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1. Q: How many American Colonies were there that went to war with Great Britain in the American War of Independence?

A: 9

B: 12

C: 13

D: 50

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2. Q: What year was the Constitution of the United States formulated?

A: 1887

B: 1776

C: 1797

D: 1787

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3. Q: What year was the Stamp Act crisis?

A: 1765

B: 1770

C: 1759

D: 1760

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4. Q: "What philosopher stated that all individuals possessed certain ""natural rights""-such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of propery?"

A: John Adams

B: John Locke

C: John Smith

D: John Wesley

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5. Q: Who urged the House of Burgesses to condemn the Stamp Act?

A: Henry James

B: George Washinton

C: Patrick Henry

D: John Adams

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6. Q: Who forcibly prevented the distribution of stamps and forced the resignation of the stamp collectors?

A: The Freedom Force

B: US Calvary

C: The Boston Militia

D: Sons of Liberty

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7. Q: Who came up the the Townshend Acts?

A: Charles Townshend

B: John Dickenson

C: King William II

D: William Pitt

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8. Q: What were the Townshend Acts?

A: Tax's on sugar

B: Dutie's on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea

C: Laws against murder

D: Laws against freedom of religion

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9. Q: Who protested by meeting to spin yarn for cloth and avoid purchasing cloth from British manufacturers?

A: Daughters of Liberty

B: Wifes of Hope

C: Freedom Sewers

D: Women of Freedom

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10. Q: "Who said that the British government should: ""Repeal the laws, renounce the right, recall the troops, refund the money, and return to the old method of requisition.""?"

A: King George III

B: Benjamin Franklin

C: Frederick North

D: Thomas Hutchinson

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11. Q: Who was the governor of Massachusetts in the early 1770s who was for an independent American colonies?

A: Benjamin Franklin

B: James Madison

C: Patrick Henry

D: Thomas Hutchinson

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12. Q: What was the incident where British troops fired on a mob, killing five people in Boston, later called?

A: Boston Massacre

B: Boston Tea Party

C: Boston Killing

D: Tax Massacre

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13. Q: What British customs ship did a Rhode Island mob destroy?

A: Gaspee

B: George

C: William

D: Elizabeth

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14. Q: Who helped establish the Committee of Correspondence in the Massachusetts assembly?

A: Patrick Henry

B: Samuel Adams

C: Lord North

D: John Adams

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15. Q: The Boston Tea Party took place in?

A: 1775

B: 1771

C: 1773

D: 1768

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16. Q: Who secured the Tea Act to assist the East India Company?

A: Samuel Adams

B: Thomas Jefferson

C: William Howard

D: Lord North

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17. Q: What did the patriots disguise themselves as at the Boston Tea Party?

A: Fish

B: Native Americans

C: Pirates

D: Women

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18. Q: Where was The first Continental Congress held?

A: Boston

B: Richmand

C: Jamestown

D: Philadelphia

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19. Q: Who warned the colonial militia that British General Gage was coming?

A: Patrick Henry

B: Thomas Jefferson

C: Paul Revere

D: Samuel Adams

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20. Q: Where were the first battles between the British army and the colonial militia?

A: Boston and Philadelphia

B: Lexington and Concord

C: Concord and Boston

D: Lexington and Philadelphia

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21. Q: Who wrote Common Sense?

A: Thomas Paine

B: Thomas Jefferson

C: Samuel Adams

D: John Adams

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22. Q: Who led the Continental Army?

A: Samual Adams

B: George Washington

C: Patrick Henry

D: Charles Lee

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23. Q: Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

A: George Washington

B: Samuel Adams

C: Thomas Jefferson

D: John Hancock

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24. Q: When did congress order the publication of the Declaration of Independence?

A: June 3, 1776

B: July 1, 1776

C: July 4, 1776

D: September 3, 1776

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25. Q: What document declared the colonies as the free and independent United States of America.

A: Bill of Rights

B: Common Sense

C: Declaration of Independence

D: The Freedom Essay

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26. Q: What European countries did the American Colonies receive crucial aid from?

A: Germany and Russia

B: Italy and Greece

C: Sweden and Norway

D: Spain and France

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27. Q: What was the largest active force the Continental Army ever had at one time?

A: 150,000 Troops

B: 85000 Troops

C: 24,000 Troops

D: 175,000 Troops

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28. Q: Where was the last major battle of the Revolutionary War fought?

A: Boston

B: Saratoga

C: Yorktown

D: Philadelphia

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29. Q: Where was the Battle of Bunker Hill?

A: Boston

B: Philadelphia

C: Saratoga

D: Yorktown

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30. Q: Who was the British General at the Battle of Bunker Hill?

A: Gage

B: Howe

C: North

D: Hutchinson

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31. Q: Where was North Carolina Governor Josiah Martin's force defeted by the patriots

A: Battle of Bunker Hill

B: Battle of Yorktown

C: Battle of Germantown

D: Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge

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32. Q: Who led the forces that took Fort Ticonderoga?

A: George Washington

B: Benjamin Franklin

C: Ethan Allen

D: Richard Montgomery

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33. Q: Who led the Continental Army across the Delaware?

A: Charles Lee

B: George Washington

C: Philip Schuyler

D: Guy Carleton

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34. Q: What countries troops did Washington defeat at Trenton after crossing the Delaware?

A: Germany

B: France

C: Spain

D: Italy

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35. Q: Where did 2,500 of 11,000 of Washington's troops die from exposure or disease during a winter encampment?

A: Germantown

B: Brandywine

C: Princeton

D: Valley Forge

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36. Q: Where did the patriots receive their first major victory causing British General Burgoyne to surrender?

A: White Plains

B: Bennington

C: Saratoga

D: Yorktown

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37. Q: Who forced General Burgoyne to surrender at Saratoga?

A: Charles Lee

B: Horatio Gates

C: Benedict Arnold

D: George Washington

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38. Q: What British general defeated Horatio Gates at the Battle of Camden?

A: Howe

B: Cornwallis

C: Clinton

D: North

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39. Q: What captain captured the British sloop Drake and the warship Serapis?

A: Harry Lee

B: Horatio Gates

C: John Paul Jones

D: Daniel Morgan

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40. Q: What treaty concluded the American Revolution?

A: Treaty of Yorktown

B: Treaty of London

C: Treaty of Philadelphia

D: Treaty of Paris

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41. Q: Who drafted the Articles of Confederation?

A: John Adams

B: John Dickinson

C: Thomas Jefferson

D: John Hancock

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42. Q: The 1976 Shays' Rebellion led by Daniel Shays was over what major issue?

A: religion

B: land rights

C: debt

D: slavery

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43. Q: At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, who proposed the New Jersey Plan?

A: James Madison

B: Alexander Hamilton

C: Ben Franklin

D: William Patterson

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44. Q: At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, who proposed the Virginia Plan?

A: James Madison

B: Alexander Hamilton

C: George Washington

D: Willaim patterson

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45. Q: At the Constitutional Convention of 1787, the Virginia Plan proposed?

A: One vote for each state

B: Very limited National government

C: A three part national government: house, exectutive, and judiciary

D: One house based on population

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46. Q: What compromise was made to ease representation issues surrounding the population differences of states?

A: An upper house based on population, a lower with equal representation

B: An upper house with equal representation, a lower based on population

C: Presidential vote based on population

D: A single parliament

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47. Q: At the Constitutional Convention, what percentage of slaves was agreed upon to count towards representation?

A: 60%

B: 50%

C: 40%

D: 30%

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48. Q: Under the Constitutional Convention of 1787, to limit popular power, the Presendent would be elected by?

A: State Legistlature

B: Electoral College

C: State Governors

D: State Senators

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49. Q: Under the Constitutional Convention of 1787, to limit popular power, Senators would be elected by?

A: State Legistlature

B: Electoral College

C: State Governors

D: House of Representatives

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50. Q: What papers did John Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay write to convince people that states would retain power under the Constitution?

A: Freedom Essays

B: The Republic

C: The Federalist

D: The libertarians

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51. Q: What year was the Constitution finally ratified?

A: 1777

B: 1787

C: 1788

D: 1789

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52. Q: Who was the first president of the USA?

A: George Washington

B: James Madison

C: Benjamin Franklin

D: Samuel Adams

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53. Q: How many states first ratified the Constitution?

A: 13

B: 11

C: 10

D: 9

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54. Q: Who led the Colonial troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill?

A: George Washington

B: Charles Lee

C: William Prescott

D: Thomas Gage

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55. Q: "Who said ""don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes""?"

A: George Washington

B: Joseph Warren

C: Willam Howe

D: William Prescott

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56. Q: Who led the Bostonians at the Boston Tea Party?

A: Samuel Adams

B: Willam Prescott

C: Paul Revere

D: Benjamin Franklin

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57. Q: Who became the third President of the United States?

A: Benjamin Franklin

B: Thomas Jefferson

C: James Madison

D: John Adams

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58. Q: "What document starts out ""We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal...""?"

A: Constitution of the United States

B: Bill of Rights

C: Declaration of Independence

D: The Federalist

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59. Q: Who lived at Monticello?

A: George Washington

B: Benjamin Franklin

C: John Adams

D: Thomas Jefferson

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