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In August 1776, General Washington had 28,000 men under his command. By December he had:


Thomas Paine's The American Crisis:

writes in Valley Fort; to inspire colonist

On Christmas night 1776, Washington crossed the Delaware to defeat the:

Hessian Force

Americans won a tremendous victory in October 1777 with the surrender at Saratoga of:

General Burgoyne

The War in the South Was characterized by: (Mark B)

Mark B

The American victory at Yorktown would have been impossible without:

the French victory at Battle of the Capes

Which of the following was NOT a power of the national government under the Articles of Confederation?

Can't collect taxes

During the the period of Revolution, a slave might gain his freedom:

by joining the American forces

Abigail Adam's appeal to her husband John to "remember the ladies"

writes for women; he could not help and laughed

Which of the following gave the Confederation government the most trouble?


The Newburgh Conspiracy involved:

The officers of the Continental Army had long gone without pay, and they met in Newburgh, New York to address Congress about their pay. Unfortunately, the American government had little money after the Revolutionary War. They also considered staging a coup and seizing control of the new government, but the plotting ceased when George Washington refused to support the plan.

The 640-acre sections created in the Northwest:

Towns in the territory were to be divided into 36 1-square-mile lots of 640 acres, to be sold at $1 per acre.

The Northwest Ordinance of 1787:

Outlaws slavery in Northern territories

Shay's Rebellion broke out in:


The Annapolis Convention of 1786:

Shae's rebellion to fix finances

Madison's Virginia plan:

proposed a bicameral legislature act

The Constitution was to be considered ratified as soon as it had been approved by:

half of the colonies/9 out of 13 states

Most of the Federalist papers were written by:

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.

Federalist paper number 10 explains how the republic can:

large republic would be a better guard against those dangers than smaller republics.

The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution:

Powers not given to government but given to the states and people.

In regard to state debts, Hamilton proposed that:

suggested funding the debt by selling government bonds, and further proposed that state debts be assumed by the national government.

Washington's farewell address

He warned against the dangers of political parties and foreign alliances.

The Alien Act of 1798:

restrictions on foreign-born Americans.

Just before he left office, Adams:

he made the mid-night appointments which led to Marbury v. martin

Who said, "We are all Republicans-we are all Federalist"?

Thomas Jefferson

In the case of Marbury v. Madison, the supreme court:

can determine if a law is constitutional

The Louisiana Purchase was made possible by:


The Louisiana Purchase was a problem for Jefferson because:

it violated the Constitution

Jefferson sent Lewis and Clark to:

northwest passage to map the Missouri River

The British invasion of the mid-Atlantic coast in 1814 resulted in:

The Battle of North Point proved crucial in ending an almost two year long venture of British raiding operations

The British defeat at New Orleans is best explained as:

British attacked by heavy defended postition

The Treaty of Ghent:

ended the War of 1812

The Missouri Compromise stipulated that in the rest of the Louisiana Purchase north of 36 30?

balanced slave states

The Monroe Doctrine:

European powers can't be involved in South America

Andrew Jackson:

was elected U.S. senate in 1797

The "corrupt bargain" in the election of 1824 referred to:

The Constitution dictates that the House of Representatives would then have its own presidential election

In this new political era, Jackson had a tremendous advantage because of his:

people's president

In response to South Carolina's tariff nullification, Jackson:

Jackson wrote a letter saying that he was born at an uncle's plantation in Lancaster County, South Carolina.

The Indian Removal Act of 1830:

the Native Americans east of the Mississippi were forced to move to west of the Mississippi.

The Trail of Tears resulted in:

many Indians dieing

The Cotton gin:

separates seeds from fiber

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842 settled a U.S.-British dispute over:

boundary between US/Canada

The Plains Indians encountered by Americans migrating westward:

buffalo and horses

The republic of Texas

became a state in 1848

The phrase "fifty-four forty or fight!' referred to:

refers to a dispute between the United States and Great Britain over Oregon Country

Read more:

The Mexican War erupted when:

Mexican and U.S. troops clashed north of the Rio Grande

The Southern belief that "cotton is king"

its very important

What portion of the South's white families owned slaves?

the wealthier families

Free blacks in the south:

couldn't vote or travel

The idea of popular sovereignty:

votes go to people

The Compromise of 1850:

lets popularity decide

Kansas-Nebraska Act

1854 - Created Nebraska and Kansas as states and gave the people in those territories the right to chose to be a free or slave state through popular sovereignty.

Dred Scott sued for his freedom because:

he had lived with his master Dr. John Emerson in states and territories where slavery was illegal

In its decision Dead Scott v. Sandford, the supreme court:

people of African descent brought into the United States and held as slaves

John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was intended to:

give them the slaves

In his inaugural speech, Lincoln:

repeated his commitment not to interfere with slavery where it already existed

Robert E. Lee joined the confederates because he:

felt he could not lead the Federal army into his home state

Read more:

The 54th Massachusetts Regiment

first black Regiment

The Battle of Gettysburg occurred in:

Pennsylvania. during the 1-3 of July, 1863.

More than any other general, William T. Sherman recognized:

he had to stop people/economy to end the war

At Appomattox Court House:

Lee surrenders N. Virginia (mark D)

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