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The idea that the United States has a special mission to serve as a symbol of freedom, a refuge from tyranny, and a model for the world is called by historians:
American exceptionalism.
Sons of Liberty (1765) were said to oppose "every limitation of trade and duty on it." In this context define "duty":
What did the Sugar Act of 1764 that so vexed the colonists do to the already existing tax on molasses imported from the French West Indies?
it decreased it.
During the 1760s, backcountry protesters in the Carolinas were known as:
The Regulators.
What did the 1766 Declaratory Act declare?
that Parliament had the power to pass laws for the colonies "in all cases whatever"
The British imposed a direct tax (also called an "internal tax") for the first time on colonists with the:
Stamp Act.
Which was not part of the Boston Tea Party?
John Adams was sent to prison on December 17, 1773.
Committees of Correspondence in the colonies during the 1760s:
were a group of colonial elites who exchanged ideas and information about resistance to the Sugar, Currency, and Stamp Acts.
Which was not part of the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770?
It witnessed tea thrown into Boston Harbor and an Indian massacre.
Following the Boston Tea Party, Parliament imposed restrictions on Massachusetts that included closing the port of Boston, curtailing town meetings, and allowing soldiers to be lodged in people's houses. These restrictions were called:
Coercive or Intolerable Acts.
Which of the following was not a feature of the Stamp Act crisis of 1765?
The Stamp Act was passed by the Stamp Act Congress as a way to subvert the power of Parliament to tax the colonies.
When colonists insisted that because they were not represented in Parliament they could not be taxed by the British government, the British replied that they were represented by:
Virtual representation.
Which of the following was not a feature of the 1774 Intolerable Acts?
the repression of Catholicism in the colonies
What two European powers allied with the Americans in the War for Independence?
France and Spain
The Declaration of Independence:
declared the United States independent of British rule.
Which of the following was not a part of the balance of power between the British and American forces during the Revolution?
The British public was ambivalent over a war to retain the colonies; the American public was united behind a war for independence.
Thomas Paine's January 1776 pamphlet Common Sense argued all of the following EXCEPT:
It was common sense that in the struggle for independence the slaves to whom Lord Dunmore offered freedom ought to be freed.
The tactics of American resistance to British colonial policy from the mid-1760s through the mid-1770s included:
All of the above. (boycotts on the importation of British goods,
mass demonstrations in the port towns, speeches and pamphlets challenging Britain's right to tax its colonial subjects.)
The Daughters of Liberty were:
women who spun and wove cloth during the 1768 Townshend Duties boycott.