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  • 1. 
    Before 1763 the Navigation Laws
    • A. 

      Were enforced heavily in the Amerrican colonies an were very effective

    • B. 

      Hurt GB more than the American colonies

    • C. 

      Were only loosely enforced in the American colonies

    • D. 

      Discouraged smuggling by American colonial merchants

  • 2. 
    The Navitagion Acts restricted
    • A. 

      Shipping lanes used by the Americans

    • B. 

      English vessels from entering Boston Harbor

    • C. 

      Commerce from the colonies to England and back to only English ships

    • D. 

      The use of the Port of Boston

  • 3. 
    Despite the benefits of the mercantile system, the American colonists dislkied it because it
    • A. 

      Forced the South into a one-crop economy

    • B. 

      Favored the nothern over the southern colonies

    • C. 

      Kept them in a state of perpetual economic adolescence

    • D. 

      Forced htem to sell their products to other countries at a reduced price

  • 4. 
    In some ways, the Navigation Laws were a burden to certian colonists because
    • A. 

      Britain had the only European empire basedon mercantilist principles

    • B. 

      They stifled economic initiative

    • C. 

      Those colonists were heavily taxed to help provide financing for the Royal Navy which protected colonial and British trade

    • D. 

      Norhtern merchants derived greater benefit from the system than did southern planters

  • 5. 
    Colonists objected to the stamp act because
    • A. 

      It was a very expensive tax

    • B. 

      They believed it oculd not be repealed

    • C. 

      Parliament passed the tax, not the colonial assemblies

    • D. 

      They wanted their independence

  • 6. 
    Passage of the sugar act and the stamp act
    • A. 

      Convinced many colonists that the british were trying to take away their historic liberty

    • B. 

      Exemplified to many colonists the difference between legislation and taxation

    • C. 

      Required action by each colonial legislature

    • D. 

      Resulted in fewer laws being passed by Parliament regarding the colonies

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Placed a ban on imported sugar , molassses, and tea

    • B. 

      Declared the american coloniesin a state of rebellion

    • C. 

      It closed the port of bostion

    • D. 

      It placed a tax on lead, paper, and tea and suspended the New York Legislature

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Rejoiced that parliament had seemingly aaccepted the american definition of representation

    • B. 

      Immediately called the First Continental congress into session

    • C. 

      Avoided the tax on tea by buying their tea directly from the British East India Compay

    • D. 

      Suspected that it was a trick to get them to violate their principle of "no taxation without representation"

  • 9. 
    As a result of american opposition to the townshend acts
    • A. 

      Parliament repealed all of the taxses levied under this legislation

    • B. 

      Prime minister townshend was forced to resign

    • C. 

      The port of boston was closed

    • D. 

      British officials sent regiments of troops to Boston to restore law and order

  • 10. 
    The most important action the first continental congress took to protest the "intolerable acts" was
    • A. 

      Forming "the association" to impose a cmplete bycott of all British goods

    • B. 

      Organizing a colonial militia to prepare for military service

    • C. 

      Forming committees of correspondence to communicate among all the colonies and develop political opposition to British rule

    • D. 

      Voting for independence

  • 11. 
    The event that precipitated the first real shooting between british and american colonists was
    • A. 

      A british attempt to seize bunker hill and the old north church

    • B. 

      The british attempt to seize colonial suppplies and leaders at Lexington concord

    • C. 

      The boston tea party

    • D. 

      The boston massacre

  • 12. 
    The british political party that was generally more sympathetic to the american cause was
    • A. 

      The tory party

    • B. 

      The labor party

    • C. 

      The county party

    • D. 

      The whig party

  • 13. 
    Identify the main organizef of the sons of liberty
    • A. 

      Sam adams

    • B. 

      George washingotn

    • C. 

      Champagne charlie

    • D. 

      Patrick henry

  • 14. 
    Thomas Paine's appeal for a new republican form of government was appealing to many Americans because
    • A. 

      They all agreed that social class differneces were wrong

    • B. 

      Their own eperience with democratic governance and the absence of a hereditary democracy had prepared them for the idea

    • C. 

      They recognized that paine was drawing on the best ideas from Plato;s "republic"

    • D. 

      They were fearfful taht southern planters like washington wanted to establish nobility in america

  • 15. 
    The battle of saratoga was a key turning point of the war for independence because
    • A. 

      It prevented the bbritish from keeping control of the key port of NYC

    • B. 

      It brought about crucial french assistance to the revolutionarly cause

    • C. 

      It ended the possibility of a peaceful settlement with britain

    • D. 

      It effectively destroyed british military power in the middle colonies

  • 16. 
    Identify the individula who was NOT a member of the Committee of Fice that drafted the Declaration of Independence
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson (VA)

    • B. 

      John Adams (MASS)

    • C. 

      John Dickenson (PA)

    • D. 

      Roger Sherman (CONN)

    • E. 

      Ben Franklin (PA)

  • 17. 
    The Olive Branch Petition
    • A. 

      Was passed by parliament

    • B. 

      Promised no treason charges if colonists stopped fighting

    • C. 

      Was an attempt by the colonists to gain support of Native Americans

    • D. 

      Professed American loyalty to the crown

  • 18. 
    Identify the two srains of western philosophy found in the decleration of independence
    • A. 

      Reverence of god with an airing of grievances

    • B. 

      A universal call for a republican form of government based on the life liberty and pursuit of phapiness

    • C. 

      Reverence for god and a respect for human intellect and action

    • D. 

      A call for a pure democracy based on human reason and action

  • 19. 
    Loyalists made up about _ percent of the american people
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      49

    • D. 

      52

  • 20. 
    All of the folllowing fates befell loyalists after the rev war except some
    • A. 

      Fled to canada

    • B. 

      Re-established themselves in america

    • C. 

      Were given aristocratic status in england

    • D. 

      Had their property confiscated

    • E. 

      Were exiled

  • 21. 
    Emmanuel Leutze's 1851 painting of washington crossing the deleware celebrates what event
    • A. 

      Washingtons atack on the hessians at trenton, NJ

    • B. 

      Capture of ft ticanderoga

    • C. 

      Retreat of american forces after Bunker Hill

    • D. 

      Canadian retreat of ft quebec

    • E. 

      American victory at lexington and concord

  • 22. 
    • A. 

      Lack of pay which made th soldiers feel that the continental congress was not keeping its promise

    • B. 

      Belief that the revolution is a lost cause

    • C. 

      Desire for reconciliation with britain was necessary

    • D. 

      Both b and c

  • 23. 
    The commmander of the french troops in america was
    • A. 

      Rochambeau

    • B. 

      Lafayette

    • C. 

      De grasse

    • D. 

      Howe

  • 24. 
    In the peace negotaitions at paris, the french wanted the americans
    • A. 

      To stop short of demanding full independence

    • B. 

      To negotiate a seperate peace with britain

    • C. 

      Not to negotiate a separate peace with britain

    • D. 

      To achieve political and military domination of North America

  • 25. 
    The british yielded the americans a generouspeace treaty that included the western territories primarily because of
    • A. 

      The desire of the weak new whig ministry in london for friendly future relations with the US

    • B. 

      The threat of further was with france

    • C. 

      The military power of the Us

    • D. 

      The willingness of the americans to yield on other issues like trade and fishing rights

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Folllow lead of spain, not france

    • B. 

      Get the colonies out of their obligations under the franco-american alliances

    • C. 

      Conslut with the colonies' french allies and make no separate peace arrangements with the british

    • D. 

      Demand british cecession of the trans-allegheny west ot the coonies