Social Studies American Revolution Study Guide

How troops felt about Washington and the end of the war

The troops felt strongly about Washington- so strongly that they made him the first president of the U.S.A. As for the war, they were glad that they won and earned their freedom from the British

Steuben did what for the Continental army?

He trained the army to be better

Lexington and Concord-which first?


2nd Continental Congress chose who to be leader of army?

George Washington

How did the Iroquois react to the end of the American Revolution

Most of them moved to Canada. They were largely ignored in the Treaty of Paris.

Common Sense

A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that claimed the colonies had a right to be an independent nation

Western Boundary of the U.S. according to the Treaty of Paris

The Mississippi River

Why did slaves join the British during the American Revolution?

Because the British offered them freedom.

Who captured British ships off the coast of England?

John Paul Jones

Proclamation of 1763- restriction on colonists

law forbidding English colonists to settle west of the Appalachian Mountains

Winner of French and Indian War


Capture of Fort Sackville at Vincennes by George Rogers Clark, did what?

Gave them control over the land of the Ohio River Valley

Burgoyne surrendered near?


Hudson River Valley-why important to British

The river was central to British strategy of dividing states from other colonies


An American Victory in Virginia that signaled the end of the American Revolution.

Lexington and Concord

the first battle of the American Revolution

Why did France and Spain help the Patriots

They saw that the Patriots were capable of defeating the British

1st battle of the war

Lexington and Concord


German mercenaries

Swamp Fox

Francis Marion's nickname

Thomas Jefferson

Author of the Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence- 3 main points

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Victory at Saratoga

Convinced the French and Spanish to help the Americans

Benedict Arnold

United States general and traitor in the American Revolution

Revolution over- what year


Battle of Princeton-surprise attack how?

Attacked Hessians while sleeping

Valley Forge

Place where Washington's army spent the winter of 1777-1778

Why objection to taxes after French and Indian war?

Colonists believed it was taxation without representation

Patrick Henry

Give me liberty or give me death" Supported the thought that violence was the only answer to the British

Unalienable Rights

LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS - rights that cannot be taken away by the government