9th & 10th grade history


For those not there today below is your weekly work. I have been ill since Friday night so even though I said no study guide this is what I have for you. You will complete the blank test and turn it in for a grade on Tuesday. (YOUR TEST WILL ALSO BE TUESDAY ) So you have a week to complete and study the blank test and no there is no multiple choice or word bank this is the same test you will see next Tuesday.



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American History test

Chapter 6

The War for Independence

1) After how many years did America establish her independence?

2) In the beginning even after blood had been shed, the colonist attempted to?

3) In 1775 the continental congress approved sending…………..to king George lll calling for amends.

4) What was the Declaration of cause and necessity of taking up arms?

5) a. What did king George issue in response to the olive branch petition and the Declaration of cause and necessity of taking up arms?

b. What did this document state about the American colonies?

6) a. What bared all trade with the colonies and provided for the confiscation of their ships?

b. In essence what did this do to the colonies?

7) a. Who published the pamphlet entitled the common sense?

b. This pamphlet argued against……………and…………….. Claim of authority over the……………..?

8) Name the foreign troops that king George hired and sent to America to help show his control?

9) a. The congress appointed a committee to take up the resolution led by……………….. this committee prepared………………………………………………………………………………………..?

b. What was the name of this doc?

c. How many grievances did it have listed against the king?

d. When was the document unanimously adopted by congress?

10) John Adams later pointed-out that the foundation of independence was in the………………….and ……………….. of the people long before the war began.

11) Our founding fathers were well read and greatly influenced by in their political thoughts by by what two British political theorist?

12) Locke promoted……………………….Theory the idea that government derives from it’s authority from the consent of the governed rather than divine right of king.

13) This provides the best known history of English law/ written by Blackstone?

14) A.What do we call the colonist who favored independence……………………?

b.We got this from the English party called…………….. who opposed a strong monarchy.

c..This group opposed the fight for independence?..................... or …………………. the name of the pro monarchy party in Britain.

15) Give me two advantages the patriots had during the war for independence?

16) One important fact about George Washington?

17) Who was America’s most valuable ally in our war against Britain?

18) Two men who were close and most invaluable to Washington during the war?

19) What did Delkalb and Pulaski have in common they both?

20) What was America’s largest problem during the war?

21) Who was Haym Salomon? (Give me his nickname for extra credit)

22) Because of low funding our troops were?(4things)

23) Who was the 21 yr old British school teacher who was hanged for treason, when trying to relay information to George Washington?

24) …………….. and his ………………British troops with the help of his brother’s naval fleet basically took over………………..?

25) What were two patriot victories in the winter of 1776-1777?

26) What is Benedict Arnold famous for?

27) a. Washington spent the winter of 1776-1777 with his troops where?

b. How many soldiers died there?

c. And from what three causes?

28) General Burgoyne after two fierce battles surrendered his troops of……………….. men to General ……………….?

29) a. What battle was the turning point for the war?

b. And why?

30) What American Indian helped in the translation of the gospel of mark into the Mohawk language?

31) a. A private vessel commissioned by congress or the state?

b. These cargo ships and fishing vessels were equipped with guns and helped play a strategic role in the war by?

32) What three commanders led the war in the south?( give me all three nicknames for extra credit)

33) What battle stopped a British Invasion of N. Carolina?

34) Who was the British commander at Yorktown?

35) Name the victory that secured America’s Independence?

36) What treaty recognized the 13 former colonies as Free, Sovereign, and Independent states?

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