Key Battles and Events
Vocab
People and Places
100

What was the significance of the Battle of Saratoga?

A) The French were persuaded to become allies with the colonists.

B)The British divided the colonies.

C)The British granted the colonist their independence.

D)The French sided with Great Britain



A) The French were persuaded to become allies with the colonists.

100

The American army during the American Revolution.

A) Patriots

B) Loyalists

C) Continental Army

D) Redcoats

C) Continental Army

100

General of the Continental Army.

George Washington

200

Which of these was a weakness of the Continental army?

A)supply shortages

B)weak commander

C)unfamiliar territory

D)long travel distances 

A)supply shortages

200

A nation that joins another nation in some common effort, such as fighting a war.

A) Partnership

B) Ally

C) Friend

D) Militia


B) Ally

200

During the Winter of 1777, General Washington and his men made camp in _____ ______. 18 miles Northwest of Philadelphia.

Valley Forge

300

Which of these describes the mood of most colonies following the events at Lexington and Concord?

A)They were reluctant to start a war.

B)They sided with the Loyalists against the Patriots.

C)They were eager to declare war against the British.

C)They were eager to declare war against the British.

300

A small army made up of ordinary citizens who are trained to fight in an emergency.

A) Hessians

B) Mercenaries

C) Militia

D) Continental army

C) Militia

300

"Washington knew he had to do something—quickly. Gathering his last troops together, he read to them from ______ ______ new pamphlet, The Crisis.

Hint: He also wrote "Common Sense" - pg. 124

Thomas Paine.

400

How was the Treaty of Paris in 1783 a victory for the United States?

A) Great Britain became allies with France.

B) Great Britain continued the war.

C) Great Britain recognized the United States as an independent nation.

D) Patriots became allies with France. 

C) Great Britain recognized the United States as an independent nation.

400
The violent attempt to resist or overthrow the government or another authority. 


A) Rebellion

B) Boycott

C) War

D) Resistance

A) Rebellion

400

One of the Commander-in-Chief's of the British Army during the American Revolution.

A) George Washington

B) King George III

C) William Howe

D) Paul Revere

C) William Howe

500

How did the American Revolution impact the rest of the world?

A) It encouraged other nations to fight for their independence.

B) It made other nations fearful of the United States.

C) It led to Great Britain giving up its other colonies. 

A) It encouraged other nations to fight for their independence.

500

Define Prosperous.

Wealthy, flourishing financially.

500

Led the British forces during the later years of the American Revolution. Surrendered in 1781 to the Continental army and French forces at the Battle of Yorktown.

A) William Howe

B) King George III

C) Lord Charles Cornwallis

D) Queen Elizabeth.

C) Lord Charles Cornwallis

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