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2.2 American Independence

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  • Q1
    What British action prompted the colonists to begin protesting Parliament's policies?
    increasing taxation after the French and Indian War
    organizing secret societies called the Sons of Liberty within the colonies
    firing gunshots into a crowd of colonists in Boston
    quartering British troops in private homes
  • Q2
    Why did colonial leaders organize the First Continental Congress?
    to ensure that all of the colonies were prepared for war
    to prepare a document indicating their intention to form an independent nation
    to demonstrate their loyalty to Great Britain
    to persuade the British government to improve their treatment of the colonies
  • Q3
    What was the main purpose of the pamphlet Common Sense?
    to convince the colonists that they require Great Britain's protection
    to propose that the colonists form a new government based on the British monarchy
    to suggest ways for the colonists to improve relations with Parliament
    to persuade the colonists to delare indepepndece from Great Britain
  • Q4
    The Declaration of Independence states that all people have "unalienable" rights. Which of the following best describes an unalienable right?
    a right that cannot be taken away by a government
    any right granted by Congress
    the right to be free of taxation
    any right given by a majority of the popular vote
  • Q5
    Which of the following statements about how the state constitutions differed is true?
    Only half of the state constitutions placed limits on the power of the governor
    Some state constitutions established governments divided into two branches
    Some state constitutions set property qualifications that limited voting rights
    Most constitutions created republican governments, but a few states chose other forms
  • Q6
    According to the Declaration, what gives governments their power?
    Consent of the king
    Consent of the governed
    Legislative vote
    Consent of the President
  • Q7
    What description represents unalienable rights?
    Rights given only to the wealthy
    Rights given to poor
    Rights for the nobility
    Rights that cannot be taken away
  • Q8
    The natural rights spoken of in the Declaration of Independence refers to which of the following
    Education, welfare, and property
    Life Liberty and Pursuit of happiness
    Food Water and Shelter
    Voting, education, and protection
  • Q9
    According to the Declaration of Independence, when do people have the right to overthrow the government?
    When government gets too big
    when government becomes destructive of our rights
    during a depression
  • Q10
    Of the points of the Declaration of Independence, What was not included.
    The Preamble
    The grievances of the colonists
    Absolving allegiance to Great Britain
    The Equality of Mankind

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