• Colonial Period Worksheet and quiz 3

    NAME:…………………………………………

    Date: …………………………….

    Questions:

    1. The Continental Congress selected a committee of five men to write an official declaration of independence ………………………………………….
    2. The Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress on………………………………………….
    3. …………………………………………….. wrote a short political pamphlet named Common Sense, which urged Americans to seek freedom from Great Britain.
    4. In April, 1775, …………………………………. sent 700 redcoats to seize weapons and arrest Patriot leaders.
    5. The Second Continental Congress sent a document named as ………………………………to Parliament which detailed the things Americans were unhappy about.
    6. Colonists in Boston threw snowballs and rocks at British soldiers on ……………………………
    7. ………………………………………………… was known as the ‘Firebrand of the American Revolution’.
    8. The British passed the Tea Act in ………………………..
    9. …………………………………………. at least 5,000 Bostonians met at Old South Church to protest the Tea Act. 
    10. In September, 1774 a group of ……………………. delegates met in Philadelphia for the First Continental Congress. 

    Answers:

    1. In June of 1776
    2. July 4, 1776
    3. Thomas Paine
    4. General Gage
    5. the Olive Branch Petition
    6. March 5, 1770
    7. Samuel Adams
    8. 1773
    9. On December 16, 1773
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