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Arrange the following in order: fighting at Lexington and Concord, convening of the Second Continental Congress, publication of Common Sense, adoption of the Declaration of Independence

fighting at Lexington and Concord, convening of the Second Continental Congress, publication of Common Sense, adoption of the Declaration of Independence

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The Revolutionary War began fighting in _____; then in 1777-1778, fighting was concentrated in _____; and the fighting concluded in _____.

New England, the middle colonies, the South

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The colonial army eventually lost the Battle of Bunker Hill because its troops were

Short of gunpowder

4

King George III officially declared the colonies in rebellion just after

The Battle of Bunker Hill

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The Olive Branch Petition

Professed American loyalty to the crown

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The colonists' invasion of Canada in 1775

Contradicted the American claim that they were only fighting defensively

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The colonists did not delay declaring their independence until July 4, 1776, because of

Lack of military victories

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One purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to

Explain to the rest of the world why the colonies had revolted

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Thomas Paine's pamphlet Common Sense

Called for American independence and the creation of a democratic republic

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Thomas Paine argued that all government officials

Should derive their authority from popular consent

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The feasibility of representative government had been demonstrated in the

Committees of correspondence

12

Most Americans considered what to be fundamental for any successful government?

Civic virtue

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Which individual privately advocated equality for women?

Abigail Adams

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The Declaration of Independence did all of the following except

Offered the British one last chance at reconcilliation

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Like many revolutions, the American Revolution

A minority movement

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This was not a fate for colonial Loyalists

Subjection to a reign of terror

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In late 1776 and early 1777, George Washington helped restore confidence in America's military by

Defeating the Hessians at Trenton and the British at Princeton

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The basic strategy of the British in 1777 was to try to

Isolate New England

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William Howe

Long Island

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John Burgoyne

Saratoga

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Charles Cornwallis

Yorktown

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The basic principles in the "Model Treaty"

Were self-denying restrictions to the Americans

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The Battle of Saratoga was a key victory for the Americans because it

Brought the colonists much-needed aid and formal alliance with France

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George Rogers Clark

Commanded Patriot troops in the West

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Nathanael Greene

Commanded Patriot troops in the South

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John Paul Johns

Commanded Patriot naval forces

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Some Indian nations joined the British during the Revolutionary War because

They believed that a British victory would restrain American expansion into the West

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Britain gave America generous terms in the Treaty of Paris because British leaders

Were trying to persuade America to abandon its alliance with France

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Regarding the provisions of the 1783 Treaty of Paris, which formally ended the Revolution,

America broke assurances regarding treatment of the Loyalists