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What two battles were the beginning of the American Revolution
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
What was a saying used by Americans around the time of the Revolutionary War?
"No taxation without representation"
What was important to the development of the U.S. because it led to the replacement of the Articles of Confederation?
Constitutional Convention of 1787
Which amendment to the US constitution holds that Congress cannot act against the freedom of religion. It was added to protect people from the control of the government.
The First Amendment
what was signed in 1783 to end the American Revolution?
The Treaty of Paris
Who did the signing of the US Constitution in 1787 have a big effect on?
African American slaves because it helped maintain slavery
What are the first words of the US constitution?
"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union..."
A document that says the US government cannot make laws to limit freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
The Bill of Rights
"We hold these truths to be self-evident (clear), that all men are created equal,...." is a statement from what document?
The Declaration of Independence
"All persons held as slaves...are henceforward shall be free" is part of what document?
Abraham Lincoln's famous speech-the Gettysburg Address-started off with what words?
"We are highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain"
During the American Revolution, why did the colonists fight for freedom from Great Britain?
Because Great Britain refused to give the colonists a vote in Great Britain's government.
During the American Revolution, what did the popular flag look like that the colonists used to show that they wanted to help control their government?
A snake with the words "Don't Tread On Me"
Describe what happened during the Boston Tea Party
Explain why the Declaration of Independence was written.
Describe why the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, was a major event in world history.