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ms. w's american rev

American Revolution

Key philosophies in the Declaration of Independence were based upon ideas first expressed by ________________. European philosophers
According to the Declaration of Independence, people establish a government to protect their _______. rights
Life, liberty, and property are: unalienable rights
Unalienable rights are right that cannot be: taken away
Who does our government derive its power from? the people
People have a right and a duty to change a government that does what? violates their rights
Who was the king of Great Britain during the Revolutionary War era? King George III
Who said, "Give me liberty or give me death"? Patrick Henry
Who was the British general who surrendered at Yorktown? Lord Cornwallis
Who championed the cause of independence? John Adams
Who was a prominent member of the Continental Congress and help frame the Declaration of Independence? Benjamin Franklin
Who wrote poems and plays promoting independence? Phillis Wheatley
Benjamin Franklin helped gain support from which country during the American Revolution? France
Who was a Patriot who warned colonists of British arrival? Paul Revere
What event put the war into motion?(colonists were slaughtered) Boston Massacre
Paul Revere and ____________ led Patriots in throwing tea into the Boston Harbor as retaliation for the Boston Massacre and taxes. Samuel Adams
Delegates from all states but Georgia met to discuss independence at the ____________________. First Continental Congress
The "shot heard round the world" took place in which battle? Battle of Lexington and Concord
Lexington and Concord was the ________ armed conflict of the Revolutionary War. first
What happened on July 4, 1776? Approval of the Declaration of Independence
Who was the major author of the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson
This American victory was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Battle of Saratoga
This was the colonial victory that marked the end of the Revolutionary War. Battle of Yorktown
Who did Cornwallis surrender to at Yorktown? George Washington
What event marked British recognition of American Independence? Signing of the Treaty of Paris
Who was the commander of the Continental Army? George Washington
Strong _____________ was one colonial advantage during the American Revolution. leadership
One advantage the colonies had during the Revolutionary War was ___________ from France. support
Colonists' defense of their own land, principles, and ____________ were an advantage during the American Revolution. beliefs
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