Flashcards in Chapter 7 Deck (40):
American men who fought in the revolution
highest causality rates
over 200,000 men fought
more died from disease than from battle wounds
only more casualties in the civil war
many poor and disadvantaged
Articles of Confederation
Treaty of Paris (2) 1783
Western Boundary of Mississippi River
No more British forts in American Territory
Acknowledgement of Independence
Fishing in northern waters
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
New states were equal to old
Governor chosen by congress
more land than everyone else
joined war to expand its empire(didn't really take a side)
wanted to do away with state church (Anglican) of Virginia
Wanted to increase a national community sentiment
Slavery - South
Some freed by Revolutionary ideals
Slavery - North
Abolished in most states
Changes in expectations
another disastrous defeat
decided to join American cause after victory at Saratoga.
Land Ordinance of 1785
could have created a military government with himself as leader, but didn't (Military was not and would not be in charge).
avoid mob rule by "unthinking."
What was the 14th State?
Where did George Washington's soldiers suffer hardship during winter that eventually became a symbol for American Nationalism?
What were colonist who supported the British called?
Who was a hero of the revolution, but later turned into a British Informer?
Who was a notable woman activist who turned her home into a center of the Patriot political party and published a series of satires supporting the American cause and scorning the loyalists?
Mercy Otis Warren
On Christmas Night 1776 Washington led troops across where to defeat the Hessian Forces in a surprise attack?
Where did British general John Burgoyne surrendered his forces on October 19. 1777 ?
General Cornwallis surrendered a major British Army in 1781 following the siege of?
Who painted the "Surrender of Lord Cornwallis?'
The ratification of what in 1781 created the first national government of the United States?
Articles of Confederation
The overall casualty rate during the Revolution:
was greater than all other US conflicts except the civil war.
Many of those loyal to Britain:
Were recent immigrants
held royal offices within the colonies
and were ethnic minorities who had faced persecution or harassment in the colonies
The largest number of loyalists who left the united states during the revolution:
moved to Canada
the first nation to sigh a formal treaty of alliance with the United States was:
During the American Revolution:
The Indian tribes that became involved, the majority supported great britian
the war in the south was characterized by :
vicious violence between patriots and Loyalists
Patriot victory at Yorktown resulted from:
the successful joint efforts of American and French forces
The Articles of Confederation
established a relatively weak central government that faced numerous challenges during the war
a serious impediment to the ratification of the articles of confederation was:
lingering dispute over state claims to western lands
Under the terms of the Treaty of Paris of 1787
the United states pledged to treat loyalists fairly and the United States gained all English territory east of the Mississippi river except Florida and Canada.
Who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights that became a precedent for the bill of rights?
in the aftermath of the revolution:
some Americans hoped that the political changes would lead to other reforms.
Thomas Jefferson's Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom:
ended the Anglican Church's position as the official, tax supported church of Virginia.