What was the first conflict of the American revolution? (HINT: Shot heard round the world)
8 Americans killed in Lexington and many killed on both sides in Concord.
What was the nickname for the Continental militia men that were ready within a minute's notice?
It didn't matter whether they got ambushed or not, they were ready.
The Americans asked the French to join the war on their side, what finally convinced them? (HINT: Battle)
Benedict Arnold and his army took Saratoga from British General John Burgoyne. This convinced the French that the Americans were strong enough to fight the British and have a chance at winning. And the French wanted revenge from the Seven year's war.
Was the Boston massacre the colonists fault, or the British's fault?
They were threatening, calling names, throwing stuff at the soldiers and then a colonists attacked a soldier and his gun discharged and so the British officer had to give the order to fire. It's considered a massacre after Paul Revere drew the engraving of the massacre which showed the British as murderers.
What did the colonists dress up as in the Boston tea party?
They weren't disguised very well at all actually.
Where did the 'Crossing the Delaware' battle occur?
They surprised the British allies called Hessians who were elite German mercenaries and were defeated by Washington and his men within and hour. Washington's army marched about 9 miles before getting to Trenton.
What was the type of warfare called that the Americans used against the British?
The British considered it coward-like even though they were losing officers and soldiers rapidly. It works is all the Americans thought about it. There are no rules in war.
What did each American colony form to help defend there homeland?
Mainly consisted of countrymen, farmers, merchants, etc. Not trained soldiers.
What invention help make muskets more accurate by making a spiral barrel instead of a smooth barrel?
Most Americans that used Guerrilla warfare tactics had rifling so they could stay a good distance away and be unseen and if seen have time to run.
Who was the general that surrendered at the Battle of Yorktown?
He was stuck in the middle of the city and refused to do the gentlemen-like way of surrendering by handing his sword to the enemy general and had his commanding officer do it.
What state had the most conflicts occur before and during the war? (HINT: Northern colony)
Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Lexington and Concord and so on.
What was the name of the German officer that help train American troops new tactics and fighting styles at Valley Forge?
He wasn't able to stay in the German army because of his homosexuality. Creepy to sleep in the same tent with him.
Who was decided to write the Declaration of Independence? (HINT: Future president)
Suggested by John Adams because of the way he is convincing in his writing.
What officer in the French and Indian war was an American general in the American Revolution?
It makes very little sense if any but he fought for the colonies in the end. First the Thirteen colonies the the United States of America.
What did Benjamin Franklin suggest as the Nation's Bird?
It ended up being the Bald Eagle.
Who was assigned to fix the national debt after the war?
It was like saying 'Ok, our country is 20 trillion dollars in debt, fix it.' And having no idea what to do. They said 'Good luck!' and you walked out and needed to fix that debt. Imagine, 20,000,000,000,000 dollars. Sounds familiar doesn't it. :)
Who killed Alexander Hamilton in the most famous duel in American history?
July 11th, 1804 was the date of this. The only thing is that the 3 people spectating all say something different on what happened. All say Hamilton died but one says Hamilton missed on purpose, one said he tried to kill Burr, and the other says Hamilton's gun wasn't even loaded and missed on purpose. And also it is said that they're two things for what Burr did, one says he missed on purpose but bad luck occurs and he hits Hamilton and the other says he just tried to kill him.
What country sold the Louisisana territory to America?
Emperor Napoleon sold the territory for 15 million dollars and it gave America access to New Orleans and the Mississippi river.
When was the Bill of Rights signed?
It was the promise kept from when the Declaration of Independence was signed was to add a Bill of Rights.
What was the expedition called that was sent out to explore the Louisiana territory from 1804 to 1806?
The Corps of Discovery was what they were called, 50 men including Lewis and Clark and Lewis' dog Seaman and Clark's slave York. Along the way they met Sacagawea, not when they started. And the myth where she lived to be 90 years old, is false and she live to be like 25 actually.
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