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30 Cards in this Set

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If a person uses an encyclopedia to learn about the charters of the Virginia Company of London, the encyclopedia would be considered -
a secondary source.
How did Virginians participate in the establishment of the new government in 1787?
The Virginia delegates attended the Constitutional Convention.
How did the result of the French and Indian War affect the English colonists?
Colonists were forced to pay new taxes.
Why is the Battle of Saratoga considered the turning point of the American Revolution?
The French joined the American colonists to fight the English soldiers.
Why was the Battle of Yorktown important?
The English soldiers surrendered to the American colonists and the war ended.
What impact was made when the French gained control of the Chesapeake Bay during the American Revolution?
It prevented the English Navy from helping General Cornwallis.
What was the historical effect of the Constitutional Convention?
The delegates met to discuss problems among the 13 states.
What was the historical effect of the United States Constitution created in 1787?
It set up the three branches of government.
What was the historical effect of the Virginia Declaration of Rights?
It formed the basis of the future Bill of Rights.
What impact did the Battles of Lexington and Concord have on the American Revolution?
It showed that the American colonists were willing to fight for their freedom from England.
What impact did the French Army have on the outcome of the American Revolution?
The French Army helped the Continental Army win the Battle of Yorktown, which ended the war.
Why is George Washington called the Father of Our Country?
He provided strong leadership to help the young country grow and develop.
Why was the Virginia Plan opposed by many delegates of the Constitutional Convention?
It based the number of representatives on a state’s population.
Why did the United States Constitution set up a central government with three main branches?
To divide the duties so that no branch of government became too powerful
Which term best describes a person who is loyal or supports one’s own country?
What happened first in the American Revolution?
Battles of Lexington and Concord
What battle was considered the turning point of the American Revolution?
Battle of Saratoga
During the American Revolution, why did some African slaves fight with the English soldiers?
They were promised their freedom.
Which African slave from Virginia served in the Continental Army and was given his freedom after the American Revolution?
James Armistead Lafayette
Who provided the military leadership by serving as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army?
George Washington
Who inspired patriots from other colonies, when he spoke out against “taxation without representation”?
Patrick Henry
Which battles of the American Revolution prevented the English soldiers from getting control of New York and New England?
The Battles of Trenton and Saratoga
Who expressed reasons for colonial independence from England by writing the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
Where did Patrick Henry give his famous
"give me liberty or give me death" speech?
St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia
Who was James Armistead Lafayette?
He was an African slave from Virginia who served with the troops of the Continental Army.
Who was George Washington?
He was the Commander-in- Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Who won the Battle of Bunker Hill?
The English Army
Where did George Washington and his troops spend the winter of 1778?
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Where were the first battles of the American Revolution fought?
Near Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts
Which battle, considered the turning point of the American Revolution, caused the French
to enter the war on the side of the Americans?
Battle of Saratoga