Events Leading To American Revolution 2018 /Enlightenment Thinking 2

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Events Leading To American Revolution 2018 /Enlightenment Thinking 2

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  • 1. 
    Complete the following analogyThomas Paine: __________Thomas Jefferson: _____________
    • A. 

      Common Sense: Amenrican Crisis

    • B. 

      Common Sense: Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      Common Sense: Constitution of 1776

    • D. 

      Declaration of Independence: American Crisis

  • 2. 
    Common Sense encouraged colonists to think about...
    • A. 

      War

    • B. 

      Making peace with the King George III

    • C. 

      Independence

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D. 

      James Madison

  • 4. 
    What fundamental political idea is expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      A government that denies its people certain basic rights can be overthrown

    • B. 

      Government should guarantee its citizens economic security

    • C. 

      The national and state governments should share power

    • D. 

      Rulers from nations get power to rule from God and are have to govern in the best interest for all people

  • 5. 
    The concept of natural rights was included in the Declaration of Independence- influenced from John Locke.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."This quote came from which document? 
    • A. 

      US Constitution

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      Olive Branch Pettion

    • D. 

      Mayflower Compact

  • 7. 
    Machaivellli, a Renaissance political thinker, would be best remember by which of the following statements? 
    • A. 

      Be Bold, Do whatever it takes to stay in power, Be strong

    • B. 

      The weak will never survive in the end

    • C. 

      Be curious and love art

    • D. 

      Kings and Queens will rule the world

  • 8. 
    This event in 1763 stopped settlers from moving west of the Appalachain Mountains in order to protect "Indian lands".
    • A. 

      Proclamation of 1763

    • B. 

      Stamp Act

    • C. 

      Quartering Act

    • D. 

      Sugar Act

  • 9. 
    This act was the first direct tax that impacted everyone in the colonies, placed a tax on all paper items-newspapers, legal documents, playing cards, etc. 
    • A. 

      Proclamation of 1763

    • B. 

      Stamp Act

    • C. 

      Sugar Act

    • D. 

      Quartering Act

  • 10. 
    This event was also known throughout the colonies as the "Bloody Massacre" in an engraving by Paul Revere in which 5 people were killed in a mob riot. 
    • A. 

      Stamp Act Riot

    • B. 

      Boston Tea Party

    • C. 

      Quartering Act

    • D. 

      Boston Massacre

  • 11. 
    The cry of the colonists in the days leading up to the outbreak of the American Revolution was centered around what key phrase?
    • A. 

      "no taxation without representation"

    • B. 

      "I want my land back from the King!"

    • C. 

      "I do not want to pay taxes!"

    • D. 

      "Give me liberty or give me death!"

  • 12. 
    What were the colonists asked to do after the French and Indian War?
    • A. 

      Move off Indian lands west of the Appalachian Mountains

    • B. 

      Pay for the cost of the war since they had fought in the war

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    What happened after $1 million worth of tea was dumped into Boston Harbor:  The Boston Tea Party?
    • A. 

      They refused to drink any more tea ever again and more taxes were passed on colonies

    • B. 

      War broke out immediately

    • C. 

      The Port of Boston was officially closed by the British until the tea was paid for

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 14. 
    What event is known as the "shot heard round the world"?
    • A. 

      Boston Massacre

    • B. 

      Battle of Lexington and Concord

    • C. 

      Boston Tea Party

    • D. 

      Stamp Act

  • 15. 
    Montesquieu's philosophy can be found in which famous American document- separation of powers within the national government...
    • A. 

      Treaty of Paris

    • B. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • C. 

      US Constitution

    • D. 

      Gettysburg Address

  • 16. 
    John Locke believed in the concept of natural rights of the indiividual. What US document did he later help influence in our national history? 
    • A. 

      Gettysburg Address

    • B. 

      US Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Emancipation Proclamation

  • 17. 
    Select the best definition of revolution.
    • A. 

      Change

    • B. 

      War

    • C. 

      Conflict

    • D. 

      Independence

  • 18. 
    John Locke would have supported which of the following?
    • A. 

      The separate branches of government

    • B. 

      The desire to have a absolute monarch or king

    • C. 

      Social Contracts between the people and the government

    • D. 

      Life, Liberty, Property- Natural Rights

  • 19. 
    What document is known as the "ultimate break up letter"?
    • A. 

      Declaration of Rights

    • B. 

      English Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Magna Carta

  • 20. 
    What famous document begins with the following words, "when in the course of human events it becomes necessary..." 
    • A. 

      English Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      US Constitution

    • C. 

      Declaration of Independence

    • D. 

      Magna Carta

  • 21. 
    The Declaration of Independence laid the foundation for democratic thinking in the USA.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Using the quote from number 20, if the document states that people have certain unalienable rights, what would be the best meaning of this?
    • A. 

      Citizens have no rights at all

    • B. 

      Rights can not be taken away- these are the natural rights that all people have

    • C. 

      Only some people have rights

    • D. 

      You must earn these rights over time

  • 23. 
    The Intolerable Acts closed the port of Boston in 1774 after the events of the Boston Tea Party.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Which Enlightenment thinker helped to influence America's first government, The Articles of Confederation using the following statement: From Article V.
    1. "Freedom of speech and debate in Congress shall not be impeached or questioned in any Court, or place out of Congress, and the members of congress shall be protected in their persons from arrests and imprisonments, during the time of their going to and from, and attendance on congress, except for treason, felony, or breach of the peace."
    • A. 

      Voltaire

    • B. 

      Montesquieu

    • C. 

      Rousseau

    • D. 

      Wollestonecraft

  • 25. 
    Which Enlightenment thinker influenced Jefferson's thoughts from the Declaration of Independence quote? "...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government"
    • A. 

      Voltaire

    • B. 

      Locke

    • C. 

      Rosseau 

    • D. 

      Wollestonecraft

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