Steps To The American Revolution: Overview

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Use pages 54-63 to answer the questions below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Look at the picture on page 54, who are the people in the redcoats?

    • A.

      British

    • B.

      Cheyenne

    • C.

      Iroquois

    • D.

      Colonists

    • E.

      Pilgrims

    Correct Answer
    A. British
    Explanation
    The correct answer is British because the people in the redcoats are typically associated with the British Army during the colonial period. The redcoats were the uniform worn by British soldiers, so it can be inferred that the people in the redcoats in the picture are British.

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  • 2. 

    _______ is the strength or force that can make people do things.

    • A.

      Control

    • B.

      Independence

    • C.

      Power

    • D.

      Segregation

    Correct Answer
    C. Power
    Explanation
    Power is the strength or force that can make people do things. It refers to the ability to influence or control others, either through authority, resources, or personal qualities. Power can be used to motivate, persuade, or compel individuals to take certain actions or behave in certain ways. It can be derived from various sources such as position, knowledge, wealth, or charisma. Power can be both positive and negative, depending on how it is used and the intentions behind it.

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  • 3. 

    What happened in 1765 that upset the colonists?

    • A.

      Boston Massacre

    • B.

      Boston Tea Party

    • C.

      Stamp Act

    • D.

      The writing of the Declaration of Independence

    Correct Answer
    C. Stamp Act
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Stamp Act. In 1765, the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which imposed taxes on all printed materials in the American colonies. This act was highly unpopular among the colonists as it affected a wide range of everyday items and activities, such as newspapers, legal documents, and even playing cards. The colonists saw this as a violation of their rights and protested against it, leading to widespread unrest and resistance against British rule. The Stamp Act played a significant role in fueling the growing tensions between the colonists and the British government, ultimately leading to the American Revolution.

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  • 4. 

    Look on page 57. What was the cause of the Stamp Act?

    • A.

      Colonists were angry

    • B.

      Britain wanted money from the colonists

    • C.

      Colonists poured tea into Boston Harbor

    • D.

      The colonists and British started fighting against one another

    Correct Answer
    B. Britain wanted money from the colonists
    Explanation
    The cause of the Stamp Act was that Britain wanted money from the colonists. This act, passed in 1765, required the colonists to pay a tax on printed materials such as newspapers, legal documents, and playing cards. Britain imposed this tax to help cover the costs of defending and administering the colonies after the French and Indian War. The colonists viewed the Stamp Act as unfair taxation without representation, which fueled their anger and resistance against British rule.

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  • 5. 

    When the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act, what did the put a tax on?

    • A.

      Tea

    • B.

      Newspapers and Paper Products

    • C.

      Corn

    • D.

      Land

    Correct Answer
    B. Newspapers and Paper Products
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Newspapers and Paper Products. The Stamp Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1765 and it imposed a tax on various paper goods, including newspapers, legal documents, playing cards, and pamphlets. This tax was a way for the British government to generate revenue from the American colonies and assert their authority over them. The Stamp Act was met with widespread opposition and played a significant role in fueling the American Revolution.

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  • 6. 

    During the Boston Massacre, what did the colonists throw at the British soldiers?

    • A.

      Rocks and Sticks

    • B.

      Snowballs and Rocks

    • C.

      Shoes

    • D.

      Glass

    Correct Answer
    B. Snowballs and Rocks
    Explanation
    During the Boston Massacre, the colonists threw snowballs and rocks at the British soldiers. This act of aggression was a response to the soldiers' presence and the tensions between the colonists and the British authorities. The throwing of snowballs and rocks escalated the situation and eventually led to the soldiers firing upon the crowd, resulting in several deaths.

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  • 7. 

    What did the colonists disguise themselves as before they poured the tea into Boston Harbor?

    • A.

      African slaves

    • B.

      Pirates

    • C.

      Indians

    Correct Answer
    C. Indians
    Explanation
    During the Boston Tea Party, the colonists disguised themselves as Indians. They did this to avoid being recognized and held accountable for their actions. By dressing up as Indians, they were able to create confusion and make it harder for the authorities to identify them. This disguise allowed the colonists to carry out their plan of pouring the tea into Boston Harbor without being directly linked to the act.

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  • 8. 

    Where were the first and second Continental Congresses held?

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      New York City

    • C.

      Los Angeles

    • D.

      Concord

    • E.

      Philadelphia

    Correct Answer
    E. Philadelphia
    Explanation
    The first and second Continental Congresses were held in Philadelphia. Philadelphia was a central location and a major city in the colonies at the time. It was chosen as the meeting place for the Continental Congresses due to its accessibility and political significance. The city also had a strong tradition of political activism and was home to many influential leaders of the American Revolution.

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  • 9. 

    What warning did Paul Revere shout as he rode from farm to farm?

    • A.

      The British are coming!

    • B.

      The British are gone!

    • C.

      Merry Christmas!

    • D.

      Lets get ready to rumble!

    Correct Answer
    A. The British are coming!
    Explanation
    During his famous midnight ride, Paul Revere shouted the warning "The British are coming!" to alert the colonial militias that the British troops were advancing. This warning was crucial in mobilizing the local militias and preparing them for the impending battle. It served as a call to arms and helped to rally the colonial forces in their fight for independence.

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  • 10. 

    Check off all the important ideas in the Declaration of Independence.

    • A.

      All for one and one for all

    • B.

      All people are created equal

    • C.

      People have rights that come from God; these can't be taken away from them.

    • D.

      People have the right to live, to be free, and to seek happiness.

    • E.

      Governments get their power from the people.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. All people are created equal
    C. People have rights that come from God; these can't be taken away from them.
    D. People have the right to live, to be free, and to seek happiness.
    E. Governments get their power from the people.
    Explanation
    The Declaration of Independence includes the important ideas that all people are created equal, people have rights that come from God and cannot be taken away, people have the right to live, be free, and seek happiness, and governments derive their power from the people.

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