uninvolved in the war.
hit and run fighting tactic.
British loyalists who fled their homes and sought refuge from the war.
the shutting off of ports to keep people or supplies from moving in or out.
rebel American colonists who opposed British rule
American colonist who remained loyal to the British.
Persons who betray their country.
The document announcing colonial independence from Great Britain.
Proclamation of 1763
Declaration of Independence
The introduction of the Declaration of Independence.
Rights that belong to all people from birth.
American general with exceptional knowledge of geography, putting British at a disadvantage.
Last battle of the American Revolution at which Cornwallis surrendered.
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
First person to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Who wrote Common Sense and The Crisis?
Who was the most famous traitor in American history?
What document gave US independence, set it's boundary and said Loyalists had to be repaid?
Treaty of Paris 1783
Olive Branch Petition
Who was the famous spy working for Washington that was captured and hung by the British?
John Paul Jones
Where did the Second Continental Congress meet?
Loyalists were also known as
He was leader of the Green Mountain Boys
Who provided the most help to Americans during the Revolution?
During this first official battle of the American Revolution, both the British and Americans knew the war would not be easy.
Lexington & Concord
What was Francis Marion's nickname?
At the Second Continental Congress drafted this document to seek peace with Great Britain.
Olive Brand Petition
Olive oil Petition
Congress authorized the creation of a Continental Army with this man as its commanding officer.
Fredrick Von Stuben
On May 23, 1775, this man said "Give me Liberty or Give me Death!"
At Bunker Hill, Samuel Prescott ordered his men to "shoot low, don't fire until _____________"
they are right on top of us
you can see their redcoats
you smell their breath
you can see the whites of their eyes
Advantage that the British had over the Patriots at the beginning of the Revolution.
Army was well trained, supplied and disciplined
largest Navy in the world
largest Army in the world
All of the above
The pamphlet written by Thomas Paine, that eventually was printed over 500,000 times, shifted the sentiment for many colonist's to decide to break away from England.
The Declaration of Independence
Which of the five men of the committee is the main author of the Declaration of Independence?
Hales famous last words were "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for _________"
George Washington crossed this frigid river in order to capture Trenton, New Jersey.
At Trenton, Washington and the Patriots faced these mercenary soldiers.
The first major American victory of the war came on October, 17, 1777 the Battle of _______________.
He was the American Patriot and hero of the Battle of Saratoga.
Which American diplomat convinced the French to enter the war on our side?
Young French noble who volunteered his services to George Washington.
Marquis de Lafayette
none of these
Admiral de Grasse
Winter of 1777-1778 Washington's tired army will spend camped here.
Prussian officer who will turn the "rabble" Patriot volunteers into an organized fighting force at Valley Forge.
Which American Patriot said "I have not yet begun to fight."
The Swamp Fox
General Lord Cornwallis surrendered his southern army at the this battle.
On September 3, 1783, the Treaty of ________ was signed officially ending the American Revolution.
Why did Thomas Paine write The Crisis?
to encourage the Continental Army to disband
to raise the morale of Patriot soldiers
to suggest changes to the Declaration of Independence
to raise money to support colonial troops
When did free African Americans begin fighting for the Patriot cause?
at the Battle of Saratoga
from the beginning of the war
at the Battle of Bunker Hill
They did not participate in the American Revolution.
What was Nathan Hale doing when he was captured by the British?
attempting to organize an American navy
leading an anti-British protest in Boston
leading American forces at Staten Island
collecting information about British battle plans
How did privateers help the American cause?
by blockading British ports
by providing replacement ships for America's navy
by carrying supplies to America's navy
by attacking British ships and seizing their cargo
Which of the following was NOT a significant factor in the American victory?
German and British support
help from France and Spain
What does preamble mean?
Declaration for Independence
The Congress printed paper money to pay and supply troops known as __________________.