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History Ch 5 T/F

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The beginning of hostilities in 1775 found the colonies generally unprepared for war
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The declaration of independence borrowed heavily from previously written colonial documents
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One effect the Declaration of independence had was individual colonies were motivated to reconstitute themselves as states
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Following Lexington and Concord, it is safe to say that most americans now saw that they were fighting for independence from great britain
false
To tom paine it made common sense to break from parliament, but not from the king
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In composing the declaration of independence, thomas jefferson borrowed heavily from the political theories of thomas hobbes
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Both congress, under the articles of confederation, and the various state legislatures had the power to tax individual americans
false
when george washington took command of the continental army, he did not have a great deal of public confidence
true
the battle of saratoga (1777) was both a turning point in the revolutionary war and a victory for the colonists.
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during the revolutionary war the iroquois confederacy was united in its allegiance to great britian
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the US never negotiated a formal alliance with france during the revolutionary war
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france was an american ally during the revolutionary war, but it did not provide the americans with significant amounts of money or munitions
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loyalist sentiment was thought to be stronger in the south than in the north
true
Cornwallis's defeat at yorktown led not only to the resignation of lord north as prime minister, but to public outcries in england against continuing the war
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the americans violated their alliance with france by negotiating a peace with great britain without informing the french
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few loyalists were so disaffected as to leave the US as a result of their opposition to the revolutionary war
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the influence of the anglican church in the US was strengthened as a result of the revolutionary war
true
both american baptists and catholics tended to support the patriot cause during the revolutionary war
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for some african americans, the revolution meant an increased exposure to the concept of liberty
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by the end of the war, the position of natives in and near the US had been strengthened by their support of the patriot cause
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the revolutionary war increased already deep internal divisions among native american tribes
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women, sometimes by choice, but more often by necessity, flocked to the camps of the patriot amries during the revolutionary war
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the american revolution did little to change the legal status of american women
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under english common law, a single woman had greater legal rights than a married woman
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the general assumptions of american republicanism were modeled after french thinkers
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the republican concept of equality included the belief that not all people would live equally
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new state constitutions drafted during the war sought to expand the power of the executive
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every new state constitution prevented the state's governor from holding a seat in the state legislature
false
when the US began as a nation, most citizens were independent property holders
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only a few of the new state constitutions provided for a 2 house legislature
true
in 1780, massachusetts began a trend by expanding the power of the state's governor
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thomas jefferson had deep moral misgivings about slavery, but he could not envision any alternative to it
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the articles of confederation provided for a separate judiciary, but had no separate executive
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the articles of confederation could not be amended until all 13 state legislatures approved
true
throughout the 1780s, the british government refused to send a diplomatic minister to america
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in the mid 1780s, southern states decided to go along with surrendering control of the mississippi river in exchange for trade concessions
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the ordinances of 1784 and 1785 were more favorable to settlers than to land speculators
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the northwest ordinance guaranteed freedom of religion and banned slavery
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the precise rectangular grid pattern imposed on the northwest territory became the national model fro all subsequent federal land policies
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violence between indians and whites on the northwest frontier largely subsided following the establishment of the constitution of 1787
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like bacons rebellion, shay's rebellion occured in virginia
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shay's rebellion was such a failure that it lessened the sense of need for a new federal constitution