Video Worksheet: The American Revolution
Introduction/The People Get Political
___1. Which monarch rose to the throne of England in 1760?
___2. Name the first two laws passed by Parliament to raise revenue in 1964.
___3. Which law passed by Parliament caused serious riots in Boston in 1765?
___4. What did Parliament do to the Stamp Act in 1766?
The Boston Massacre
___5. What form of protest did the Colonists use to fight the Townshend Act, which taxed a variety of goods coming from Britain?
___6. Who was the first to die at the Boston massacre, a half-Wompanoag, half-black dockworker named _____________.
___7. Who created an engraving of the Boston massacre that caused widespread anger across the colonies?
The Boston Tea Party
___8. What did English politicians known as the Whigs say would happen to people in the government who held too much power?
___9. Which law was passed by Parliament in 1773, indicating who would rule in colonial America?
___10. Which group was responsible for throwing the 300 chests of tea into Boston Harbor?
___11. Parliament responded to the Boston Tea Party by passing which set of laws, one of which closed the port of Boston?
The Shot Heard 'Round the World
___12. At which Massachusetts town did the first fighting of the Revolutionary War take place?
___13. How many British soldiers had been shot by the time the British troops returned to Boston from Lexington and Concord?
The Declaration of Independence
___14. Which colonial assembly sent King George an "olive branch petition" humbly begging him to address their wrongs?
___15. What was the name of the pamphlet written by Thomas pain in January of 1776, which called for independence?
___16. What did Jefferson call the rights of all human beings, among them "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?"
___17. Name the time period in which thinkers such as Thomas Jefferson and other philosophers such as John Locke and Count de Montesqueue lived?
___18. What is the basis of the idea of popular sovereignty, the idea that the people have the right to change the government if it becomes destructive?
Power to the People?
___19. Which group was disturbed by ideas of equality and the idea that women and enslaved Africans had political rights?
___20) Which type of colonist took care of the farm when the landowners went off to war?
___21) Which group that made up one-fifth of all American colonists, was not given any freedoms as a result of the Declaration of Independence?
The War for Independence
___22. Which army had a 3000-mile supply line over the Atlantic Ocean?
___23. Which army fought a guerilla war, where militiamen hid behind trees and fields rather than lining up in rows?
___24. Where did George Washington's Army experience its lowest point at a standstill in the fighting?
The World Turned Upside Down
___25. In which 1777 battle did the American general Gates defeat the British Burgoyne and turn the tide in the war in the favor of the Americans?
___26. Which nation joined the Americans against the British and formally recognized America's independence?
___27. Which British general was defeated at Yorktown in 1781 by Washington, who swept south from new York when the French defeated a British fleet?
___28.What was a major provision of the Treaty of Paris of 1783, which ended the War for American Independence?
Winners and Losers
___29. Which Indian tribe agreed to remain neutral during the war, but which ended up siding with the British?
___30. Which African nation was formed after the Revolutionary War by returning slaves?
___31. What form of government was supported by the working classes of the colonies, where the people would control the power of government?
|Introduction/The People Get Political
A) The Sugar and Currency Acts
|The Boston Massacre
F) Paul Revere
H) Crispus Attucks
|The Boston Tea Party
|The Shot Heard 'Round the World
(Not all choices are used)
|The Declaration of Independence
R) Common Sense
|Power to the People?
|The War for Independence
Z) The British
The World Turned Upside Down
CC) Saratoga, NY
|Winners and Losers
GG) The Iroquois