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Unit 3

People/Battles/Miscellaneous of American Revolution

Who was an early advocate for women's rights and encouraged her husband to "remember the ladies?" Abigail Adams
What was the final battle of the revolution? Battle of Yorktown
Who was the Polish immigrant who was sentenced to death by the British for spying but escaped with the help of the Sons of Liberty? Haym Salomon
What were the five problems with the Articles of Confederation? Weak central government, no gold/money, boundary/border disputes, quarreling states, no respect from other naitons
What did Shays' Rebellion contribute to? Restructuring of the federal government
"We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Declaration of Independence
What was the first battle of the Revolution and is also known as the "shot heard round the world?" Battles of Lexington and Concord
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson
What was the purpose of the Northwest Ordinance? Set up laws for the NW territory, set up a process for how new states could enter the nation
What is a patriot? Someone who supported the colonies independence from England
Which battle was the turning point of the American Revolution? Why? Battle of Saratoga; French joined the war
Which agreement officially recognized the U.S. as a country and set the boundaries of the new nation? Treaty of Paris, 1783
Who was the African American patriot leader who warned people of New Hampshire of British advancements? Hint: became the first black man elected to a political position in the U.S. Wentworth Cheswell
Who was the French aristocrat who volunteered to help the patriots and served without pay because he believed in what the patriots were fighting for? Marquis de Lafayette
Who was the American naval hero of the Revolution who said, "I have not yet begun to fight." John Paul Jones
What was the biggest problem with the Articles of Confederation? Weak central government
Which country was the main ally of the colonists during the Revolution? France
Who was the Spanish governor of Louisiana who helped the patriots by driving British troops from the Gulf Coast? Bernardo de Galvez
Who was the leader of the continental Army? George Washington
What is Shays' Rebellion? A rebellion of farmers in Massachusetts; the federal government had no power under the Articles of confederation to stop it
What are unalienable rights? Rights that cannot be taken away
George Washington and his men spent a brutal winter here without shoes, supplies, and food. Washington inspired his men to keep fighting by reading The Crisis. Winter at Valley Forge
Who was the first female patriot who anonymously published written works during the 1770's that criticized England? Mercy Otis Warren
Who was the former slave who worked for the patriots by supplying information on British troop movements and fave information on Lord Cornwallis to Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette. James Armistead
What was the United States first plan of government called? The Articles of Confederation
Who was the King of England during the American Revolution? King George III
Which document listed the grievances of the colonists against King George III? Declaration of Independence
What is a loyalist? Someone who remained loyal to the king during the American Revolution
Who went to France during the Revolution to try to help win support for the colonists? Benjamin Franklin
What are three examples of unalienable rights listed in the Declaration of Independence Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
What was the strength of the Articles of Confederation? The Northwest Ordinance
Which document was signed on July 4, 1776? Declaration of Independence
Created by: Ms. Mckenzie
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