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1 French & Indian War The battle for Quebec was the decisive conflict in the French & Indian War (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons) The French & Indian War A) exerted economic pressure on France, but not Great Britain B) brought recognition to George Washington both in the colonies and Great Britain for his courageous role in a bloody battle C) eliminated tensions between settlers and Indians in the Ohio River Valley D) brought in a number of mercenary Hessian soldiers to aid the British E) resulted in France acquiring a great deal of territory in North America

2 Sources of Revolutionary Ideology The "Join or Die" image attributed to Ben Franklin (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons) Question 1222: One important ideological source of colonial resistance to British authority in the period leading up to the Revolutionary War was A) the writings of King George III B) Richard Hakluyt's accounts of visitors to the New World C) Great Awakening preaching D) the Council of Trent E) John Jacques Rousseau's novel Emile

3 Imperial Attitudes An elaborate political cartoon mocking the "death" of the Stamp Act (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons) Which of the following best characterizes the British political leadership in relation to the American colonies following the French & Indian War? A) a reluctance to defend mercantilist policies B) a willingness to seek common ground with colonists expressing dissatisfaction C) a recognition that strong economic growth in the colonies made the British Empire stronger as a whole D) misunderstanding and a general lack of knowledge of conditions and attitudes prevalent in the colonies E) creativity and flexibility in governance

4 Sugar Act The Sugar Act proved quite unpopular in the colonies (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons) Question 1224: Which of the following statements about the 1764 Sugar Act are accurate? I. It actually reduced the tax on molasses. II. It hindered colonial trade, particularly with the French West Indies. III. Its passage followed the imposition of the Stamp Act. IV. Colonists had mostly evaded the previous taxes set under the Molasses Act. A) I, II, and IV only B) II, III, and IV only C) I and II only D) I, II, and III only E) all of the statements are accurate

5 Stamp Act's Impact The Stamp Act led to significant protests in several colonies (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons) "Never did the British Parliament, [until the Stamp Act], think of imposing duties in American for the purpose of raising a revenue.... This I call an innovation, and a most dangerous innovation." This quote is from which of the following documents? A) Thomas Paine's Common Sense B) Thomas Jefferson's A Summary View of the Rights of British America C) John Dickinson's Letter from a Pennsylvania Farmer D) Patrick Henry's 1775 speech to the House of Burgesses E) Richard Henry Lee's Westmoreland Resolution

6 Revolutionary Ideas The Second Continental Congress, 1776 (Image Source: Architect of the Capitol) Question 1226: Which of the following statements is not part of the Declaration of Independence? A) "these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States" B) "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal" C) "Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe" D) "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it" E) "He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people"

7 The American Revolution "American Soldiers" by Jean Verger (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons) During the American Revolution A) colonial forces controlled most of the major cities during the duration of the war B) the earliest battles of the war took place in the Southern colonies C) British and Hessian troops scored major victories in New Jersey over Washington's troops at Trenton and Princeton D) the colonial victory at Saratoga proved critical as it both weakened the British forces and convinced the French to offer military and financial support E) British General Cornwallis consistently and convincingly defeated colonial forces in a series of engagements in the Carolinas

8 John Dickinson's report from the Annapolis Convention (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain) Question 1228: While the 1786 Annapolis Convention was convened to discuss commerce issues among the various states, its real impact came in its call for A) war with Great Britain over western forts B) a constitutional convention to address defects in the Articles of Confederation C) condemning the rebellion led by Daniel Shays in Massachusetts D) support for those seeking to overthrow French King Louis XVI E) a Bill of Rights

9 Compromises at the Convention George Washington presiding at the Constitutional Convention (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain) Question 1229: Which of the following was not an element of compromise at the 1787 Constitutional Convention? A) counting slaves in determining the number of representatives in the House B) Congress being able to ban the slave trade after 1808 C) a bicameral legislature, with each state receiving two members in the Senate and proportional representation in the House D) the location of the nation's capital between Maryland and Virginia E) a prohibition of taxation on exports

10 The Federalist Ratification votes for the U.S. Constitution (Image Source: Library of Congress) Question 1235: The collection of essays published in 1787 and 1788 as The Federalist included all but which of the following arguments? A) a Bill of Rights was a necessary protection of the rights of citizens B) the Articles of Confederation were insufficient in governing the nation C) a republican government was best for governing a large territory like that of the U.S. D) political factions were dangerous E) a one-man chief executive is necessary for an effective administration

11 Constitutional Provisions Next to winning independence, the Constitution was the nation's chief accomplishment of the 1780s (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain) All but which of the following are phrases from the U.S. Constitution drafted in 1787? A) We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union B) the Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided C) this Constitution... shall be the supreme law of the land D) the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people E) no title of nobility shall be granted by the United States

12 Powers of Congress Identify the following powers delegated to Congress in the Constitution: I. To fix the standard of weights and measures II.To make rules concerning captures on land and water III. To suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in time of peace IV. To regulate commerce... with the Indian tribes V. To borrow money on the credit of the United States A) I, II, III, and V only B) II, III, IV and V only C) I, II, IV, and V only D) I, II, III, and IV only E) all of the powers were delegated to Congress by the Constitution

13 America and the French Revolution "The French National Guard on Its Way to the Army, 1792," by Cogniet (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain) Question 1237: During the French Revolution A) Americans universally supported the opponents of the French monarchy B) Thomas Jefferson, who served as the first Secretary of State, was pleased with the calm and thoughtful ways in which the French citizenry dealt with bringing democratic principles to France C) many Americans supported the ideals of the revolution, but were shocked and horrified by the numerous executions and mob violence D) George Washington actively supported King Louis XVI because of the help the U.S. had received during the American Revolution E) Alexander Hamilton condemned the British for declaring war on France following the execution of King Louis XVI


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