- Loyalists came home to angry mobs, and some were forced to flee the country.
- Native Americans were pushed farther west and forced to sign unfair treaties. - Although emancipation took place in many northern states, slavery continued in the South, and free African Americans gained few rights. The Spreading of Revolutionary ideas: - The Patriots' idea of liberty spread to other nations and helped trigger revolutions around the world. - Participants in the French Revolution of 1789 cited the American precedent as inspiration for overthrowing their king and removing most of France's aristocrats. - In the nineteenth century, independent republics emerged throughout Latin America. - During the twentieth century, Africans and Asians began national liberation movements. Questions: Causes of the Revolution - What was one way that colonial governments differed from the British government? Colonists’ rights were defined by formal documents, British rights were defined by laws and tradition - Why did the colonists so angrily protest the Stamp Act? They believed there should be no taxation without representation. - Why did parliament raise taxes on the colonies after the French and Indian War? To pay war debts and keep the colonies safe - What was the colonists’ main objection to the Stamp Act? The colonists did not want to be taxed directly by Parliament - What actions by the colonists surprised John Adams? The increase of political activity about taxes - Which of the following was included in Patrick Henry’s Virginia Resolves? Colonists could be taxed only by colonial assemblies - Why did Sons of Liberty form? To lead popular protests against the Stamp Act - Why did colonists form committees to enforce non importation agreements? To ensure that colonists observed the boycott of British goods - Why did British soldiers open fire on colonists in the event known as the Boston Massacre? Colonists had thrown rocks and snowballs at the soldiers
- What was the goal of the committees of correspondence? To provide unity and leadership for anti-British colonists - What was the purpose of the Boston Tea Party? To protest the tax Parliament had levied on tea - Why did Parliament pass the coercive Acts? To punish colonist for the Boston Tea Party - Which statement best describes the significance of the First Continental Congress? It showed unified colonial opposition to the Coercive Acts Declaration of Independence - What did Congress send to King George III as a sign of peace? An “Olive Branch Petition” - Why did colonial leaders convene a Provincial Congress to govern Massachusetts? Patriots objected to Great Britain’s naming General Thomas Gage as governor - Why did General Thomas Gage send soldiers to Lexington? To arrest colonial leaders in hiding there - Why did the Second Continental Congress ask George Washington to lead the Continental Army? Washington was an experienced officer - Why did the Second Continental Congress send an “Olive Branch Petition” to King George III?
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