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History Facts #11-20

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________ was an inventor, statesman, diplomat, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He was responsible for convincing Louis XVI of France to support America during the Revolution. Benjamin Franklin
The _______ was the turning point of the American Revolution as it gave France a reason to enter the war against Britain. Battle of Saratoga
The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the American Revolution as it gave _________ a reason to enter the war against Britain. France
The British defeat at ______ by George Washington's troops signaled the end of the American Revolution. (Cornwallis-British General) Yorktown, Virginia
The British defeat at Yorktown, Virginia by George Washington's troops signaled the end of the American Revolution. (__________-British General) Cornwallis
The _______ ended the American Revolution and forced Britain to recognize the United States as an independent nation. Treaty of Paris 1783
_______is considered to be the "Father of the Constitution". James Madison
The _________ was written in 1787. The Constitution of the United States sets out the laws and principles of the government of the United States. Constitution of the United States
The Constitution of the United States was written in 1787. The Constitution of the United States ________________ of the government of the United States. laws and principles of the government
A _________ is a form of government that is run for and by the people, giving the people supreme power. democracy
____________ is a system of government in which voters elect representatives to make laws for them. Representative government
A _____ is a nation in which voters choose representatives to govern them. republic
______is the freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with minimal government regulation. Free enterprise
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