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The freedom to govern on your own
A. Independence
B. preamble
C. neutral
D. regiment
An introduction
A. independence
B. preamble
C. neutral
D. regiment
What did the pamphlet, written by Thomas Paine, encourage the colonist to do?
Separate from England
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
Who voted to approve the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776?
The Second Continental Congress
Who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence?
John Hancock
What was the first constitution for the new country?
The Articles of Confederation
Colonists who supported independence
A. Patriots
B. Loyalists
C. neutral
D. regiment
Colonists loyal to the king; also called Tories
A. Patriots
B. Loyalists
C. neutral
D. regiment
To not take sides
A. Patriots
B. Loyalists
C. neutral
D. regiment
Large, organized group of soldiers
A. Patriots
B. Loyalists
C. neutral
D. regiment
What caused some slaves to take sides during the Revolutionary War?
The promise of freedom
What did women do during the Revolutionary War?
Raise money for the war, collect clothing for the soldiers, fought and nursed the sick and wounded soldiers
Who did most Americans living on the frontier support?
The Patriots
To join
A. enlist
B. Loyalists
C. neutral
D. regiment
The British army was well-trained and well-supplied and the Continental army was not, True or False?
True
Where did George Washington and the Continental army spend the winter of 1777-1778?
Valley Forge, PA
Why was Ben Franklin sent to Paris?
To get the French to help the Colonist
What did the navy commander, John Paul Jones say?
"I have not yet begun to fight"
Who was the spy that said, "I regret that I have but one life to lose for my country"?
Nathan Hale
Who carried water to the soldiers at the Battle of Monmouth, NJ?
Molly Pitcher
Someone who acts against his country
A. enlist
B. traitor
C. neutral
D. regiment
Why was Benedict Arnold a traitor?
Because he gave the British the plans to the American fort at West Point, NY.
Who was the British general who surrendered to George Washington in Yorktown, VA?
Charles Conrwallis
What ended the Revolutionary War?
Charles Cornwallis surrendering to George Washington
What changes happened after the Revolutionary War?
1.Americans could trade with any country
2.More Americans moved west
3.A regular, full-time army was established
4.Schools were set up to train military officers