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hen did the American Revolution begin? A) 1775 B) 1492 C) 1790 D) 1964 1775
ich one of the following was a main cause of the American Revolution? A) trade rivalries among the thirteen colonies B) a dispute over boundaries C) taxation without representation D) impressment of sailors taxation without representation
In 1775, what did the British issue that promised freedom to any slave who fought for the British? A) Treaty of Paris B) Lord Dunmore's Proclamation C) Navigation Acts D) Townshend Acts Lord Dunmore's Proclamation
What action did the colonists take that forced General Thomas Gage to send the Redcoats toward Lexington? A) They had accumulated an arsenal of weapons. B) They had attacked British customs officials. C) They had sunk a British ship off the coast of Rhode Island. D) They had destroyed a British fort near Boston. They had accumulated an arsenal of weapons.
Who rode to Lexington to warn the Patriots of the approaching British soldiers? A) John Adams and George Washington B) William Dawes and Paul Revere C) Nathanael Greene and Sam Adams D) "Light Horse" Henry Lee and Ben Franklin William Dawes and Paul Revere
"Listen my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. On the eighteenth of April in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year." —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" What war is referred to in the American poem from the 1800s? A) French and Indian War B) War of 1812 C) Civil War D) Revolutionary War Revolutionary War
Where did the first battle of the American Revolution take place? A) Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill) B) Boston C) Lexington D) Ticonderoga Lexington
Where did the first clash between the American minutemen and the British soldiers occur? A) Boston B) Bunker Hill C) Quebec D) Concord and Lexington Concord and Lexington
The local men became ready for the Revolution and, although still at their regular jobs, they promised to be ready to fight on a moment's notice. What did these local men call themselves? A) Insurgents B) Members of His Royal Service C) Minutemen D) Redcoats Minutemen
10) During the American Revolution, who were the farmers that were ready to fight the British at a moment's notice? A) Militia B) Vigilantes C) Minutemen D) Forty-niners Minutemen
Which one of the following battles occurred before the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776? A) Battle of Saratoga B) Battle of Bunker Hill C) Battle of Long Island D) Battle of Brandywine Battle of Bunker Hill
Who commanded the American forces at Bunker Hill? A) George Washington B) Paul Revere C) George Clinton D) William Prescott William Prescott
In what American colony did the Battle of Bunker Hill occur in 1775? A) Connecticut B) Massachusetts C) Maryland D) Pennsylvania Massachusetts
What was an important effect of the Battle of Bunker Hill? A) The English generals gained new respect for colonial forces. B) The Green Mountain Boys defeated a larger British army. C) The Patriots lost about half their troops. D) The colonists declared independence from monarchies. The English generals gained new respect for colonial forces.
What governing body attempted to function as a central government for the thirteen states between 1776 and 1781? A) state government of Massachusetts B) First Continental Congress C) House of Burgesses D) Second Continental Congress Second Continental Congress
What plan of government did the Second Continental Congress suggest? A) Articles of Confederation B) Albany Plan of Union C) Great Compact D) federal Constitution Articles of Confederation
What governing body introduced the Declaration of Independence to the thirteen colonies? A) Committees of Correspondence B) Sons of Liberty C) First Continental Congress D) Second Continental Congress Second Continental Congress
Who did the Second Continental Congress appoint as commander-in-chief? A) George Washington B) Nathan Hale C) Benedict Arnold D) Ethan Allen George Washington
How did the Continental Congress raise money for the American Revolution? A) by borrowing from British merchants B) by printing paper money C) by taxing the colonists D) by taxing the Indians by printing paper money
20) Which one of the following did the Second Continental Congress do to raise money for the American war effort? A) taxed incomes B) sold bonds C) sold Western lands D) ran lotteries sold bonds
The adoption of the Articles of Confederation by the thirteen states was delayed until 1781 by what state? A) New York B) Virginia C) Maryland D) Massachusetts Maryland
Maryland withheld its approval of the Articles of Confederation because of the dispute over A) the abolition of slavery B) payment of the national debt C) treatment of Loyalists D) Western land claims Western land claims
Who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense? A) Jonathan Edwards B) Thomas Jefferson C) Thomas Paine D) Benjamin Franklin Thomas Paine
Who wrote Common Sense in order to inspire American Patriots to rebel against British rule? A) Thomas Paine B) Thomas Jefferson C) John Hancock D) John Adams Thomas Paine
What pamphlet convinced colonists that independence from Great Britain was the best choice? A) The Crisis B) Albany Plan of Union C) Articles of Confederation D) Common Sense Common Sense
What Revolutionary Era leader gained fame as a writer, diplomat, and scientist? A) John Hancock B) Thomas Edison C) Benjamin Franklin D) Patrick Henry Benjamin Franklin
Which Revolutionary War song is connected with the history of New York State? A) Yankee Doodle B) Star-Spangled Banner C) Battle Hymn of the Republic D) When Johnny Comes Marching Home Yankee Doodle
What method did the British navy use to keep supplies from the rebelling colonies? A) boycotts B) blockades C) retreats D) embargoes blockades
Who presented the resolution which stated that the colonies were free and should end their allegiance to Britain? A) Horatio Gates B) Benjamin Franklin C) Thomas Paine D) Richard Henry Lee Richard Henry Lee
30) When was the Declaration of Independence written? A) 1620 B) 1776 C) 1609 D) 1789 1776
Which colonial leader was the chief author of the Declaration of Independence? A) James Madison B) Benjamin Franklin C) Thomas Jefferson D) Thomas Paine Thomas Jefferson
Which one of the following was included in the Declaration of Independence? A) a list of the ways the King of England had denied American rights B) an accusation of blame for the Revolutionary War on British merchants C) a plea for support in British Parliament D) a declaration that the rights of the small and large states were equal a list of the ways the King of England had denied American rights
The Declaration of Independence stated the reasons for the A) Constitutional Convention B) passage of the Stamp Act C) War for Independence D) Boston Massacre War for Independence
The Declaration of Independence declared that the colonies A) were no longer ruled by England B) wished to remain within the British Empire C) would rejoin the British Empire if given representation in Parliament D) would join the Spanish Empire were no longer ruled by England
What is a basic principle of the Declaration of Independence? A) The people do not have the right to rebel against a government. B) The government receives its power from the consent of the people. C) The government should have complete control and power over the people. D) The people cannot be trusted to govern themselves. The government receives its power from the consent of the people.
Which principle in the Declaration of Independence is most basic to a democratic political system? A) The interests of the ruling party must come first. B) Government should provide for the security of the people. C) The source of governmental authority is the consent of the people. D) Government must protect the right to private property. The source of governmental authority is the consent of the people.
A basic idea stated by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence is that A) America must have a constitutional convention B) people should always follow their government C) slavery must end in America D) the power to govern a nation comes from the people the power to govern a nation comes from the people
On what did the Declaration of Independence base its argument for freedom of the colonies? A) John Locke's contract theory of government B) Benjamin Franklin's theory of the colonial superiority C) the ideas of the Glorious Revolution D) the ideas of the Great Awakening John Locke's contract theory of government
Who argued that men have the natural right to life, liberty, and property? A) Jean-Jacques Rousseau B) John Locke C) Voltaire D) Edmund Burke John Locke
40) According to the Declaration of Independence, what is the definition of an inalienable right? A) a right that belongs only to native-born Americans B) a right that is only given to non-citizens, such as slaves C) a right that is awarded by the government D) a right that cannot be taken away by the government a right that cannot be taken away by the government
Which one of the following was not an inalienable right named by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence? A) pursuit of happiness B) liberty C) education D) life education
In the Declaration of Independence, it states that "...all men are created equal." What is the meaning of this phrase? A) Everyone is treated equally under the law. B) Equal work deserves equal pay. C) Everyone has the same educational opportunities. D) Everyone is born with the same abilities. Everyone is treated equally under the law.
In what document can the words, "...that all men are created equal" be found? A) Articles of Confederation B) Preamble to the Federal Constitution C) Emancipation Proclamation D) Declaration of Independence Declaration of Independence
...That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government,...." 26dbf473 - Page 6 44) The give quotation was a statement taken from the A) United States Constitution B) Fairwell Address of George Washington C) Articles of Confederation D) Declaration of independence Declaration of Independence
That, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that, ew government What idea is best supported by the given quotation? A) Revolution can be justified under certain circumstances. B) Government should not regulate people's activities. C) Government powers should not be restricted. D) There are some rights people should not have. Revolution can be justified under certain circumstances.
Which one of the following was a main concept stated in the Declaration of Independence? A) equal employment opportunity B) life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness C) right to vote D) right to a speedy trial life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
Which one of the following signers of the Declaration of Independence was from New York? A) John Hancock B) Philip Livingston C) Thomas Jefferson D) Richard Henry Lee Philip Livingston
Where is the original Declaration of Independence and the federal Constitution currently displayed? A) Smithsonian Museum B) Capitol Building C) National Archives Building D) Pentagon National Archives Building
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