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STAAR FACTS 27-56

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27. What I a Democracy? A type of government that is run by the people, giving people the supreme power.
28. What happened at Lexington, Massachusetts? The first shots of the American Revolution were fired.
29. What is the significance of Concord, Massachusetts? It was the site of the first battle of the American Revolution.
30. Why is the Battle of Saratoga important? It was the turning point of the American Revolution.
31. What happened at Yorktown, Virginia? The British were defeated and it was the end of the American Revolution.
32. What is a tariff? A tax on goods brought into a country.
33. What is a protective tariff? A tax placed on goods from another country to protect the home industry.
34. What are Unalienable rights? Right that cannot be given up, taken away or transferred. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are some of those rights.
35. What is the Declaration of Independence? A document written by Thomas Jefferson, declaring the colonies independence from England .
36. What were the Articles of Confederation? The first American constitution. It was a very weak document that limited the power of the congress by giving the states the final authority of all decisions.
37. What did the Constitution of the United States do? Sets out the laws and principles of the government of the US.
38. What was significant about George Washingtons farewell address? It advised the United States to stay " neutral in its relations with other nations" and to avoid " entangling alliances "
39. What did the Treaty of Paris of 1763 do? It ended the French and Indian War and effectively kicked the French out of North America.
40. What did the Treaty of Paris of 1783 do? It ended the American Revolution and forced Britain to recognize the United States as an independent nation.
41. Who was James Armistead ? Former slave , and American patriot who worked as a spy for the Americans against the British .
42. Who was John Paul jones? American patriot and sea captain. Known as the father of the US navy. Attacked the British in and around Britain.
43. Who was Wentworth Cheswell? Was an African American teacher, patriot, American Revolutionary War veteran, assessor , auditor , first black landowner in New England .
44. Who is Bernardo de Gálvez? Gove her of the Spanish colony of Louisiana in 1777. When Spain entered the revolutionary war on the side of the American colonies , he helped fight the British in Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida..
45. Who is Haymaker Salomon? Was a polish born Jewish immigrant to America who played an important role in financing the Revolution.
46. Who was Sam Adams? Was a member of the sons of Liberty who started the committee of correspondence to stir public support for American independence.
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