1. The chapter introduction tells the story of the Battle of Bunker Hill to make the point that a. Americans won their revolution by pitting dedicated amateur soldiers against the might of Britain's professional redcoats. b. initially the war went badly for the Americans, testing their commitment to liberty and independence. c. a key question in that battle and throughout the war was whether Americans would really fight to win their independence. d. declaring independence was one thing, but after the Declaration, actually fighting against the authority of one's own king was quite another. 2. The text suggests that a fundamental question at the outset of the Revolution was, "Will they fight?" Different individuals answered this in different ways. Which of the following does NOT accurately state one of the responses? a. Northern Anglicans and recent emigrants from the British Isles tended to remain loyal to the British. b. Most middle-class American revolutionaries preferred to join the Continental Army rather than merely become part of their local militias. c. The war to protect liberty and property was, ironically, waged by those classes of Americans who were poor and least free. d. In the latter part of the war, brutal civil war between loyalist and rebel bands raged across the South. 3. During the first year of the Revolution, American war aims shifted from a desire for redress of grievances to a demand for complete independence. All of the following influenced this shift, EXCEPT a. the impact of Tom Paine's Common Sense. b. Washington's refusal to command the Continental Army until independence was declared. c. congressional actions that would be appropriate only to an independent government. d. British actions to crush American resistance by force. 4. Which of these was NOT among the actions taken by the Continental Congress, before the Declaration of Independence, that seemed to be the actions of an independent government? a. drafting the "Olive Branch Petition" b. creation of a Continental Army c. dealing with Canada d. opening American trade to other nations 5. The Declaration of Independence based the case for independence on a. the violations of colonials' "rights as Englishmen." b. Parliament's infringements on American liberty. c. George III's infringements on American liberty. d. the argument that monarchical government violated both reason and the Bible. 6. The first, briefer section of the Declaration of Independence dealt with ________, while the second included ________. a. American grievances; reasons for now becoming independent of the English b. the general right of revolution based on natural rights; the specific offenses of King George III by which England forfeited its right to rule Americans c. the announcement of American independence; the reasons why such a declaration must be made at this time d. the assertion that all men are created equal; the rights of life, liberty, and happiness as justifications for severing ties with England
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