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Unit 2

Causes/People of Revolution

QuestionAnswer
What did King George III plan to do to make the colonies profitable again? Raise taxes
Who wrote "Common Sense" and why? Thomas Paine to encourage Americans to support independence from Britain
Why did the colonists object to the Proclamation of 1763? They resented the limits it imposed on westward expansion
Who helped organize the Sons of Liberty and the Committees of Correspondence? Samuel Adams
Who was the former slave who was one of the victims of the Boston Massacre? Hint: first to die for freedom during the Revolution Crispus Attucks
Who represented the British soldiers in court after the Boston Massacre, was a member of the Sons of Liberty, and was also a diplomat? John Adams
What were the French and English fighting over during the French and Indian War? The Ohio River Valley
Instead of making money, the colonies began to cost money during the 1750's. What caused this? Hint: think of conflicts at that time The French and Indian War
What was the Stamp Act? A British tax for a stamp on legal papers, magazines, ads, newspapers, calendars, playing cards and other types of papers used throughout the colonies
What are the caused of the American Revolution? Taxes and loss of freedoms
Why didn't the colonists want to join together against the French? They were afraid of losing their power
What group organized protests and boycotts in an attempt to make the British government repeal the Stamp Act? Sons of Liberty
What were the British and American colonists points-of-view concerning the Stamp Act? British: saw it as necessary to help pay the debt from the French and Indian War Colonists: were angry and formed the Stamp Act Congress
What does the phrase "no taxation without representation" mean? The colonists didn't believe they should have to pay taxes because their opinions weren't represented in Parliament
Why did Benjamin Franklin want the colonists to join together in 1754? What was the name of his plan? To unite against the French; Albany Plan of Union
Which patriot was well-known for his speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses in which he said, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" Patrick Henry
What are the four provisions of the Intolerable Acts? The royal governor appointed almost all positions in the colonial government, banned town meetings, closed the port of Boston, allowed British troops to be housed by citizens
Which cause of the American Revolution was an act of civil disobedience? Boston Tea Party
Which even did Patriot leaders use as propaganda to gather support for independence? Boston Massacre
Created by: Ms. Mckenzie