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Gr 4 History Ch 10

Gr 4 History Ch 10 Comprehension Check Questions

QuestionAnswer
Who was king of England just before the War for Independence began? King George III
What was the Boston Massacre? a fight between angry colonists and British soldiers in which five Americans were killed
What was the Boston Tea Party? an act of protest by American colonists who threw British tea into Boston Harbor
Who were the Patriots? those American colonists who wanted to fight for independence from Britain
Who were the Loyalists or Tories? those American colonists who remained loyal to England
Who were the Minutemen? Massachusetts soldiers who got their name from a boast that they could be ready in a minute to fight the British
Who rode across the countryside, warning of a British attack? Paul Revere and William Dawes
Where id the first battle of the War for Independence take place? Lexington and Concord
Who was chosen to command the American army during the War for Independence? George Washington
Why was the Battle of Bunker Hill so important? It showed the British that the colonists would not be easy to defeat.
Who captured Fort Ticonderoga? Ethan Allen and the "Green Mountain Boys"
What were the Germans called who fought for England? Hessians
What important document was signed on July 4, 1776? the Declaration of Independence
Who was President of the Continental Congress when this important document was signed? John Hancock
In Philadelphia, what was used to call the people together for the reading of the Declaration of Independence? the Liberty Bell
What brave American patriot said, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country"? Nathan Hale
In what city did the Americans win an important victory at Christmastime, 1776? Trenton
What happened on June 14, 1777, the day now known as Flag Day? George Washington gave our new flag to Congress.
Created by: mbrennan262