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Review for Test on the American Revolution and My Brother Sam is Dead. By: Miss Cantillon. In 1765…. Parliament passes The Stamp Act The French and Indian War ends King George III ascends to the throne of England Washington crosses the Delaware River and captures a Hession Force. Answer:.

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in 1765
In 1765…
  • Parliament passes The Stamp Act
  • The French and Indian War ends
  • King George III ascends to the throne of England
  • Washington crosses the Delaware River and captures a Hession Force
  • A - In 1765 Parliament passes The Stamp Act as a means to pay for British Troops on the American frontier. Colonists violently protest the measure.
the group of colonists who wanted independence from the king and england were called
The group of colonists who wanted independence from the King and England were called…
  • A) Loyalists
  • B) Neutrals
  • C) Tories
  • D) Patriots
  • D - Patriots wanted independence from England. In England, these people may have been called Rebels.
the name of the official british flag used during the american revolution
The name of the official British Flag used during the American Revolution
  • A) The British Union Jack
  • B) Continental Colors
  • C) St. George’s Cross
  • D) Stars and Stripes
  • C - England’s St. George’s Cross represented England and had been used by the English for over 700 years. This flag flew beside the British Union Jack which represented the entire British Empire. This flag was not officially adopted until after the American Revolution.

This war between Britain and France ended with the victorious British deeply in debt and demanding more revenue from the colonies. With the defeat of the French, the colonies became less dependent on Britain for protection.

  • A) French and Indian War
  • B) World War I
  • C) Civil War
  • D) Boston Massacre
  • A) French and Indian War
colonists are told not to move west into indian territory
Colonists are told not to move west into Indian territory.
  • A) Proclamation of 1763
  • B) Stamp Act
  • C) Quartering Act
  • D) Declaratory Act
  • A - Proclamation of 1763; this prohibited settlement beyond the Appalachian Mountains. While Britain did not intend to harm the colonists, many colonists took offense at this order.

One of the first important incidents in which American blood was spilled in the name of liberty occurred in 1770. The _____________ resulted in the killing of four colonists.

  • A) Boston Massacre
  • B) Intolerable Acts
  • C) Battle of Lexington
  • D) Boston Tea Party
  • A - Boston Massacre

One of the main concerns that the colonists had was over the issue of trade. A favorite phrase used by the colonists was _________. The concern was the lack of representation in the British Parliament.

  • A) No Stamp Tax!
  • B) No Quartering Act!
  • C) No Tea Tax!
  • D) No taxation without representation!
  • D - No taxation without representation!
britain ordered that colonists were to house and feed british soldiers if necessary
Britain ordered that colonists were to house and feed British soldiers if necessary.
  • A) Stamp Act
  • B) Quartering Act
  • C) Declaratory Act
  • D) Nonsense Act
  • B - Quartering Act

There were a number of colonial acts of opposition. One of the most famous was the _____________ in which tea was dumped into Boston Harbor.

  • A) Boston Massacre
  • B) Boston Tea Party
  • C) Battle of Lexington
  • D) Stamp Act Congress
  • B - Boston Tea Party; this event happened in 1773 when colonists disguised as Indians decided to show their protest to British trade policies. England responded and punished the colonists.

After Paul Revere warned the colonists, an important battle that led closer to war occurred. This was the battle of __________ in which Minute Men fired on the British troops as they marched toward Boston.

  • A) Bunker Hill
  • B) Brandywine
  • C) Trenton
  • D) Lexington and Concord
  • D) Lexington and Concord; In April, British troops were ordered to Lexington and Concord to seize stores of colonial gunpowder and to capture Samuel Adams and John Hancock. At Lexington, open conflict occurred and eight Americans were killed. At Concord, the British troops were forced to retreat with the loss of 70 men. This was the first instance of open warfare.

Fun Fact: Miss Cantillon went to middle and high school in Lexington, MA.

The colonists appointed a commander-in-chief named ______________ . He had the difficult job of turning farmers into soldiers.
  • A) Sam Adams
  • B) George Washington
  • C) Patrick Henry
  • D) Nathan Hale
  • B - George Washington; he later become our first U.S. President

By the year 1776, much more was being written about the need to separate from Great Britain. One of the world’s most famous documents listing the reasons for rebellion was written by Thomas Jefferson. This document was called _____________.

  • A) Bill of Rights
  • B) Ten Amendments
  • C) Act of Defiance
  • D) Declaration of Independence
  • D - Declaration of Independence; this document listed the reasons why the colonies had a right to be free and independent of Great Britain. His words were so inspirational that future governments would use them to justify the right to rebel and fight for freedom.
this famous event happened on september 3 1783
This famous event happened on September 3, 1783
  • A) Signing of the Declaration of Independence
  • B) The Boston Tea Party
  • C) Treaty of Paris
  • D) The Boston Massacre
  • C - Treaty of Paris; Treaty that officially ended the Revolutionary War on September 3, 1783. It was signed in Paris by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay. Under the terms of the treaty, Britain recognized the independent nation of the United States of America. Britain agreed to remove all of its troops from the new nation. The treaty also set new borders for the United States, including all land from the Great Lakes on the north to Florida on the south, and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River. The United States agreed to allow British troops still in America to leave and also agreed to pay all existing debts owed to Great Britain. The United States also agreed not to persecute loyalists still in America and allow those that left America to return.
thomas paine published his booklet entitled
Thomas Paine published his booklet entitled:
  • A) Common Sense
  • B) American Revolution Update
  • C) The Gaspee
  • D) Paine’s Pamphlet
  • A - Common Sense; advocating colonial America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and The American Crisis (1776–1783), a pro-revolutionary pamphlet series.
this woman helped design the first american flag
This woman helped design the first American flag:
  • A) Martha Washington
  • B) Deborah Samson
  • C) Betsy Ross
  • D) Nancy Morgan Hart
  • C - Betsy Ross
famous american traitor of the american revolution
Famous American traitor of the American Revolution
  • A) Francis Lewis
  • B) Charles Cornwallis
  • C) Ben Franklin
  • D) Benedict Arnold
  • D - Benedict Arnold; a general during the American Revolutionary War who originally fought for the American Continental Army but switched sides to the British Empire. As a general still on the American side, he obtained command of the fort at West Point, New York, and attempted unsuccessfully to surrender it to the British. After this, he served with British forces as a Loyalist.
president of the second continental congress
President of the Second Continental Congress
  • A) John Hancock
  • B) George Washington
  • C) Patrick Henry
  • D) Nathan Hale
  • A - John Hancock; an important American Revolutionary political figure. His political roles included President of the Second Continental Congress and governor of his home state of Massachusetts. Hancock is famous for his distinction as being first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.
the oldest signer of the declaration of independence
The oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • A) Sam Adams
  • B) Patrick Henry
  • C) John Hancock
  • D) Benjamin Franklin
  • D - Benjamin Franklin; at the signing, he is quoted as having replied to a comment by Hancock that they must all hang together: "Yes, we must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately."
the shot heard round the world was the battle of
The “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” was the Battle of…
  • A) Bunker Hill
  • B) Trenton
  • C) Lexington and Concord
  • D) Valley Forge
  • C - Lexington and Concord; the Shot Heard Round the World was fired and the American Revolution had begun, April 19, 1775.
general washington and his troops nearly froze to death at
General Washington and his troops nearly froze to death at:
  • A) Trenton
  • B) Lexington and Concord
  • C) Valley Forge
  • D) Yorktown
  • C - Valley Forge; not a battle, but an important part of the Revolution. Because of Washington’s leadership, the troops made it through this difficult winter.
the last major battle of the revolution was the battle at
The last major battle of the Revolution was the Battle at:
  • A) Yorktown
  • B) Valley Forge
  • C) Trenton
  • D) Lexington and Concord
  • A - Yorktown
identify who or which document said
Identify who or which document said:
  • A) “Give me Liberty…or give me death!”
  • B) “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”
  • C) “That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”
  • D) “I have not yet begun to fight!”
  • A) Patrick Henry
  • B) Nathan Hale
  • C) Declaration of Independence
  • D) John Paul Jones
my brother sam is dead
My Brother Sam is Dead
  • What strengths did each of the Collier brothers have that may have made them a strong writing team?
  • Explain the significance of the following quotes:
    • “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s.”
    • “In war the dead pay the debts for the living.”
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My Brother Sam is Dead
  • Which characters were dynamic? Which characters were static?
  • Who was the protagonist? What made him/her the protagonist?
  • Open book:
    • Find examples of similes/metaphors/idioms in the text
    • Describe why Life Meeker is against the war.
    • Explain why Tim has a difficult time deciding whether to be a Patriot or Loyalist. Give examples of times when he says that he favors each side.