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American Revolution Era
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Review key facts of the American Revolution
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What did English law prohibited the colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains?
Proclamation Act of 1763
What is salutary neglect?
Policy by which England left the colonies alone to rule themselves
Why did England begin taxing the colonies?
To pay for the debt acquired from the French & Indian War
What cause of the American Revolution is considered to be an example of civil disobedience?
Boston Tea Party
How did England respond to the Boston Tea Party?
They issued the Coercive (Intolerable Acts)
What are the 3 unalienable rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence?
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
What act placed a tax on sugar and molasses?
What act required colonists to house and feed British troops?
What event occurred on March 5, 1770 and resulted in the death of 5 colonists including Crispus Attucks?
What act placed a tax on paint, lead, paper and tea?
What were the first battles of the American Revolution?
Lexington & Concord
What pamphlet persuaded colonists to support independence from England? Who wrote it?
Common Sense written by Thomas Paine
Who was Samuel Adams?
A patriot who was the leader and founder of the Sons of Liberty
Who was the main author of the Declaration of Independence?
Who was the patriot speaker famous for giving the speech "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"?
What battle is known as the turning point because the American victory resulted in the formation of an alliance with France?
Who wrote Common Sense and the Crisis?
Which patriot was an inventor and scientist who helped to secure an alliance with France?
Who was the commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution?
What is Abigail Adams remembered for?
She said "Remember the ladies" in a letter to her husband asking for women's rights
Who was the French volunteer who helped the Continental Army?
Marquis de Lafayette
What is a boycott?
When you refuse to buy
What term did colonists use to refer to the British economic policies following the French and Indian war?
Taxation without representation
Which patriot took a midnight ride to warn the citizens at Lexington & Concord that British troops were on their way?
What is a militia?
an army of citizens who serve as soldiers in an emergency
What was the First Continental Congress?
A meeting of the colonies in Philadelphia to discuss a response to the Intolerable Acts?
What document did the Continental Congress send to Britain in an attempt at peace?
The Olive Branch Petition
What was the last battle of the American Revolution?
What were some of the causes of the American Revolution? Give at least 4
taxation without representation, Quartering Act, Proclamation Act, lack of representation in Parliament, Boston Massacre, mercantilism, Intolerable Acts,
What treaty ended the American Revolution?
Treaty of Paris 1783
Who was the first person killed during the Boston Massacre?
Who was the king of England during the American Revolution?
Where did the Continental Army endure a difficult winter and received valuable training?
What are members of a militia who were ready to fight within a minute's notice known as?
What is the significance of the date July 4, 1776?
the 13 colonies announce their independence from England
What is a grievance?
What is an unalienable right?
a natural right that you are born with that cannot be taken away
What is a tyrant?
a cruel or unjust ruler who abuses their power (ex. King George III)
What is a delegate?
a person chosen or elected to vote or act for others
Who was John Hancock?
The president of the Second Continental Congress and first signer of the Declaration of Independence
In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "consent of the governed". What does it refer to?
That the power of the government comes from the people
According to the Declaration of Independence when can the people rebel against the government?
When the government becomes destructive
What Englishmen's views did Jefferson borrow to include in the Declaration of Independence?
John Locke's views of natural rights
What are writs of assistance?
Legal documents that allowed customs officers to search for smuggled goods
What organizations circulated petitions and kept the colonies informed about British actions?
The committees of correspondence
What is a loyalist?
colonists who supported the British and the king during the American Revolution
What is a patriot?
Colonists who supported independence from England
What were some actions taken by the Second Continental Congress?
organized the Continental Army, appointed George Washington as commander, wrote Declaration of Independence, sent Olive Branch Petition
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