Flashcards in Chapter 6 Deck (31):
What day was the Declaration of Independence approved?
July 4th, 1776
What were 3 advantages that the British had over the Colonists?
Stronger military, greater wealth, and larger population.
What was another name for loyalists?
What percentage of Colonists were loyalists?
Where was the strongest number of Loyalists in the colonies?
Caroline's and Georgia
What colony group had the smallest number of loyalists?
What were Hessians?
Hessians were mercenaries(hired soldiers)
What was the main goal for Hessians?
To make money
What was the biggest advantage that the Patriots had?
The George Washington leadership
What was Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley’s nickname?
What was Nathan Hale famous for doing?
Spied on British troops
What was Nathan Hale’s famous quote?
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
By the end of the American Revolution, what was the only state to not have African Americans fighting?
What was the name of the surprise attack on Christmas 1776 where Washington crossed the Delaware River?
Where was the American capital during the American Revolution?
What battle was the turning point of the war?
The battle of Saratoga
What battle helped secure the Wataugan presence in the Cumberland River area?
Battle of the bluffs
What was the biggest ally the Patriots had during the war?
Where did Washington’s forces experience a time of terrible suffering without major necessities during the winter
Why was there very little fighting done during the winter?
Winter conditions wouldn't allow it
Who drilled the troops at Valley Forge?
Who believed that the future of America had a great influence on the future of mankind?
Marquis de Lafayette
What was the importance of the Battle of Vincennes?
It allowed the patriots to control the Mississippi and Ohio river.
What were privateers?
Privately owned merchant war ships
Who said, “I have not yet begun to fight”?
Where was the Patriots’ worst defeat of the entire war?
What was Francis Marion’s nickname?
What is guerrilla warfare?
A hit and fun war technique
Where was General Washington leading his troops secretly to fight in the last major battle of the war?
Who were the 3 people sent from America to Paris to try and work out a treaty?
John Adams, Ben Franklinn, and Jon jay