The tactics of American resistance to British colonial policy from the mid-1760s through the mid-1770s included:
a. boycotts on the importation of British goods.
b. mass demonstrations in the port towns.
c. speeches and pamphlets challenging Britain's right to tax its colonial subjects.
d. all of the above.
Which of the following series of events is listed in proper sequence?
Boston Tea Party; Olive Branch Petition; publication of Common Sense; Declaration of Independence
Which of the following was not a feature of the Stamp Act crisis of 1765?
The Stamp Act was passed by the Stamp Act Congress as a way to subvert the power of Parliament to tax the colonies.
Which of the following was not a feature of the 1774 Intolerable Acts?
the repression of Catholicism in the colonies
Which of the following does not help explain the electrifying impact of Thomas Paine's Common Sense?
an insistence that America stood ready to supplant Britain as the world's supreme imperial power
Which of the following was not a source of misgivings in the colonies over the prospect of a complete break with Britain?
fear that England's withdrawal from North America would leave the former colonies open to frontier conflict with the Spanish
Which of the following was not a part of the balance of power between the British and American forces during the Revolution?
The British public was ambivalent over a war to retain the colonies; the American public was united behind a war for independence.
British success in the Seven Years' War contributed to the making of the American Revolution because:
the British raised taxes to pay for the debt it incurred during the war.
Which of the following was not a British law forbidding colonial manufacture?
the Molasses Act of 1733
When colonists insisted that because they were not represented in Parliament they could not be taxed by the British government, the British replied that they were represented by:
The British imposed a direct tax (also called an "internal tax") for the first time on colonists with the:
What did the Sugar Act of 1764 that so vexed the colonists due to the already existing tax on molasses imported from the French West Indies?
It decreased it.
Which was not a consequence of the 1765 Stamp Act?
Postal service was restricted to only those willing to obey the law
Committees of Correspondence in the colonies during the 1760s:
were a group of colonial elites who exchanged ideas and information about resistance to the Sugar, Currency, and Stamp Acts.
Sons of Liberty (1765) were said to oppose "every limitation of trade and duty on it." In this context, define "duty":
What did the 1766 Declaratory Act declare?
that Parliament had the power to pass laws for the colonies "in all cases whatever"
The Carolina "Regulators" of the mid-1760s were:
a group of wealthy residents of the back country who protested the lack of courts and lack of representation in the colonial governance
The Daughters of Liberty were:
women who spun and wove cloth during the 1768 Townshend Duties boycott.
Which was not part of the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770?
It witnessed tea thrown into Boston Harbor and an Indian massacre.
Following the Boston Tea Party, Parliament imposed restrictions on Massachusetts that included closing the port of Boston, curtailing town meetings, and allowing soldiers to be lodged in people's houses. These restrictions were called:
Coercive or Intolerable Acts
Thomas Paine's January 1776 pamphlet Common Sense argued all of the following except:
It was common sense that in the struggle for independence, the slaves to whom Lord Dunmore offered freedom ought to be freed.
The idea that the United States has a special mission to serve as a symbol of freedom, a refuge from tyranny, and a model for the world is called by historians:
In September 1780, the able American commander ____________ turned traitor to the American cause and almost turned West Point over to the British.
Who engraved the image of the Boston Massacre which became one of the most influential pieces of political propaganda of the Revolutionary Era?
Which of the founding fathers argued that Parliament had no right to authorize the Writs of Assistance to combat smuggling?
Who was appointed the military commander of the army during the Second Continental Congress?