U.S. History Road To Independence

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For those of you who would like to know more about and all things US history plus events that led to Independence, then this is the quiz for you. If you are prepared to test your knowledge try it out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1. What is the Writs of assistance?

    • A.

      A legal document that allowed any colonists to search anywhere in anything that they pleased.

    • B.

      An act that lowered the taxes on molasses, coffe, wine,ect.

    • C.

      Incoming of money

    • D.

      A legal document that allos customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods.

    • E.

      Refusing to by something from an organization.

    Correct Answer
    D. A legal document that allos customs officers to enter any location to search for smuggled goods.
    Explanation
    The Writs of Assistance refers to a legal document that granted customs officers the authority to enter any location and conduct searches in order to find smuggled goods. This document allowed for unrestricted searches, giving officers the power to search anywhere and anything they deemed necessary. This measure was implemented to combat smuggling activities and enforce customs regulations effectively.

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  • 2. 

    What did the stamp act do?

    • A.

      Placed tax on almost all printed material in the colonies from newspapers and pamplets to wills and playing cards.

    • B.

      It repelled the sugar act.

    • C.

      Placed taxes on stamps.

    • D.

      Locked up prisoners.

    • E.

      Fur trade.

    Correct Answer
    A. Placed tax on almost all printed material in the colonies from newspapers and pamplets to wills and playing cards.
    Explanation
    The stamp act placed taxes on various printed materials in the colonies, including newspapers, pamphlets, wills, and playing cards. This act aimed to generate revenue for the British government and tighten control over the colonies. It was a significant cause of unrest and resistance among the colonists, as they viewed it as a violation of their rights and a form of taxation without representation. The act was eventually repealed due to the widespread protests and boycotts it triggered.

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  • 3. 

    The ______________ act stated that Parliment had a right to tax and make decisions for the british colonies "in all cases."

    Correct Answer
    Declaratory Act Townshend Acts Stamp act congress Comitee of correspondance
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Declaratory Act. This act, passed by the British Parliament in 1766, asserted their right to tax and make decisions for the British colonies "in all cases." It was enacted as a response to the repeal of the Stamp Act and was meant to assert British authority over the colonies after facing resistance from the colonists. The Declaratory Act ultimately paved the way for further acts and policies that would contribute to the growing tensions between the colonies and Britain, leading to the American Revolution.

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  • 4. 

    What was the Boston Massacre?

  • 5. 

    What is propaganda?

    • A.

      A Native American tribe from new york.

    • B.

      Information designed to influence opinions of the British.

    • C.

      Organization for protests

    • D.

      Suggestions

    • E.

      Formal expression of opinion

    Correct Answer
    B. Information designed to influence opinions of the British.
    Explanation
    Propaganda refers to information that is intentionally crafted and disseminated with the aim of influencing the opinions, beliefs, or actions of a specific audience. In this context, the answer "Information designed to influence opinions of the British" accurately describes the concept of propaganda. It highlights the purposeful nature of propaganda and its goal to shape the viewpoints of the British population.

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  • 6. 

    What was the nonimportation agreement?

    • A.

      An agreement where the colonists would do anything like feed or house the British soldiers.

    • B.

      When the british leaders tried to avoid some of the problems the stamp act caused.

    • C.

      When the colonists pleged not to buy or use goods imported from Britain.

    • D.

      Burning figures that represented tac collecters.

    • E.

      Formal expression of opinion

    Correct Answer
    C. When the colonists pleged not to buy or use goods imported from Britain.
    Explanation
    The nonimportation agreement refers to a pledge made by the colonists not to buy or use goods that were imported from Britain. This agreement was a form of protest against British policies and taxes, particularly the Stamp Act. By refusing to purchase British goods, the colonists aimed to put economic pressure on Britain and demonstrate their dissatisfaction with colonial rule. This act of boycotting British imports was one of the ways in which the colonists expressed their opposition and unity against British policies.

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  • 7. 

    Who were the daughters of Liberty and what was their purpose?

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