U.S. History

  1. The colonists called
    the Albany Congress to encourage unity.
  2. Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie was known
    for his defeat of the French at Quebec.
  3. The French and Indian
    War was the final colonial war between France and
  4. From their beginning, the Navigation
    Acts were strictly enforced.
  5. The shortage of money
    in the colonies forced the colonists to use a system of
  6. First Continental Congress
  7. Which of the following permitted the English to search
    colonial homes:
    The writs of assistance.
  8. The Treaty of Paris of 1763 returned:
    • Martinique toFrance
    • Guadeloupe toFrance
    • Haiti toFrance
  9. Lord Grenville's program included the
    Quartering Act
  10. The man who said "If this be treason, make the most of
    it," was:
    Patrick Henry
  11. Why did England pass the Intolerable Acts?
    To punish Boston for the Tea Party
  12. Why did the Sons of Liberty boycott English goods?
    They were protesting the Stamp Act.
  13. The idea that the power of a country is measured in terms of its gold and silver is called:
  14. The First Continental Congress drew up a Declaration of
    Rights and Greivances
  15. Who was the Boston lawyer who opposed the writs of assistance?
    James Otis
  16. What was the purpose of the Townshend Program?
    pass taxes to pay the salaries of those enforcing the law
  17. The Revolution was
    not caused so much by the acts of the British government asby their attitudes.
  18. 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
    • colonies.
  19. 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.
  20. What was a main aim of the First Continental Congress?
    To have the Intolerable Acts revoked.
  21. If the British had accepted the Olive Branch Petition,
    the Revolutionary War might have been averted
  22. Although the colonial army lacked equipment and money at the beginning of the war, Congress
    could levy taxes, which would alleviate the problem.
  23. The British general at the Battle of
    Bunker Hill was Horatio Gates.
  24. Patriots not only backed England's
    actions, they also aided the British army by giving them food
    and money.
  25. 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.
  26. The British attempt
    to cut New England off from the rest of the colonies failed
    when Burgoyne surrendered his army at Saratoga.
  27. Lord Grenville's program included the
    Virginia Resolves
  28. The first direct tax levied
    by England on the colonists was the stamp tax.
  29. The Intolerable Acts
    were aimed at punishing Boston for its infamous Tea
  30. The Second Continental Congress:
    • made
    • provisions for a Continental Army with George Washington as
    • commander-in-chiefadopted a
    • "Declaration of Causes of Necessity of Taking up Arms"endorsed the
    • Olive Branch Petition
  31. 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
  32. America's victory in the Revolutionary War was made more
    probable for the following four factors:
    • because George Washington was an excellent
    • leader

    • through money, supplies, soldiers, and ships that
    • were presented through foreign aid from France

    • because of serious blunders on the part of the
    • British commanders

    • because the colonists were courageous in fighting
    • for a cause in which they believed
  33. Two characteristics of the Committees of Correspondence included:
    were formed to encourage communication among the colonies

    used fast riders to send news
  34. The Proclamation Act of 1763:
    closed the land west of the Allegheny Mountains to Settlers.
  35. What were two disadvantages the colonies faced in starting
    a war with England?
    Lack of money and equipment

    lack of organization
  36. What were two advantages England had in fighting a war in
    Well trained soldiers

    Money and equipment
  37. In which of the following places did the British commander Cornwallis surrender?
  38. The colonist who convinced the French to aid the colonies
    Benjamin Franklin
  39. Certain rights were not given by the government but that men were born with them is stated in the:
    Declaration of Independence
  40. "If this be treason, make the most of it," was said by:
    Patrick Henry
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