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Flashcards in Unit 2 - Quiz 2 Deck (15):
1

How many times did General Howe assault Breed's Hill?

3 times

2

Finish this quote - "Don't fir until you see the . . .

whites of their eyes.

3

What was the first shot of the revolutionary war called?

The shot heard round the world

4

Who was unanimously chosen as commander in chief of the continental army?

George Washington

5

How did General William Howe attack the patriots position on top of Breed's Hill that ended up costing him many casualties?

Full frontal assault

6

What is the name of the battle where the "shot heard round the world" took place?

Lexington and Concord

7

What is a colonist who supported independence called?

Patriot

8

What is a colonist who remained faithful to England called?

Loyalist

9

What was the solution that the 1st Continental Congress came to called?

Declaration of Resolves

10

Who is for his midnight ride?

Paul Revere

11

What king of soldiers do the British HIRE to help put down the American rebellion?

Hessians

12

What was the Continental congress's last plea for peace to King George III?

Olive Branch Petition

13

Where did George Washington place the cannon to force General Howe to leave Boston without a shot fired?

Dorchester Heights

14

How did the patriots gain new confidence after they lost the battle of Breed's Hill?

They had less than 1/2 the casualties as the British - and if they had more ammunition they would have won.

15

Explain the quote - - "I wish we could sell them another hill at the same price"

The colonist had less than 1/2 the casualties as the British (the price was all the lost lives)