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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.
True
By the time of the Stamp Act crisis, "natural rights" had eclipsed the "rights of freeborn Englishmen" in the language of colonial protest.
False
Opposition to the Stamp Act was the first great drama of the revolutionary era.
True
The Stamp Act crisis was, in part, a battle to define and extend liberty in colonial America.
True
In the 1760s, "liberty" became the foremost slogan of colonial resistance.
True
During the War for Independence five percent of U.S. males aged sixteen to forty-five died.
True
More Americans than Frenchmen participated in George Washington's decisive victory at Yorktown.
False
By "unalienable rights" Thomas Jefferson meant rights so basic that no government could take them away.
True
By 1780, demoralization within the patriots' ranks was widespread.
True
Urban merchants had particular reservations about colonial boycotts of British goods.
True
As tensions between Britain and the colonies mounted, social conflict within the colonies faded.
False
By substituting "pursuit of happiness" for "property," Jefferson's Declaration of Independence significantly broadened the American conception of freedom.
True
During the Revolution, the British took great care not to disrupt the lives of American civilians.
False
"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.
True
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.
True
The 1764 Sugar Act provoked the colonists by increasing the tax on molasses imported into North America.
False
The Tea Act raised the price of British tea in the colonies.
False
The first battle of the war was very successful for George Washington.
False
At the beginning of the war, George Washington refused to accept black recruits.
True
Some slaves gained their freedom by serving as soldiers during the Revolution.
True
The American Declaration of Independence has been an inspirational political document for peoples around the world.
True
At Trenton, Washington staged a surprise attack on Hessian mercenaries in the service of the British.
True
The Coercive Acts were known as the Abominable Acts in the colonies.
False