Social Studies Chapter 9 Test Lesson 1
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Why was Thomas Paine important to the Patriots' cause?
He wrote the pamphlet "Common Sense" which questioned the King.
What was Richard Henry Lee's resolution?
The resolution said that the colonies are united and are free and independent States.
Who was the primary writer of the Declaration of Independence?
When was it approved?
July 4, 1776
What is included in each section?
- Preamble (the first part of the introduction): stated why the Declaration was needed.
- Second part: described the colonists' main ideas about government.
- Third part: (largest part) Listed the colonists' grievances (complaints) against the British king and Parliament.
Who signed the Declaration first?
Who led committee to write the plan of government?
John Dickenson, of Pennsylvania
What was the new nation called?
Confederation of the United States of America
How were the states represented in the new government?
Leaders elected by voters from each state chose representatives to a national legislature called the Congress of the Confederation.
Congress served as the government of the United States.
What was the first constitution called?
Articles of Confederation
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