Questions for Chapters 7-9
1. When was the American Revolution?
2. When was the French Revolution?
3. When was the Haitian Revolution?
4. What was the Age of Revolution?
5. What is the title of the first widely read slave autobiography published
6. Describe three events that paved the way for the American Revolution:
7. What was Dunmores Proclamation?
8. What was Common Sense?
9. What was the Declaration of Independence?
10. What was the first battle of the American Revolutionary War?
11. What was the last battle of the American Revolutionary War?
12. What was the Constitutional Convention?
13. What was Gabriels Rebellion?
14. What was Notes on the State of Virginia?
15. What was the difference between Federalists and Democratic-Republicans?
16. In what ways were Shays Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion similar?
17. Describe some of the fundamental tensions and contradictions in the US
after the American Revolution:
18. Who was Noah Webster?
19. Who were the first three presidents of the US?
20. Why was Eli Whiteys invention of the cotton gin of such great historical importance for areas not only within but also outside of the American South?
True or False
21. The late 18th century smallpox epidemic killed more North Americans than
did the American Revolutionary War.
22. As many as 100,000 African Americans may have escaped slavery and emigrated
from the US during or right after the American Revolutionary War.
23. Many African-Americans settled in Nova Scotia.
24. The Battle of Saratoga was a turning point in the American Revolutionary
25. The aid of the French was essential for the American colonists victory
in the American Revolution.
26. The first naturalization law passed by Congress in 1790 contained a white
27. The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 violated the First Amendments
protection of the right to free speech.
28. The US capitol was deemed the District of Columbia to honor Christopher
29. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 determined how land north of the Ohio River
would be governed and prohibited slavery there.
30. The US Constitution is the most enduring and most successful constitution in history.