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Study Guide for Chapter Seven: Revolutionaries at War, 1775-1783 Read the two page article titled: The Unfinished Revolution, 1775-1803 on pp. 162-3. Terms: Thomas Paine Common Sense Battle of Long Island Trenton Saratoga Treaty of Paris Articles of Confederation Yorktown Newburgh Conspiracy Lord Dunmore Dunmore’s Proclamation Declaration of Independence Benedict Arnold George Washington Hessians Gen. John Burgoyne The American Crisis Gen. Cornwallis Valley Forge Fort Wilson Riot John Paul Jones 1. Consider the factors that drove individuals and families to choose sides during the Revolution. Was it as much a civil war as revolution? Explain. 2. Why was Washington selected to command the army? 3. Why did many slaves side with the British? 4. Why was the pamphlet Common Sense so important? How did this pamphlet influence the decision to declare independence? 5. Why was the American victory at Trenton so important? 6. Why was the American victory at Saratoga so important?
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Unformatted text preview: 7. What were the benefits to the Americans of an alliance with France? 8. What were the Articles of Confederation? Why were they so weak? What was the significance of each colony drafting a constitution before 1787? 9. What was the intent of John Adams and others in focusing on the representation of interests over people in designing a government? Why were property requirements built into qualifications for office? 10. Describe the revolution on the frontier. Who were Henry Hamilton and John Sullivan and how did warfare on the frontier set the stage for future relations with Native Americans and the new nation? 11. What three main ideas inform these early state constitutions that would also shape the federal constitution drafted later. 12. How did tensions between rich and poor play out in the Continental Army and the militia forces fighting the for the Patriots?...
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