21. Paine's CommonSensewas crucial in convincing many Americans that what they should fight for was Correct D. an independent and republican America separate from Britain. 22. The Loyalists were particularly strong among Correct A. conservative and well-off Americans. 23. Besides George Washington, the most militarily effective American officer in the early campaigns of 1776 and 1777 was Correct C. General Benedict Arnold. 24. The Battle of Saratoga was a key turning point of the War for Independence because Correct B. it brought about crucial French assistance to the Revolutionary cause. 25. The primary French motive in aiding the American cause was Correct A. to weaken the British Empire. 26. The British especially relied on the numerous Loyalists to aid them in fighting the Patriots Correct D. in the Carolinas. 27. Most of the Six Nations of the Iroquois under Joseph Brant fought against the American revolutionaries because Correct B. they believed that a victorious Britain would contain westward American expansion. 28. The British defeat at Yorktown was brought about by George Washington's army and Correct A. the French navy under Admiral de Grasse. 29. In the peace negotiations at Paris, the French wanted the Americans Correct C. to acquire only the territory east of the Appalachian Mountains.
30. The British yielded the Americans a generous peace treaty that included the western territories primarily because of Correct A. the desire of the weak Whig ministry in London for friendly future relations with the United States.