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Topic Review: Revolutionary War Era

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Grade 8
Social Studies (2018)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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Social Studies (2018)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

113.20.4.A
113.20.4.C
113.20.4.B
113.20.4.D

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  • Q1
    Which concern of the colonists led to the American Revolution?
    Opposition to British tax policies
    Increasing immigration from countries other than Britain
    Fear of attacks by American Indians
    Desire for greater religious freedom
    30s
    113.20.4.A
  • Q2
    What law prohibited the colonist from moving West of the Appalachian Mountains after the French and Indian War?
    Stamp Act
    Intolerable Acts
    Proclamation of 1763
    Townshend Acts
    30s
    113.20.4.A
  • Q3
    Closing Boston Harbor as a result of the Boston Tea Party, General Gage taking control of Boston, and no town meetings were all examples of the-
    Intolerable Acts
    First Continental Congress
    Townshend Acts
    Quartering Act
    30s
    113.20.4.A
  • Q4
    What was the name of England's lawmaking group where the colonist lacked representation?
    Congress
    Mayflower Compact
    Parliament
    House of Burgesses
    30s
    113.20.4.A
  • Q5
    Why were tax laws like the Stamp Act, Sugar Act, and Townshend Acts passed by England?
    To help the colonist become more independent
    To help colonist make a better life for themselves
    To pay off war debt from the French and Indian War
    To ensure that their self-government worked
    30s
    113.20.4.A
  • Q6
    Why were colonist upset about the tax laws?
    They wanted to get rid of Mercantilsim
    They lacked representation in Parliament
    They did not have the finances to pay the taxes
    They wanted separation of church and state
    30s
    113.20.4.A
  • Q7
    What is considered the first battle of the American Revolution?
    Battle of Yorktown
    Battles of Lexington & Concord
    Battle of Trenton
    Battles of Saratoga
    30s
    113.20.4.C
  • Q8
    What battle is considered the turning point of the American Revolution because the victory encouraged the French to join the American side?
    Battles of Lexington & Concord
    Battle of Bunker Hill
    Battle of Yorktown
    Battles of Saratoga
    30s
    113.20.4.C
  • Q9
    Surrounded by the French and Continental armies, the British army was forced to surrendered at-
    Lexington
    Saratoga
    Yorktown
    Concord
    30s
    113.20.4.C
  • Q10
    Where did Washington and his soldiers train during the winter of 1777-1778?
    Yorktown
    Philadelphia
    Boston
    Valley Forge
    30s
    113.20.4.C
  • Q11
    What hardships did the Continental Army face at Valley Forge?
    Disease
    Harsh Winter
    All of the above
    Starvation
    30s
    113.20.4.C
  • Q12
    According to the Declaration of Independence, from what SOURCE does the government get its power?
    the king
    the president
    the consent of the governed
    the military
    30s
    113.20.4.C
  • Q13
    What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence?
    To declare war on France
    To declare the reasons the colonist wanted to separate
    To outline the structure for a new government
    To describe the new rights Americans would have
    30s
    113.20.4.C
  • Q14
    Great Britain recognized the United States as an independence country through the:
    Treaty of Paris 1763
    Articles of Confederation
    Treaty of Paris 1783
    Declaration of Independence
    30s
    113.20.4.C
  • Q15
    He wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
    George Washington
    Thomas Jefferson
    Samuel Adams
    John Adams
    30s
    113.20.4.B

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