Presentation on theme: "SOL Quiz 8 American Revolution III. 1. The phrase "not worth a Continental" referred to a. the largely worthless money that Congress issued during the."— Presentation transcript:
1. The phrase "not worth a Continental" referred to a. the largely worthless money that Congress issued during the Revolutionary War b. the inadequacy of the soldiers in the Continental Army c. the incompetent mercenaries that Great Britain imported from continental Europe to fight the American army d. worthless land grants that Congress issued to the soldiers to pay them for their service in the army Faced with the need to fund an army and government, Congress decided to print its own money and back it up with revenues that Congress planned to gather from the states in the future. As people realized that Congress lacked the power to tax the states, and that the states would not voluntarily donate taxes to the national government, people lost faith in the money that Congress issued.
2. Which was NOT a method used by the Continental Congress to raise money? a. Congress placed a tariff on British imports. b. Congress borrowed money from foreign countries. c. Congress printed and issued paper money. d. Congress requested states to fund the war effort. A tariff is a tax on imports, and Congress did not have the power to levy taxes. Instead, Congress turned to a number of other sources to finance the government and the war. It chose to print paper money and ask foreign countries for loans or donations. This created a large debt which would present a problem for the new nation after the end of the war.
3. Which person became a traitor to the rebel cause? a. Benedict Arnold b. Horatio Gates c. Charles Cornwallis d. Nathaniel Greene Upset that he was not given greater credit as an American leader, Benedict Arnold decided to surrender the American- held fort at West Point and then join the British. Though his plan was uncovered, Arnold escaped to the British before being captured. He served as an officer in the British army and was present at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered.
4. The last battle of the Revolutionary War was fought at a. Bunker Hill b. Saratoga c. Valley Forge d. Yorktown During May of 1781, General Cornwallis led a large British army to the town of Yorktown which was near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. There Cornwallis expected to be resupplied by the British navy. However, Washington and his French allies surrounded the British army (with the Continental Army, several militia regiments, and French soldiers on land and the French navy off the coast). The trapped British were forced to surrender. Following this major defeat, Great Britain decided to end its war with the new United States.
5. According to the Treaty of Paris (1783), what became the western boundary of the United States? a. Appalachian Mountains b. Mississippi River c. Rocky Mountains d. Pacific Ocean According to the Treaty of Paris (1783), the Mississippi River became the western boundary of the U.S. America's northern boundary would be the Great Lakes and its southern boundary would be Spanish Florida.