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2 This Virginian was one of the most important delegates to the Constitutional Convention and one of the richest men from his state. He pushed for a bill of rights as a necessary part of the new document, and this provided the basis for some of the first ten amendments to the Constitution. Who was he? A.George Mason B.Thomas Jefferson C.Alexander Hamilton D.Samuel Adams

3 A. George Mason

4 He was born in Rhode Island into a Quaker family. In 1776, he participated in the defense of New York City and was promoted to Major General. He played a very important role in General Washington's surprise attack on Trenton and also worked closely with Washington at Morristown, Brandywine, Germantown, Valley Forge, and Monmouth. From 1780 to 1783, he served as commander of the Southern Department. Who was he? A.Charles Lee B.Nathanael Greene C.Horatio Gates D.Benedict Arnold

5 B. Nathanael Greene

6 Who was the first president of the First Conti- nental Congress, which met in Philadelphia? A.Ben Franklin B.Patrick Henry C.John Dickinson D.Peyton Randolph


8 The Constitutional Convention or the Federal Convention took place from May to September, 1787, in what city? A.Boston B.New York C.Philadelphia D.Federal City (Washington D.C.)

9 C. Philadelphia

10 These laws, passed in response to the Boston Tea Party, placed restrictions on the colonists including outlawing town meetings and the closing of Boston Harbor. Identify these laws. A.Tea Acts B.Navigation Acts C.Townshend Acts D.Intolerable Acts


12 He became the chief artillery officer of the Conti- nental Army and a close confidant of George Wash- ington. In a truly remarkable trek, he and his men managed to transport a captured cannon from Fort Ticonderoga to Washington’s waiting army at Dor- chester Heights. He later became Washington’s Secretary of War. Who was he? A.Henry Clinton B.Henry Knox C.William Howe D.Horatio Gates

13 B. Henry Knox

14 These taxes, imposed to help make the colo- nial officials independent of the colonists, included duties on glass, paper, and tea. Smugglers increased their activities to avoid the tax leading to more troops in Boston. What act included these taxes? A.Sugar Act B.Stamp Act C.Quartering Act D.Townshend Act


16 The colonists and British soldiers openly clashed in Boston. This event was used as an example of British cruelty despite questions about how it actually occurred. Identify this event. A.Boston Massacre B.Boston Tea Party C.Cherry Valley Massacre D.Paoli Massacre

17 A. Boston Massacre

18 This British soldier, captain of the sentries on duty at the Boston Custom House, was acquitted in the trial that followed for his role at the Boston Massacre. What was his name? A.Daniel Duffy B.Prescott James C.Thomas Preston D.Jonathan Daniels

19 C. Captain Thomas Preston

20 This Act flatly declared Parliament’s right to make laws without the consent of the Colo- nies. Identify the Act. A.Quartering Act B.Declaratory Act C.Stamp Act D.Intolerable Act

21 B. Declaratory Act

22 Opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765 led to its repeal after how many years? A.Less than a year B.Two years C.Three years D.Five years

23 A. Less than a year

24 British Prime Minister Grenville imposed the Stamp Act upon the Colonies in 1765 for what reason? A.To raise revenues to support the new military forces B.To support the growing health expenses of King George III C.To pay the costs of running British Parliamentary Procedures D.To aid British efforts to keep Colonist safe in the Ohio Valley

25 A. To raise revenues to support the new military forces

26 Patrick Henry’s famous statement “… give me liberty or give me death” was in reaction to what tax passed by the British Parliament? A.The Sugar Act B.Townshend Acts C.The Stamp Act D.The Tea Act

27 C. The Stamp Act

28 This British General served as commander in chief of the British forces in North America from 1763 to 1774, when he was appointed military governor of Massachusetts. Identify him. A.William Wolfe B.Thomas Gage C.George Cornwallis D.William Braddock

29 B. Thomas Gage

30 After this battle on January 17, 1781, in South Carolina, American leader Daniel Morgan's army captured 712 prisoners, which included 200 wounded. Even worse for the British, the lost forces were the cream of Cornwallis's army. Where did the battle take place? A.Camden B.Kings Mountain C.Guilford Courthouse D.Cowpens


32 Though he spoke no English, he systematically trained the amateur American troops at Valley Forge in discipline and battle-readiness. This rigorous training saved the troops from com- plete defeat during the Battle of Monmouth. Who was this trainer? A.Baron von Steuben B.Thaddeus Kosciuszko C.Marquis de Lafayette D.Baron Johann de Kalb

33 A. Baron von Steuben

34 As a leader in the movement leading up to the American Revolution, he gave speeches com- memorating the Boston Massacre in 1772. He was elected as president to the Provincial Congress in 1774. Who was this doctor, who died in the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775? A.Halation Gates B.Israel Putman C.Joseph Warren D.Benjamin Lincoln

35 C. Joseph Warren

36 The Articles of Confederation were ratified 1781. What was the last state to ratify the Articles? A.Maryland B.Georgia C.North Carolina D.Virginia

37 A. Maryland

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