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American History Revolution pt. 1

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Who was considered \”the first martyr\” of the American Revolution?
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Crispus Attucks
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What two European powers allied with the Americans in the War for Independence?
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France and Spain
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What did the 1766 Declaratory Act declare?
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that Parliament had the power to pass laws for the colonies \”in all cases whatever\”
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British success in the Seven Years’ War contributed to the making of the American Revolution because:
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the British raised taxes to pay for the debt it incurred during the war
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During the War for Independence, 5 percent of U.S. males aged sixteen to forty-five died.
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True
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Following the Boston Tea Party, Parliament imposed restrictions on Massachusetts that included closing the port of Boston, curtailing town meetings, and allowing soldiers to be lodged in people’s houses. These restrictions were called:
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Coercive or Intolerable Acts.
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The tactics of American resistance to British colonial policy from the mid-1760s through the mid-1770s included:
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speeches and pamphlets challenging Britain’s right to tax its colonial subjects,mass demonstrations in the port towns.,boycotts on the importation of British goods.
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Who was not a member of the American delegation that negotiated the Treaty of Paris?
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Samuel Adams
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Which was not a consequence of the 1765 Stamp Act?
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Postal service was restricted to only those willing to obey the law.
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Who was appointed the military commander of the army during the Second Continental Congress?
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George Washington
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Thomas Paine’s January 1776 pamphlet Common Sense argued all of the following except:
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It was common sense that in the struggle for independence, the slaves to whom Lord Dunmore offered freedom ought to be freed.
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In the 1760s, \”liberty\” became the foremost slogan of colonial resistance.
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True
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The Tea Act raised the price of British tea in the colonies.
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False
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The American Declaration of Independence has been an inspirational political document for peoples around the world.
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True
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The Coercive Acts were known as the Abominable Acts in the colonies.
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False
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Sons of Liberty (1765) were said to oppose \”every limitation of trade and duty on it.\” In this context, define \”duty.\”
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tax
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The idea that the United States has a special mission to serve as a symbol of freedom, a refuge from tyranny, and a model for the world is called by historians:
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American exceptionalism.
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By \”unalienable rights\” Thomas Jefferson meant rights so basic that no government could take them away.
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True
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By the time of the Stamp Act crisis, \”natural rights\” had eclipsed the \”rights of freeborn Englishmen\” in the language of colonial protest.
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False
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The British imposed a direct tax (also called an \”internal tax\”) for the first time on colonists with the:
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Stamp Act
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Which of the following was not a British law forbidding colonial manufacture?
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the Molasses Act of 1733
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The two southern colonies that did not enroll free blacks and slaves to fight were:
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South Carolina and Georgia.
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Which of the following was not a part of the balance of power between the British and American forces during the Revolution?
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The British public was ambivalent over a war to retain the colonies; the American public was united behind a war for independence.
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In September 1780, the able American commander ____________ turned traitor to the American cause and almost turned West Point over to the British.
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Benedict Arnold
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More Americans than Frenchmen participated in George Washington’s decisive victory at Yorktown.
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False
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The Declaration of Independence:
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declared the United States independent of British rule.
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The Carolina \”Regulators\” of the mid-1760s were:
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a group of wealthy residents of the backcountry who protested the lack of courts and lack of representation in the colonial governance.
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By 1780, demoralization within the patriots’ ranks was widespread.
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True
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The 1764 Sugar Act provoked the colonists by increasing the tax on molasses imported into North America.
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False
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What did the Sugar Act of 1764 do that so vexed the colonists due to the already existing tax on molasses imported from the French West Indies?
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Decreased it
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When, on April 19, 1775, British soldiers marched from Boston to the nearby town of Concord to seize a cache of weapons, some forty-nine Americans and seventy-three British soldiers died in skirmishes.
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True
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\”Liberty\” was the foremost popular rallying cry in the Age of Revolution that began in British North America and spread to Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
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True
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By late 1774, colonial Committees of Safety had begun transferring effective power from established colonial governments (under British control) to grassroots bodies; by 1775, some 7,000 men were serving on local committees throughout the colonies.
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True
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Which was not part of the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770?
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It witnessed tea thrown into Boston Harbor and an Indian massacre.
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Which of the \”founding fathers\” argued that Parliament had no right to authorize the Writs of Assistance to combat smuggling?
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James Otis
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During the Revolution, the British took great care not to disrupt the lives of American civilians.
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False
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By substituting \”pursuit of happiness\” for \”property,\” Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence significantly broadened the American conception of freedom.
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True
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At the beginning of the war, George Washington refused to accept black recruits.
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True
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Which of the following did the Stamp Act affect?
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newspapers
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Who won the Revolutionary War?
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Americans
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Some slaves gained their freedom by serving as soldiers during the Revolution.
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True
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Urban merchants had particular reservations about colonial boycotts of British goods.
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True
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Who engraved the image of the Boston Massacre that became one of the most influential pieces of political propaganda of the Revolutionary Era?
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Paul Revere
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The first battle of the war was very successful for George Washington.
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False
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Which of the following does not help explain the electrifying impact of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense?
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an insistence that America stood ready to supplant Britain as the world’s supreme imperial power
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The Daughters of Liberty were:
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women who spun and wove cloth during the 1768 Townshend Duties boycott.
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The final decisive victory in the War for Independence was:
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Cornwallis’s defeat at Yorktown.
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Committees of Correspondence in the colonies during the 1760s:
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were a group of colonial elites who exchanged ideas and information about resistance to the Sugar, Currency, and Stamp Acts.
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On October 17, 1777, the Americans scored an important victory against British forces at:
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Saratoga
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Which of the following series of events is listed in proper sequence?
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Boston Tea Party; Olive Branch Petition; publication of Common Sense; Declaration of Independence
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Opposition to the Stamp Act was the first great drama of the revolutionary era.
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True
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Which was not part of the Boston Tea Party?
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John Adams was sent to prison on December 17, 1773.
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The Stamp Act crisis was, in part, a battle to define and extend liberty in colonial America.
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True
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Which of the following was not a feature of the Stamp Act crisis of 1765?
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The Stamp Act was passed by the Stamp Act Congress as a way to subvert the power of Parliament to tax the colonies.
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When colonists insisted that because they were not represented in Parliament they could not be taxed by the British government, the British replied that they were represented by:
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virtual representation.
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As tensions between Britain and the colonies mounted, social conflict within the colonies faded.
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False
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The First Continental Congress met for:
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two months
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Which of the following was not a feature of the 1774 Intolerable Acts?
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the repression of Catholicism in the colonies
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Which of the following was not a source of misgivings in the colonies over the prospect of a complete break with Britain?
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fear that England’s withdrawal from North America would leave the former colonies open to frontier conflict with the Spanish
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During the 1760s, backcountry protesters in the Carolinas were known as:
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Regulators
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At Trenton, Washington staged a surprise attack on Hessian mercenaries in the service of the British.
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True