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American Revolution Questions - All Grades

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Grade 8 American Revolution
Written by Thomas Jefferson, this document cut ties between America and Great Britain and listed the numerous reasons justifying doing so.
  1. Declaration of Independance
  2. House of Burgesses
  3. Constitution of the United States
  4. Mayflower Compact
Grade 10 American Revolution
Who wrote Common Sense?
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. Patrick Henry
  3. John Dickenson
  4. Thomas Paine
  5. Ben Franklin
Grade 10 American Revolution
Grade 8 American Revolution
Grade 10 American Revolution
According to the Declaration of Independence, governments get their power from:
  1. The king of England
  2. The consent of the governed (the people)
  3. Parliament
  4. The military
Grade 10 American Revolution
What war caused England to find new ways of taxing their American colonies before the American Revolutionary War?
  1. The American Revolutionary War
  2. World War I
  3. The Civil War
  4. The French and Indian War
Grade 10 American Revolution
Why did the writers write the Declaration of Independence?
  1. To declare independence from England
  2. To join England politically
  3. To tax the colonists
  4. To pay the debt from the French and Indian War
Grade 10 American Revolution
Three of the unalienable (can't be taken away) rights included in the Declaration of Independence are:
  1. Basketball, football, and baseball
  2. Money, food, and housing
  3. Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness
  4. Equal rights, National Security, and Safety
Grade 10 American Revolution
What tax were the colonists protesting against in the Boston Tea Party
  1. Stamp Act
  2. Tea Act
  3. Sugar Act
  4. The Intolerable Acts
Grade 8 American Revolution
Thomas Jefferson borrowed ideas from this person in writing the Declaration of Independence?
  1. John Burgoyne
  2. Thomas Paine
  3. John Locke
  4. John Adams
  5. Barack Obama
Grade 8 American Revolution
George Washington and his Continental Army came closest to defeat at which event?
  1. Siege of Boston
  2. Battle of Yorktown
  3. Winter at Valley Forge
  4. Battle of Trenton
Grade 10 American Revolution
Grade 10 American Revolution
Grade 10 American Revolution
What document inspired the colonial soldiers to fight harder because it included rights for all Americans?
  1. The Declaration of Independence
  2. Articles of Confederation
  3. The United Stated Constitution
  4. The Treaty of 1769
Grade 10 American Revolution
Grade 8 American Revolution
All of the following are American victories EXCEPT...
  1. Trenton
  2. Siege of Boston
  3. Yorktown
  4. Bunker Hill
Grade 10 American Revolution
This word means to officially end.
  1. Impel
  2. Unanimous
  3. Declaration
  4. Dissolve
Grade 10 American Revolution
This word means agreed to by everyone.
  1. Unanimous
  2. Impel
  3. Preamble
  4. Political
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