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Q. Who is the commander of the rebel army?
Ans: George Washington

Q. What is the penalty for what the delegates are doing, which is treason?
Ans: Death

Q. What are the 3 unalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence?
Ans: Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness

Q. In New York City, which side(s) did the people support?
Ans: Both Patriots (Independence) and Loyalists (Great Britain, the King, and Parliament)

Q. On September 20th 1776 who gains control of NYC after the Battle at Kipps Bay?
Ans: Great Britain/England

Q. The British are used to fighting in open fields, whereas the rebels are __.
Ans: hiding and shooting from the woods.

Q. Who is the leader for the patriots in this battle?
Ans: Daniel Morgan

Q. Why do you think Daniel Morgan wanted to take out the British Native American guides?
Ans: They knew the land and the British would get lost and confused without them.

Q. The battle of Saratoga is a turning point because which nation joins the war against the British?
Ans: France

Q. Which disease kills 4 out of 10 soldiers during the Revolution?
Ans: Small Pox

Q. Who transforms the Continental Army at Valley Forge from a militia to a European style fighting force?
Ans: Baron von Steuben

Q. How many British troops are waiting at Yorktown?
Ans: 9,000

Q. Who is the ONLY country to win independence from Great Britain through war?
Ans: United States

Q. Who is the leader of the “rebel” (Colonial Army)?
Ans: George Washington

Q. In 1776, who was the most well-equipped, powerful fighting force in the world?
Ans: England

Q. Every delegate present, agreed with the idea to write the Declaration of Independence and separate from England.
Ans: False

Q. A major difference between the British and the Colonists, is that the British were fighting for a King, but the Colonists were fighting for their lives.
Ans: True

Q. How much more experience did an English Redcoat have compared to a Continental Soldier?
Ans: 6 times

Q. Over the course of the war, how many Patriot POWs die on ships?
Ans: 12,000

Q. General Johnny Burgoyne was one of the best cavalry officers in the British military?
Ans: True

Q. Why did some Native American groups side with the British?
Ans: They wanted to protect their ancestral lands

Q. Which of the following played a role in the Colonists being able to gain an advantage fighting in the wilderness? Check ALL that apply!
Ans:
-British soldiers were trained for fighting in open battlefields.
-Colonial soldiers had weapons that were better suited for the rugged environment.
-The Colonists knew the land much better than the British

Q. The biggest land invasion of America, in our history, took place in what state?
Ans: New York

Q. Who was the commander of the American rebel army?
Ans: George Washington

Q. Where did the 13 Colonial states send representatives for the First Continental Congress?
Ans: Philadelphia

Q. When was the Declaration of Independence ratified? (month, day and year)
Ans: July 4, 1776

Q. How many British ships attacked New York?
Ans: 400

Q. British soldiers are better trained than the Colonial soldiers at the battle of New York.
Ans: True

Q. Over the course of the war with the British, How many American P.O.W.s (Prisoners of War) died while on board prison ships?
Ans: 12,000 POWs

Q. How were trees used to slow the British advance?
Ans: The trees were chopped down and made into roadblocks to slow the British soldiers.

Q. What makes American Longrifles more accurate and deadly than British Soldier weapons?
Ans: The Longrifles have a long grooved barrel that spins the bullet making it more accurate at longer range.

Q. Why would patriot sharpshooters target British officers?
Ans: To create confusion in the British ranks and instill fear in the solders being led by those now-dead officers.

Q. What country does the Colonials hope to get help from?
Ans: France

Q. What disease struck American’s during the war that was considered “ far more lethal than the British” killing 4 in 10 who become infected
Ans: Smallpox

Q. General Washington uses what medical technique to save soldier’s lives at Valley Forge?
Ans: Small pox inoculation

Q. Who trains the Colonial army into a fighting force at Valley Forge?
Ans: General Von Steuben

Q. What military technology did General Von Steuben introduce for close combat?
Ans: Bayonet fighting

Q. How do Colonial spies hide written messages
Ans: Secret messages are written with invisible ink

Q. How does Ann Smith Strong signal secret messages to Colonial spies?
Ans: By using her laundry

Q. In 1781, six years into the American Revolution, where did American troops fight the final battle of the war
Ans: Yorktown

Q. When was George Washington inaugurated as the first President of the USA? (month, day and year
Ans: April 30,1789

Q. On July 4th, 1776 what document did delegates ratify to sign and send to the British government and King?
Ans: The Declaration of Independence

Q. What nickname did the patriots give to the British prison ship named the HMS Jersey?
Ans: Hell

Q. The new technology of rifling (putting spiraling grooves inside a musket barrel to spin the bullet) improved patriot soldier’s accuracy, so they hit a target up to how many yards away?
Ans: 250 yards

Q. Why did patriot sharpshooters target British army officers during a battle?
Ans: The patriots knew that if they killed British officers, the British soldiers they had commanded would be leaderless and easier to confuse and kill

Q. After the “turning point” when British General Burgoyne surrendered his British troops to the American Continental Army at Saratoga, which country decided to join the Americans and help them fight the British for their independence?
Ans: France

Q. Which deadly disease had a terrible outbreak during the Revolutionary War?
Ans: Smallpox

Q. Did General Washington’s “gamble pay off” (did his risky act to save his men work)?
Ans: Yes

Q. Because American colonists had not been exposed to this deadly disease for many generations, their bodies were not used to fighting off the infection. What risky act did General Washington do to help his men camped at Vally Forge fight the disease?
Ans: General Washington had his doctors inoculate his healthy soldiers with the disease, so their immune systems would build up white blood cells to fight off the infection.

Q. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways Baron Von Steuben help General Washington improve his men as soldiers, while they were camped at Valley Forge?
Ans: He convinced the American soldiers that it wasn’t important to worry about their discipline and hygiene, as long as they had a gun

Q. What did the British do 2 days after the Battle of Yorktown, Virginia?
Ans: They surrendered

Q. How many people lived in New York in 1776?
Ans: 20,000

Q. True or False: The British are trying to peacefully negotiate with rebels to get them to end the war quickly.
Ans: False

Q. What document is Washington reading to his troops?
Ans: The Declaration of Independence

Q. How many ships does Britain send to New York?
Ans: over 400

Q. How much more combat experience does a British soldier have than a Patriot army recruit?
Ans: 6 times

Q. What is the result of the Battle of Long Island (New York)?
Ans: The British occupy and burn New York City.

Q. What is the British strategy employed by Gen. Burgoyne to end the Revolution?
Ans: To cut off New England and split the colonies in two

Q. Name two advantages or strategies that Morgan and his men use against the British.
Ans:
– Advanced rifles that could shoot farther and more accurately
– They knew the land

Q. What country is convinced to join on the side of the American colonists after Saratoga?
Ans: France

Q. Despite the conditions American soldiers faced during their winter at Valley Forge, who kept them in line with his leadership?
Ans: George Washington

Q. What disease does Washington protect his men from by creating one of the first vaccines?
Ans: Smallpox

Q. What important skills does Baron Von Steuben teach the Continental Army to prepare them for close hand to hand combat?
Ans: He teaches them how to use a bayonet and gives them confidence to make them highly trained killers.

Q. Which member of Washington’s Spy ring goes by Culper Junior and is considered in New York to be a Loyalist?
Ans: Robert Townsend

Q. What is considered the final battle of the American Revolution?
Ans: Yorktown

Q. In 1776 __ was a city that was preparing for a massive invasion of British forces.
Ans: New York

Q. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams members of what rebel group?
Ans: Continental Congress

Q. What are “unalienable rights?”
Ans: rights that can’t be taken away

Q. What happened to New York after American forces retreat and the British took over?
Ans: Washington’s Army abandoned the city completely leaving it empty. Fires were set to parts of the city.

Q. The ultimate goal the British had for the invasion out of Canada was to
Ans: Divided the American colonies into two parts.

Q. Why did some Native Americans join the British?
Ans: Preserve their ancestral land (Get back control of their lands)

Q. What tactic did the Americans use at the Battle of Saratoga?
Ans: Shoot high ranking British officers

Q. Why was the American victory at Saratoga a turning point in the war?
Ans: The French allied with the Americans

Q. Which of the following best describes the conditions faced by soldiers at Valley Forge?
Ans: Disease and starvation

Q. During Valley Forge, what was the “more dangerous enemy” than the British?
Ans: Small pox

Q. Why did George Washington bring Baron von Steuben to Valley Forge?
Ans: To train the colonists

Q. How much of the New York population was still loyal to the British?
Ans: 20%

Q. Where was the final battle of the American Revolution fought?
Ans: Yorktown

Q. Why is taking the redoubts at Yorktown so important to Washington?
Ans: Cannons from the British redoubts can be turned against the defenseless British troops in Yorktown.

Q. Who was the first President inaugurated under the new Constitution?
Ans: George Washington

Q. In what city did the biggest land invasion in American History occur?
Ans: New York

Q. What was the British plan when they headed South on the Hudson River from Canada?
Ans: They wanted to link up with their forces from New York City and split the Colonies in half so they couldn’t help each other.

Q. The American victory at the Battle of Saratoga causes what country to join the war against the British, causing them to fight a war on both land and sea?
Ans: France

Q. During the Winter at Valley Forge, Von Stueben does all of the following for American troops EXCEPT:
Ans: Teaches soldiers how to cook meals from his home country of Prussia.

Q. This will be the last major battle of the American Revolution. Where does it occur?
Ans: Yorktown, Virginia.

Q. Prior to New York City, where did Washington and troops have a surprising victory?
Ans: Boston

Q. What was the discussion in Philadelphia? What was the penalty for the treasonous (disloyal) discussion?
Ans: Independence from Britain; Death

Q. What is described as “the American Creed” (document that all Americans look to)?
Ans: Declaration of Independence

Q. What are “inalienable rights”?
Ans: Rights you are born with (“Given by G-d”) that cannot be taken away

Q. British forces outnumbered the patriots by how many?
Ans: 2:1 Ratio

Q. The British attack is the biggest one on New York City until __.
Ans: September 11, 2001

Q. How much more experience does a British Redcoat have over the patriot army recruit?
Ans: Six times

Q. Who wins the battle in New York as the city burns?
Ans: British

Q. Why did Native Americans align with the British troops?
Ans: To protect their ancestral homeland

Q. Why did the patriots go after British officers?
Ans: To leave the soldiers without leaders

Q. Which of the following was not a condition faced at Valley Forge?
Ans: Natural predators

Q. How do doctors address the smallpox epidemic at Valley Forge?
Ans: Inoculation process

Q. In 1789, who is inaugurated the first president under the US Constitution?
Ans: George Washington

 

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Ans: Option A

Q. What kind of fighters were the American colonists?
Ans: Guerrilla fighters

Q. Why did the British Parliament tax the American colonists?
Ans: The Seven Years War put the British Government in debt.

Q. “No taxation without representation”
Ans: a common chant by the colonists that opposed the British

Q. What was the King’s response to the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party?
Ans: Intolerable Acts

Q. What were the first battles of the American Revolution (known as “the shot heard ’round the world”)?
Ans: Battles of Lexington and Concord

Q. Why were the British soldiers called Redcoats?
Ans: They wore red jackets

Q. How do you know that the American Colonists wanted to make peace and remain British subjects?
Ans: The Olive Branch Petition

Q. Who was the main writer of The Declaration of Independence?
Ans: Thomas Jefferson

Q. What Battle convinced France to show their support openly to the colonist?
Ans: Battle of Saratoga

Q. On October 19, 1781 C.E., General Charles Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington in ___________
Ans: Yorktown, Virginia

Q. How many people lived in New York City in the mid 1770s?
Ans: 20,000

Q. Who is the best equipped, best trained army the narrator is talking about?
Ans: The British

Q. Who was the main author of the Declaration of Independence?
Ans: Thomas Jefferson

Q. Which philosophical movement was the source for these inalienable rights?
Ans: The Enlightenment

Q. How many cannon balls were fired in one hour at Kips Bay?
Ans: 2,500

Q. What is the survival rate for prisoners on ships in New York City?
Ans: 10%

Q. True or False: More prisoners died on ships than the field of battle?
Ans: True

Q. True or False: The British strategy was to split the colonies up in two .
Ans: True

Q. How far away can a Patriot marksman hit his target from
Ans: 250 yards

Q. Which type of war did the colonists wage against the British?
Ans: Guerilla Warfare

Q. True or false: The British spread out their resources across the rest of the globe instead of concentrating it all on the Colonies.
Ans: True

Q. What kind of soldiers was General Washington able to recruit?
Ans: A mixture of farmers, convicts, free blacks & immigrants.

Q. What disease was a problem for soldiers during the Revolution?
Ans: Smallpox

Q. True or False: Valley Forge did nothing for George Washington and his troops in terms of training for European-style fighting.
Ans: False

Q. Who did General Washington employ that helped him probably more than anything in defeating the British?
Ans: A network of spies.

Q. True or False: Washington’s strategy during the War was to outlast the British, not defeat them head on. This is known as a “war of attrition.”
Ans: True

Q. What was the last battle of the American Revolution?
Ans: Yorktown

Q. What was the treaty that ended the War?
Ans: Treaty of Paris (1783)

Q. About how many colonists died fighting the British during the American Revolution?
Ans: 25,000

Q. It is estimated that how many African Americans fought for the American cause?
Ans: 5,000 to 8,000

Q. Who denied Africans Americans from enlisting in the Continental Army at the beginning of war?
Ans: George Washington

Q. True or False, England promised freedom to slaves who fought for them
Ans: True

Q. James Armistead Lafayette spied on what famous American defector?
Ans: Benedict Arnold

Q. Where did many African American that fought for the British have to flee to after the war?
Ans: Canada

Q. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams members of what rebel group?
Ans: Continental Congress

Q. What are “unalienable rights?”
Ans: rights that can’t be taken away

Q. What happened to New York after the British took over?
Ans: It was burned

Q. Which type of person was not a part of this new colonial army?
Ans: Artists

Q. Why did some Native Americans join the British?
Ans: Preserve their ancestral land

Q. What type of tactics did the colonists use?
Ans: Stealth, Sneaky, and Surprise attacks

Q. What tactic did the Americans use at the Battle of Saratoga?
Ans: assassinate high ranking British officers

Q. Why was the American victory at Saratoga a turning point in the war?
Ans: The French allied with the Americans

Q. Which of the following best describes the conditions faced by soldiers at Valley Forge?
Ans: disease and starvation

Q. What type of people made up the soldiers at Valley Forge?
Ans: Convicts, Freed Slaves, and Immigrants

Q. During Valley Forge, what was the “more dangerous enemy” than the British?
Ans: Small pox

Q. Why did George Washington bring Baron von Steuben to Valley Forge?
Ans: To train the colonists

Q. How much of the New York population was still loyal to the British?
Ans: 20%

Q. Where was the final battle of the American Revolution fought?
Ans: Yorktown

Q. HOW MANY BLACK SOLDIERS FOUGHT WITH THE REBELS
Ans: 5000

Q. How many fled to the British?
Ans: Just as many

Q. What did the British offer the African Americans that fought for the British in the Revolution?
Ans: Their freedom

Q. What did the South fear from using African Americans for the Colonial cause?
Ans: that the slaves would turn their arms on the owners

Q. BY 1778, HOW MANY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SOLDIERS WERE BLACK
Ans: 1 in 20

Q. This was the last __ army until the Korean War? (what does that mean?)
Ans: integrated: racially mixed

Q. The law said “every slave so enlisting shall…be absolutely free.” Based on what you’ve learned from this source, what would happen when an enslaved man in Rhode Island joined the Continental Army?
Ans: He would be free forever.

Q. Were there more African Americans fighting for the Continental Army or for the British Army?
Ans: British

Q. What do you think is the best way to sum up how the American Revolution shaped the lives of the African Americans who fought in it?
Ans: Many African American soldiers were freed from slavery after the revolution

Q. What is the biggest construction project in the western world in the last 4,000 years?
Ans: Erie Canal

Q. What two locations were now connected thanks to the Erie Canal?
Ans: Atlantic Ocean and the center of America

Q. Which is NOT a city that grew because of the Erie Canal?
Ans: Atlanta
Q. What percentage of New Yorkers upstate live within 25 miles of the Erie Canal?
Ans: 80%

Q. While the Erie Canal provided an economic boom for the North of the USA, which product provided an economic boom for the South?
Ans: Cotton

Q. Using the cotton gin, how much more could one person produce (make) in a day?
Ans: 50 times more cotton

Q. Did the cotton gin and cotton boom increase or decrease the need for enslaved workers?
Ans: Increased the need for enslaved workers

Q. Why did some African Americans look for work in the very dangerous whaling industry?
Ans: They were treated as equals

Q. What did people assume if an enslaved person had scars on their back?
Ans: They were rebellious

Q. How many auction sales split families apart?
Ans: 1/2

Q. What was the best chance for enslaved people to escape the South?
Ans: The Underground Railroad

Q. What law made it so that no African American was safe anywhere in the US?
Ans: Fugitive Slave Act

Q. Which book became the best selling book of the 1800s (aside from the Bible)?
Ans: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Q. Which man would stop at nothing to end slavery?
Ans: John Brown

Q. What was John Brown’s plan at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia?
Ans: Capture a federal arsenal (guns/ammunition/etc) and lead a slave rebellion

Q. Was John Brown’s mission successful?
Ans: No

Q. In the South, who do they view as the enemy?
Ans: Abraham Lincoln

Q. Which state was the first to secede (leave) the Union/USA?
Ans: South Carolina

Q. How many weeks after Lincoln takes office does the Civil War start?
Ans: 5 weeks

Q. What is the name of the ship carrying cargo that will change America forever?
Ans: The Deliverance

Q. _ out of 10 of the early adventurers will be dead within a year.
Ans: 7

Q. North America is the ultimate land of _______.
Ans: opportunity

Q. Out of 500 settlers that came to Jamestown before John Rolfe, barely _ remain.
Ans: 60

Q. What did John Rolfe get his hands on?
Ans: tobacco seeds

Q. What does General Colin Powell say is the great strength of America?
Ans: Our People

Q. What is America founded on?
Ans: Tobacco

Q. What are the Pilgrims seeking by coming to America?
Ans: Freedom of religion

Q. In the first 3 months, more than _ the pilgrims die.
Ans: Half

Q. What do the Indians want in return?
Ans: the help of the English against their rival tribe

Q. America becomes a place for everybody from _______.
Ans: just Europe

Q. America becomes a place for everybody from _______.
Ans: everywhere

Q. On average, the colonists were _ taller and healthier than those they left behind in Europe.
Ans: 2 inches

Q. Who was the richest man in Boston?
Ans: John Hancock

Q. What is the most profitable cargo of all?
Ans: African Slaves

Q. How many total people died in the Boston Massacre?
Ans: 5

Q. What did Paul Revere name his famous engraving?
Ans: “The Bloody Massacre”

Q. What new delivery system did Benjamin Franklin introduce?
Ans: Night Riders

Q. True or False: Most Americans still want peace with Britain.
Ans: True

Q. True or False: Most Americans still want peace with Britain.
Ans: True

Q. Patrick Henry says, “I am not a Virginian, I am an _____.”
Ans: American

Q. What is a militia?
Ans: Armed citizens who were prepared to fight

Q. Who rode ahead of the British soldiers to warn the American militia that they were coming?
Ans: Paul Revere

Q. True or False: African-Americans fought for the country before it was a country.
Ans: True

Q. The first shot in the American Revolution was known as
Ans: “the shot heard round the world”

Q. What advantage did colonists have as the war began?
Ans: The colonists knew the land and didn’t have to travel far to fight.

Q. How many generations of English have lived in the colonies before the Revolutionary War?
Ans: 7

 

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