Flashcards on The American Revolution and the Birth of a Nation

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When did the American Revolution take place?

1775-1783

Which country did the American colonists fight against during the Revolution?

Great Britain

Who wrote the pamphlet 'Common Sense,' which advocated for American independence?

Thomas Paine

What event marked the beginning of the American Revolution?

The Battles of Lexington and Concord

Who was the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the Revolution?

George Washington

In what year was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

1776

What was the name of the treaty that officially ended the American Revolution?

Treaty of Paris

Which battle is considered a turning point in the American Revolution?

The Battle of Saratoga

Who wrote the American national anthem 'The Star-Spangled Banner'?

Francis Scott Key

What were the American colonists fighting for during the Revolution?

Independence from British rule

Which Enlightenment philosopher heavily influenced the ideas behind the American Revolution?

John Locke

What was the name of the group of American colonists who supported independence from Britain?

Patriots

Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

What was the name of the colonial militia organized to fight against the British?

Minutemen

Which battle marked the final major engagement of the Revolution?

The Battle of Yorktown

What document declared the Thirteen Colonies independent from Britain?

The Declaration of Independence

When did the American Revolution take place?

1775-1783

Which country did the American colonists fight against during the Revolution?

Great Britain

Who wrote the pamphlet 'Common Sense,' which advocated for American independence?

Thomas Paine

What event marked the beginning of the American Revolution?

The Battles of Lexington and Concord

Who was the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the Revolution?

George Washington

In what year was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

1776

What was the name of the treaty that officially ended the American Revolution?

Treaty of Paris

Which battle is considered a turning point in the American Revolution?

The Battle of Saratoga

Who wrote the American national anthem 'The Star-Spangled Banner'?

Francis Scott Key

What were the American colonists fighting for during the Revolution?

Independence from British rule

Which Enlightenment philosopher heavily influenced the ideas behind the American Revolution?

John Locke

What was the name of the group of American colonists who supported independence from Britain?

Patriots

Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

What was the name of the colonial militia organized to fight against the British?

Minutemen

Which battle marked the final major engagement of the Revolution?

The Battle of Yorktown

What document declared the Thirteen Colonies independent from Britain?

The Declaration of Independence

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