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100

Which American Indian group sided with the British and which sided with the French as the war began?

The Iroquois sided with the British against the French and Iroquois's old enemies, the Algonquin's and Huron's

100
How did the Albany plan of union seek to involve the colonists in the French and Indian war?

It called for the colonists to join to defend themselves against the French and their American Indian allies.

100

What role did the committee of correspondence play?

They kept other colonies aware of what was going on Massachusetts. 

100

What arguments did the Colonists have against more British Taxes.

Colonists thought that taxes were unfair and against their rights as citizens under the English constitution.

100

What positions did colonists take in regard to the war as it began?

Some colonists supported the independence movement, some supported the British, some remained neutral.
200

Why did Washington and his men fight the French?

They fought over Fort Duquesne, a fort the French had built where Washington was told to build one.

200

Give two results of the Treaty of Paris.

It ended the French and Indian war and marked the end of French power in North America.

200

How did they colonists boycott and use petitions to get British tax laws repealed?

The colonists boycotted good the British had taxed. They sent petitions to the king asking for the act to be repealed.

200

Why were many colonists dissatisfied with the Tea Act?

They felt tea tax was unfair.

200

Contrast the Patriots and the Loyalists.

Patriots favored independence and war against Britain. Loyalists were colonists who supported Britain.

300

Why did the delegates from the colonies want to form a union?

If they formed a union, they could combine the resources and fight the French together.

300

Who fought the French and Indian War, and for what reason?

French and Huron and Algonquin allies fought the British and their Iroquois allies for control of land in North America.

300

How did the Boston massacre influence the colonists' feelings toward Britain.

Public anger, resentment, and anti-British sentiment increased.

300

How did other colonies respond to the Intolerable Acts.

Other colonists didn't agree with the Acts and supported Massachusetts by refusing to export anything to Britain and boycotting British goods.

300

Explain how the militia and minutemen played a role in the fighting between colonists and the British?

Militia were citizens armies formed throughout the colonies. The minutemen were a small, highly trained group prepared to fight the British at a minute's notice.

400

Why were French attacks in the forest successful?

The British moved noisily in the forest, and sharp shooters could easily see the red uniform.

400

What role did George Washington play in the French and Indian War?

He built a fort in the west and attacked the French, firing opening shots of the war.

400

How did colonists respond to the Townshend Acts?

Many colonists were angry, they responded by boycotting British goods and organizing marches and protests against the Townshend Acts.

400

How were the minutemen able to defeat the British at Concord?

The minutemen took cover in nearby woods as they fired at the British. Local women also fired from the windows of their homes.

400

Why did the colonists choose to throw the British tea into Boston harbor?

To show that the British had treated them unfairly and to keep them from making a profit from the tea.

500

In what ways did Pitt help Britain win the war?

Pitt sent Britain's best generals to North America, and promised to pay colonists well for service and supplies in support of the war.

500

What events led to the repeal of the Stamp Act in 1766.

The Stamp Act Congress sent petitions to the king and the parliament and colonists boycotted British goods.

500

Why was Fort Ticonderoga important to the colonists?

The fort had cannons and it was located near a route to Canada, providing more control of the region.

500

How did King George react to the olive branch petiton?

King George III was furious and sent more troops to the colonies to crush the revolt.

500
Why did Ralph Emerson call the first shot in Lexington "the shot heard round the world"?

The shot was essentially the beginning of the American Revolution, which led to the founding of a new nation.

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