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Why was Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" important to Americans?
It persuaded them they could not reconcile with Britain
What did the Declaration of Independence state about why governments were formed?
To protect a person's life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
Most of America's war materials came from where?
Foreign Aid
Who had a greater dedication to the conflict, Britain or America?
America
This declaration confirmed the already weak and decentralized government in America.
The Articles of Confederation
How did Congress finance the Revolution?
By borrowing from other nations
Why was the choice of George Washington as Commander in Chief a good one?
Because the people trusted and respected him
What had happened to Washington Army by the end of 1776?
They had one 2 minor victories and stayed intact
Was capturing Charleston part of Britain plan to cut the United States into 2 parts in 1777?
NO
What did John Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga convince the French?
That they should support the Colonists
After 1777 why did the British decide to concentrate their efforts in the South?
Because they thought there were more Loyalist there
How did the treason by Benedict Arnold effect George Washington?
He was shocked
Why did the British have to surrender at Yorktown?
Because the French had trapped them
Thought the British were ready to end the war, why were the French not ready?
They wanted to continue until Spain got Gibraltar
Which of all the Loyalists groups suffered the most as a result of the Revolution?
The Anglicans
Why were white residents of South Carolina and Georgia guarded about talking about revolution?
They were afraid it would cause slave revolts
During the Revolution, women took on many roles traditionally held by men. What happened after the war ended?
Women generally went back to their traditional roles
Despite that after the revolution, men proclaimed, "all men are created equal" but slavery continued for nearly another 100 years, why?
Because white men were convinced of the natural inferiority of blacks
If postwar American could agree on nothing else, they did all agree that the new government should be what kind?
Republican
Under the Articles of Confederation the institution with national authority was the what?
Congress
(True or False)
by military standards of today, the Revolution was a modest war with less causalities because of the lack of technology and primitive warfare.
True
(True or False)
When the fighting began, most Americans wanted the colonies to be free from Britain.
False
(True or False)
The rebelling colonists had enough local resources to fight a war successfully.
False
(True or False)
After declaring independence, the colonies started calling themselves states to show their independence from each other.
True
(True or False)
The British lacked the resources to conduct a war on the American continent.
False
(True or False)
At the beginning of the war the Americans were hoping that Canada would become the 14th. state.
True
(True or False)
The surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga did not effect the Iroquois Confederacy since they supported the Americans.
False
(True or False)
By the spring of 1776, it was clear to the British that the rebellion was not just one located around Boston alone.
True
(True or False)
The British victory at Saratoga kept the French out of the war.
False
(True or False)
There was no real proof that Benedict Arnold really committed treason.
False
(True or False)
As a result of the Treaty of Paris of 1783, the western boundary of the United States was the Blue Ridge Mountains.
False
(True or False)
At least 1/5 and maybe as many as 1/3 of the colonist were loyal to Britain during the Revolution.
True
(True or False)
Native Americans were pleased with the result of the Revolution because it reduced Americans desire for Western Lands.
False
(True or False)
After the Revolution the future role of women was hardly discussed at all.
True
(True or False)
The first state constitutions generally reduced the power of the Executive.
True
(True or False)
In the newly formed states, the privileges the churches enjoyed in the colonies were striped away.
True
(True or False)
After independence, the United States was able to convince the British easily to agree to the treaty of 1783.
False
(True or False)
The system of surveying and selling western lands set up under the Ordinance of 1785 favored small farmers.
False
(True or False)
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 laid out requirements for western lands to become states.
True