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The colonists called
the Albany Congress to encourage unity.
Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie was known
for his defeat of the French at Quebec.
The French and Indian
War was the final colonial war between France and
From their beginning, the Navigation
Acts were strictly enforced.
The shortage of money
in the colonies forced the colonists to use a system of
First Continental Congress
Which of the following permitted the English to search
The writs of assistance.
The Treaty of Paris of 1763 returned:
Lord Grenville's program included the
The man who said "If this be treason, make the most of
Why did England pass the Intolerable Acts?
To punish Boston for the Tea Party
Why did the Sons of Liberty boycott English goods?
They were protesting the Stamp Act.
The idea that the power of a country is measured in terms of its gold and silver is called:
The First Continental Congress drew up a Declaration of
Rights and Greivances
Who was the Boston lawyer who opposed the writs of assistance?
What was the purpose of the Townshend Program?
pass taxes to pay the salaries of those enforcing the law
The Revolution was
not caused so much by the acts of the British government asby their attitudes.
Identify the four reasons why the Navigation Acts were not initially enforced by
England was at war with France and wanted the
loyalty of the colonies.
A struggle was going on between the king of
England and Parliament.
Growing trade with the colonies gave more profits
to the British.
A great distance separated England and the
The arrest of two men resulted in the rides of Paul Revere
and William Dawes. Which two men were arrested?
Samuel Adams, and John Hancock.
What was a main aim of the First Continental Congress?
To have the Intolerable Acts revoked.
If the British had accepted the Olive Branch Petition,
the Revolutionary War might have been averted
Although the colonial army lacked equipment and money at the beginning of the war, Congress
could levy taxes, which would alleviate the problem.
The British general at the Battle of
Bunker Hill was Horatio Gates.
Patriots not only backed England's
actions, they also aided the British army by giving them food
The victory at Trenton was important
because it caused France to sign a treaty with America that
would provide the aid America so desperately needed.
The British attempt
to cut New England off from the rest of the colonies failed
when Burgoyne surrendered his army at Saratoga.
Lord Grenville's program included the
The first direct tax levied
by England on the colonists was the stamp tax.
The Intolerable Acts
were aimed at punishing Boston for its infamous Tea
The Second Continental Congress:
provisions for a Continental Army with George Washington as
"Declaration of Causes of Necessity of Taking up Arms"endorsed the
Olive Branch Petition
Two characteristics of the Declaration of Independence include:
expressed the idea that all men are created equal
and are born with certain rights that no government can take
from themwas adopted on July 4, 1776
America's victory in the Revolutionary War was made more
probable for the following four factors:
because George Washington was an excellent
through money, supplies, soldiers, and ships that
were presented through foreign aid from France
because of serious blunders on the part of the
because the colonists were courageous in fighting
for a cause in which they believed
Two characteristics of the Committees of Correspondence included:
were formed to encourage communication among the colonies
used fast riders to send news
The Proclamation Act of 1763:
closed the land west of the Allegheny Mountains to Settlers.
What were two disadvantages the colonies faced in starting
a war with England?
Lack of money and equipment
lack of organization
What were two advantages England had in fighting a war in
Well trained soldiers
Money and equipment
In which of the following places did the British commander Cornwallis surrender?
The colonist who convinced the French to aid the colonies
Certain rights were not given by the government but that men were born with them is stated in the:
Declaration of Independence
"If this be treason, make the most of it," was said by: