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Grade 8 American Revolution
Which was the first attempt to create an organized government?
  1. The Decleration
  2. The Constitution
  3. The Treaty of Paris
  4. The Articles of Confederation
Grade 8 American Revolution
What was the second attempt to create a government, and the one we still use today?
  1. The Decleration
  2. The Constitution
  3. The Treaty of Paris
  4. The Articles of Confederation
Grade 8 American Revolution
What were the essays written to defend the Constitution called?
  1. Federalist Papers
  2. Treaty of Paris
  3. Bill of Rights
  4. Decleration
Grade 8 American Revolution
What it the Treaty of Paris?
  1. The document that declared war.
  2. The document that officially ended the war.
  3. The document that complained about the British.
  4. The document that praised the British.
Grade 8 American Revolution
What issues did the first form of government have? Choose all that apply.
  1. Weak central government
  2. States have to much power
  3. Easy to make changes
  4. Easy to collect taxes
Grade 8 American Revolution
Why did they want to declare independence?
  1. They felt like they were being treated fairly.
  2. They wanted to be allies with Britain.
  3. They were being treated unfairly.
  4. They did not want to make their own decisions.
Grade 8 American Revolution
The army of the colonies was called the
  1. Continental Congress
  2. Continental Army
  3. King's Army
  4. Royal Army
Grade 8 American Revolution
The colonies declared independence from Britain in
  1. July 1776
  2. December 1677
  3. January 1807
  4. July 1999
Grade 8 American Revolution
The British had many advantages in the war including
  1. homefield advantage
  2. support of the French
  3. men anxious to be in the army
  4. strong Navy and well-trained army
Grade 8 American Revolution
On Christmas night, Washington and his troops crossed the
  1. Lexington Bridge
  2. Appalachian Mountains
  3. Delaware River
  4. Border into Canada
Grade 8 American Revolution
Where were the first shots fired in the Revolutionary War?
  1. Boston
  2. Concord
  3. Luxembourg
  4. Charleston
  5. Indianapolis
Grade 8 American Revolution
I was on command of the American ship Bonhomme Richard during the most famous naval battle of the Revolution.
  1. Philip Fithian
  2. John Paul Jones
  3. Friedrich von Steuben
  4. Marquis de Lafayette
Grade 8 American Revolution
Grade 8 American Revolution
Who was the commander of the Continental Army?
  1. Thomas Jefferson
  2. Thomas Paine
  3. Benedict Arnold
  4. George Washington
Grade 8 American Revolution
Who was the King of Britain at the time of the war?
  1. King George lll
  2. King George ll
  3. King Henry lV
  4. King Henry Vlll
Grade 8 American Revolution
When was the Treaty of Paris signed?
  1. 1780
  2. 1783
  3. 1785
  4. 1789
  5. 1791
Grade 8 American Revolution
When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, representatives of the United State and Great Britain signed the
  1. Potsdam Declaration
  2. Versaille Treaty
  3. Mayflower Compact
  4. Treaty of Paris
Grade 8 American Revolution
Grade 8 American Revolution
Laws passed by the British Parliament that placed import duties on tea, paper, glass and paint.
  1. Bill of Rights
  2. Townshend Acts
  3. Quartering Act
  4. Agriculture Revolution
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