independence the colonists complained that Great Britain was guilty of "imposing taxes without our consent". Which action is this referring to?
passage of the stamp act in 1765
What are the unalienable rights according to the Declaration of Independence?
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (natural rights)
What battle is considered the turning point of the American Revolution?
Battle of Saratoga
Where were the first shorts fired in the American Revolution?
Lexington and Concord
What was the most important accomplishment of the second continental congress?
Articles of confederation (our first government)
Who wrote the phamplet common sense?
What were some of the actions by King George that moved the colonists to write the declaration of independence?
stamp act, intolerable acts, townshed acts
Who led the American forces that captured Fort Ticonderoga?
What did the Treaty of Paris 1783 give to the newly formed US?
independence from Britain, boundaries extended to Canada in the north, territory as far west as the Mississippi river
While Washington was training his troops into a more professional army, where did they suffer through starvation and frostbite?
What role did Mercy Otis Warren play in the Revolutionary Era?
was a propaganda writer, tries to get people to join the patriots.
Who is considered the founder of the US navy?
John Paul Jones
What kind of support did Bernardo de Galvez offer the colonists during the American Revolution?
he opened the port of New Orleans to American ships (trade), provided troops for american troops, raised an army to fight the British in the lower Mississippi valley and florida