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American 18th Century History Quiz

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What is the name of the British King who ruled over the American colonies for most the late 18th Century and was the target of much press and propaganda due to his poor handling of the Revolution?
Henry VIII
William IX
Harold II
George III

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The French and Indian War which dominated much of American history in the middle years of the 18th Century was a theater of what larger European war?
The Hundred Years' War
The Seven Years' War
The Napoleonic Wars
The War of the Roses

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What American founding father famously led his men during the Battle of Fort Necessity?
Andrew Jackson
James Madison
George Washington
John Adams

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The Battle of Fallen Timbers in 1794 saw what "Mad" American general rout the Western Confederacy?
William Henry Harrison
Anthony Wayne
Ulysses S. Grant
Andrew Jackson

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Upon the foundation of the United States of America, what documented government system was installed that built a loose alliance of individual American states?
The Federalist Papers
The Articles of Confederation
The Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions
The Washington Outline

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What American founding father and Boston legend organized the Boston Tea Party by rallying patriots throughout the city?
John Jay
Alexander Hamilton
James Madison
Samuel Adams

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What 1765 act by the British government sparked rebellious sentiment by requiring formal documents to be written on official taxed stamped paper produced by the British government itself?
The Stamp Act
The Pound Act
The Mill Act
The Pen Act

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American revolutionary soldiers were commonly known by which of the following collective nicknames?
Minutemen
Redcoats
Silverpike
Blacksmiths

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What is the name of the Odawa Chief who commanded troops in the French and Indian War and then started a namesake rebellion against the British crown in the Great Lakes Region from 1763-1766?
Tecumseh
Pontiac
Little Turtle
Black Hawk

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After the failure of the Articles of Confederation, the founding fathers drafted what other document which created the American government as we know it today?
The Treaty of Greenville
The Edicts of Nantes
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Constitution

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What is the name of the Boston silversmith who made a famous midnight ride as he warned American minutemen of an imminent British invasion?
James Monroe
Thomas Paine
Paul Revere
John Hancock

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The American people largely turned against the Articles of Confederation after what rebellion of unpaid veterans began to rage across the country unopposed?
American 18th Century History Quiz
Bacon's Rebellion
The Whiskey Rebellion
Shays' Rebellion
John Brown's Rebellion

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What is the name of the social commentator who published the pamphlets Common Sense and the American Crisis to convince Americans to rebel against the British?
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Paine
James Madison
Ethan Allen

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This famous painting depicts George Washington crossing what river to capture a Hessian mercenary encampment?
The Mississippi River
The Wabash River
The Delaware River
The Ohio River

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In what year did the Battles of Lexington and Concord kick off the American Revolutionary War?
1781
1779
1777
1775

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What American founding father is known as "The Father of the Constitution" because of his role in drafting the document?
Nathaniel Hawthrone
Rasquin Caesare
John Jay
James Madison

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One of the most unfortunate parts of the original Constitution was a compromise which declared that what kind of people only counted as 3/5 of a human being?
Slaves
Homosexuals
Muslims
Women

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General James Wolfe sacrificed his life to win what battle that effectively ended the French and Indian War?
The Battle of Winnipeg
The Battle of Tippecanoe
The Battle of Quebec
The Battle of Fallen Timbers

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What founding father and first President of the United States of America led the American Continental Army that fought off the British to secure independence?
George Washington
Ethan Allen
Nathaniel Greene
Thomas Jefferson

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What June 17th, 1775 battle saw the American rebels inflict profound casualties on the British as the two factions fought to claim territory in Massachusetts?
The Battle of Cowpens
The Battle of Bunker Hill
The Siege of Yorktown
The Battle of Fort Ticonderoga

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The American Revolution was largely successful thanks to the support of what nation whose assistance efforts were led by men like the Marquis de Lafayette?
Spain
Brazil
Italy
France

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What American founding father helped draft the Constitution and, according to folk tales, flew a kite with a key during a thunderstorm to test the conductive property of electricity?
Thomas Paine
Benjamin Franklin
John Adams
Thomas Edison

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What infamous American officer was planning to surrender West Point to the British before his plot was revealed and he fled the country?
Benedict Arnold
Ethan Allen
George Fitzpatrick
Nathaniel Greene

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What is the common name given to the punitive acts which the British crown placed upon the American colonists following the Boston Tea Party?
The No-Good Acts
The Shipping Acts
The Angry Master's Acts
The Intolerable Acts

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On March 5th, 1770, British soldiers shot and killed three protesters in what American colonial city?
Boston
Plymouth
New York City
Savannah

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George Washington proved the effectiveness of the federal government when he resolved what rebellion that occurred in 1794 in protest of taxation?
Bacon's Rebellion
The Whiskey Rebellion
Ford's Rebellion
The October Rebellion

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Ethan Allen led what famous troop during the Revolutionary War to capture Fort Ticonderoga?
The Red Sky Heroes
The Blue Ridge Corporals
The White River Reserve
The Green Mountain Boys

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What final decisive battle of the Revolutionary War saw Washington's forces and the French capture the British commander Cornwallis to force his surrender?
The Battle of Cowpens
The Siege of Yorktown
The Siege of New Orleans
The Battle of Boston

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What is the name of the treaty that ended the American Revolutionary War and recognized the United States of America as a new independent nation?
The Treaty of Greenville
The Treaty of Paris
The Treaty of Ghent
The Treaty of Versailles

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In order for the Constitution to be ratified, ten amendments collectively referred to by which of the following were attached to this document to protect the rights of citizens?
The Ten Truths
The Bill of Rights
The Ballot of Man
The Emancipation Proclamation

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