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______________ were people who were trained to be ready to fight at any moment.
The _________________ is the document that announced that America was breaking away from Great Britain.
The Bill of Rights
The Declaration of Independence
Leaders from different states met in Philadelphia in 1775 for the ______________________.
Committee's of Correspondence
Second Continental Congress
First Continental Congress
Sons of Liberty
A body of soldiers who did required military service was called
The group of leaders who helped establish the new American Nation are called the __________________.
Thomas Jefferson believed in equality, but he still had ___________.
After Thomas Jefferson completed his draft of the Declaration of Independence, delegates removed most discussion of _______________.
being loyal to the King
At beginning of the American Revolution, British troops fought against ___________________.
a strong army
hired foreign soldiers
militias and minuteman
Which of these ideas was in the Declaration of Independence?
All rights can be taken away.
Great Britain has ruled the colonies unfairly.
People should obey governments when if they are unfair.
Women and men are unequal.
Colonists rang bells and lit bonfires for the Declaration because they were
The main writer of the Declaration of Independence was
The booklet Common Sense persuaded American colonists to _________________.
forget about politics
ask for money from the British
remain loyal to Great Britain
The purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to __________________.
put an end to slavery
show the King how much they liked him.
ask the King for extra help in the colonies.
explain why the colonies should be free.
In this quote where do governments get their power?
"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
From the King
From the President
From the people
From the Founding Fathers
In the quote what are three rights the Declaration cannot take away?
"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."
money, clothes and cars
money, happiness and your house
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
family, friends and pets
In this quote what are the political bands the writers is referring to?
"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another."
the relationship between the colonies and Great Britain
the relationship between the Founding Fathers and the colonists
the relationship between the patriots and loyalists
the relationship between the minuteman and militia
In this quote when does the Declaration say the colonies would be independent?
" We solemnly publish and declare, That these United States are, and of right ought to be free and Independent States."
In a few months
When the King says they should be free
Right away or immediately
Who did the Second Continental Congress place in charge of the Continental Army?
Thomas Paine's pamphlet common sense was about...
People should realize Great Britain is good to the colonists.
People should rule themselves rather than be ruled by a King.
The King of Great Britain knows what is best for the colonists.
People should not own slaves.
What was the name of the military that was organized by the Second Continental Congress?