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Why did some African Americans side with the colonists during the Revolutionary War?
They believed that the new government intended to outlaw slavery in all of the new states.
They believed that the new government would extend the rights they fought for to African Americans.
They believed that the new government would allow African Americans to form an independent country.
They believed that the new government intended to give African American soldiers land taken from Loyalists.
During the Revolutionary War, what were the duties of "camp followers," women who lived in military encampments?
They acted as nurses, tending to the sick and wounded.
They acted as soldiers, fighting in women's brigades on the front lines.
They acted as gunsmiths, cleaning and repairing firearms
They acted as scouts, monitoring and reporting on enemy movements
What was one of the MOST important factors when American Indians decided which side to support during the American Revolution?
which side was more likely to give them citizenship
which side was more likely to trade fairly with them
which side was less likely to attack their French allies
which side was less likely to expand colonial territories
The French officer in the painting helped the United States by fighting with the Continental Army and securing supplies and troops from France. Who is pictured next to General George Washington?
Baron von Steuben
Marquis de LaFayette
Look at the painting of the Siege of Yorktown, how did other countries contribute to the outcome of this battle between the United States and Great Britain?
French ships prevented US ships from reinforcing or supplying US ground troops, leading to a British victory.
French ships prevented British ships from reinforcing or supplying British ground troops, leading to a US victory.
Spanish ships prevented British ships from reinforcing or supplying British ground troops, leading to a US victory.
Spanish ships prevented US ships from reinforcing or supplying US ground troops, leading to a British victory.
Look at the diagram, what principle, which influenced the Declaration of Independence, does this diagram represent?
Rule of law
Separation of powers
Which country provided the support the United States needed to overcome its disadvantages in the American Revolution?
How did many women support the Continental Army during the American Revolution?
They served as reserve combat troops and were trained to defend the colonies from invasion.
They took over manufacturing jobs that were previously filled by men now serving in the army.
They worked undercover as servants to British officers so that they could gather useful information
They produced uniforms, blankets, and other goods that could no longer be acquired from Britain.
Before which winter battle did George Washington and his troops cross the Delaware River in order to attack Hessian mercenaries?
the Battle of Cowpens
the Battle of Saratoga
the Battle of Trenton
the Battle of Yorktown
How were American Indians treated during the negotiations that formally ended the American Revolution?
Both allies of the British and allies of the United States were allowed to keep their territory.
Both allies of the British and allies of the United States were forced to give up their territory.
Allies of the British were allowed to keep their land, while allies of the United States lost their land.
Allies of the United States were allowed to keep their land, while allies of the British lost their land.
What is one reason, expressed in the Declaration of Independence, that the colonies declared their independence from Great Britain?
The British failed to protect loyal colonists from revolutionaries during Shays' Rebellion.
The British caused the colonial economy to suffer by refusing to trade with the colonists.
The British taxed the colonists even though colonists were not represented in Parliament.
The British did not send troops to support colonial militias during the French and Indian War.
Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
Which natural feature was the western boundary of the United States after the signing of the 1783 Treaty of Paris?
British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered to Continental forces following which battle?
Battle of Saratoga
Siege of Yorktown
Landing at Kip's Bay
Battle of Kings Mountain
Which Revolutionary War battle caused the French to openly join the United States in the war against Great Britain?
Battle of Saratoga
Battle of Monmouth
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Kings Mountain
During the American Revolution, for what was General Charles Cornwallis BEST known?
the brutal tactics he used to decrease morale among the colonial subjects
gaining more territory for Great Britain than any contemporary military leader
employing a scorched earth tactic as he led his army through the Georgia Colony
pushing for and leading British expeditions to take control of the Southern Colonies
General George Washington decided to fall back and make camp at Valley Forge rather than give in to the demands of
the Continental Congress and attempt to liberate Philadelphia from the British.
Governor George Clinton and attempt to liberate New York City from the British.
Baron Von Steuben and join the Hessian soldiers outnumbered at Yorktown.
the committees of correspondence and join the French forces outnumbered at Yorktown.
What was the purpose of General George Washington's famous crossing of the Delaware River?
to retreat from a British advance force and regroup with the main army
to meet up with recently arrived French forces and plan the next battle
to surprise the Hessian Forces and gain momentum for the Continental Army
to test a new type of ship that had been commissioned by the Continental Navy
Which Founding Father was credited for insisting that the United States employ a regular national army rather than only state militias?
Which of these played a role in the decision of the Second Continental Congress to declare independence from Great Britain?
the end of the Intolerable Acts
colonial victories at Saratoga and New York
George III's rejection of the Olive Branch Petition
George Washington's acceptance as head of the Army
A list including: life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness would be best titled as:
'The Bill of Rights'
'The First Amendment'
In the Declaration of Independence, whom did the Americans indict for "repeated injuries and usurpations"?
King George III, because of the crown's apparent intention to establish despotism
Parliament, because of the oppressive legislation that it had passed over ten years
British merchants, because their drive for personal profits had caused them to ignore the greater good of the empire
The king's ministers, because they had refused to compromise and had turned the king and Parliament against the colonies
The Declaration of Independence and the "Social Contract Theory" both arose from which philosophical movement?
Both John Locke and Thomas Jefferson wrote about the natural rights of man. In what document are these "unalienable rights" specifically mentioned?
the Bill of Rights
the Mayflower Compact
the Preamble to the Constitution
the Declaration of Independence
The British surrendered to the Continental Army in 1781 following
the Boston Massacre
the Battle of Yorktown.
the Battle of Saratoga
the Battle of Lexington.
Why did many slaves and freedmen ally themselves with the British cause during the American Revolution?
They believed the colonists were disloyal to the Crown and chose to fight for continued British control.
They hoped Great Britain would make them British citizens if they agreed to fight against colonial independence.
They believed their own freedom from slavery was of higher priority than the colonies' independence from Britain.
They immigrated from Great Britain and felt they would be betraying their homeland if they fought against Great Britain.
The Marquis de Lafayette is best known for his involvement in which event
giving away secrets to the Germans in World War II.
his role in the XYZ Affair with the French government.
fighting for the United States in the American Revolution.
leading the French Resistance to aid American pilots in World War II.
The Treaty of Paris of 1783
ended French colonial holdings in North America.
eventually became a major cause of the Mexican War
granted the United States independence from England.
ensured Loyalists would not be compensated for their lands.
As a result of the Treaty of Paris of 1783, control of the Florida Territory was given to what country?
the United States
Which is the BEST explanation of how American and French forces used the physical geography of the area to their advantage in the Siege of Yorktown?
The American and French troops made a successful charge on the British, who entrenched on the high ground of the battlefield.
They pinned the British against the York River and waited for it to ice over in the winter, preventing the British from being resupplied.
The Americans hired Indian scouts for their knowledge of the terrain and the fact that they knew shortcuts for attacking the British positions.
The American troops surrounded the British lines and began to attack them, while the French Navy blocked any chance for their escape by blockading the York River.
The assistance of the French was given to the American Continental Army after which battle in the Revolutionary War?
Lord Charles Cornwallis role in the American Revolution is significant because
he successfully defeated Washington outside of New York City
led the British invasion of the colonies by way of the Canada territory
he abandoned the British Army and declared his allegiance to the Colonial Army.
his invasion of Virginia eventually led to his being trapped in 1781 at the battle of Yorktown.
Which of these was the GREATEST contribution of Prussian military expert Baron von Steuben to the American war effort?
He secured much-needed supplies from Prussia.
He trained the Continental Army at Valley Forge.
He donated large sums of money to the colonists.
He led a group of soldiers at the Battle of Saratoga
Where did Washington and his troops winter and train during the 1777-78 winter months?
Lexington and Concord were the first battles in what war?
Seven Years' War