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 in 1789?

6. Describe three events that paved the way for the American Revolution:

7. What was Dunmore’s 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 Gabriel’s 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 Whitey’s 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 War.

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 person” prerequisite.

27. The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 violated the First Amendment’s protection of the right to free speech.

28. The US capitol was deemed the District of Columbia to honor Christopher Columbus.

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.