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Revolutionary War

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  • Q1
    What document states that all people are created equal and have rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
    The Constitution of the US
    Charters of the VA Company of London
    The Declaration of Independence
    The VA Statute for Religious Freedome
  • Q2
    What explains why the VA colonists disagreed with the British Parliament?
    the colonists believed they should not be taxed because they did not have representation in Parliament
    the colonists felt they should not be taxed because they had no representation in the House of Burgesses
    the colonists believed they should be taxed because they had equal representation in Parliament
    the British king began to tax te colonists after he promised he would never tax them
  • Q3
    What was the name of the governing body in England during the Revolutionary War?
    House of Burgesses
  • Q4
    The Declaration of Independence includes all of the following EXCEPT-
    all of the authority to govern belongs to the people in the colony
    all people have the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
    all people are created equal
    all people must follow the rules of the King
  • Q5
    What does the term "no taxation without representation" mean?
    to return products imported from England
    to refuse to pay someone for working
    to tax someone without having a voice in Parliament
    to refuse to use English products
  • Q6
    Who is this person " I was born in the colonies and do not feel like a British subject. I will fight with the Americans"
    an African American
    A British citizen
    a patriot
    a loyalist
  • Q7
    Who is this person " I was an enslaved African American who spied on the British for the Continental Army. At the end of the Revolutionay War, I successfully requested my freedom."
    Captain John Smith
    Thomas Jefferson
    James Lafayette
    Patrick Henry
  • Q8
    Who was the commander-in-chief of the First Continental Army?
    George Washington
    Patrick Henry
    James Lafayette
    Thomas Jefferson
  • Q9
    Who drafted the Declaration of Independence?
    James Madison
    Thomas Jefferson
    George Washington
    Patrick Henry
  • Q10
    Which was NOT a role of Virginians during the Revolutionary War?
    Some Virginians remained loyal to Great Britian
    some enslave African Americans fought for the British
    many Virginians fought withe the Continental Army
    all Virginians remained loyal to the king
  • Q11
    Who spoke out against taxation without representation by saying, "give me liberty or give me death"?
    Thomas Jefferson
    Patrick Henry
    George Washington
    James Lafayette
  • Q12
    Where did the final battle of the American Revolution take place?
    Great Bridge
  • Q13
    As a result of the Revolutionary War-
    the colonists had to continue paying unfair taxes on certain items
    the colonists were forced to move back to Great Britain
    Great Britain continued to control Colonial VA
    Great Britain gave up control of the colonies
  • Q14
    Identify the last significant military battle involving British forces and the Continental Army.
    Battles of Lexington and Concord
    Battle of Yorktown
    Battle of Saratoga
    Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Q15
    Each of these citites have been the capital of VA EXCEPT-

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