The Continental Army Sample Essay

The Continental Army Sample Essay.

The Continental Army Sample Essay

HIS 101 Chapter 5 Open-Book Reading Quiz

  1. Which of the following is NOT true about the Continental Army?

It was easier for the Confederation Congress to finance the army since the fighting took place in America.

  • When the British Army and Navy arrived in New York City in the late summer of 1776, a series of battles ensued.  Which of the following is NOT true about the Battles of New York City?

The British won all the battles, took the city, but Washington succesfully capture New York City on Christmas night, 1776.

  • By 1777, Washington believed the only way to win the war was to attack the British Army and completely destroy it.


  • The American Revolution can also be called a civil war, because American Patriots/Whigs also fought American Loyalists/Tories.  Which of the following is NOT an example of this?

Most loyalists were in the countryside, and tried to avoid seaport cities.

  • Which is NOT true about the Battles of Saratoga (October, 1777)?

This was George Washington’s greatest victory of the war.

  • The winter spent at Valley Forge (1777-78) was an example of….

How the Continental Congress could create an army, but not supply it.

  • Way out in the West, what did George Rogers Clark order his men (“Rangers”) to do in sight of a British fort on the Mississippi River in 1778?

Kill five captured Indians.

  • Despite the fact that American frontiersmen were hostile to Indians along the frontier, George Washington ordered that all Americans, including soldiers, treat the Indians fairly (i.e. in upstate New York in August, 1779).  He hoped to encourage all Indians to support the patriots, and he hoped to use them against the British and loyalists.


  • What did the American commander at Charleston, S. C. (General Benjamin Lincoln) beg to have done to save the city from the British in 1780?

Arm slaves to help defend the city (Plantation owners refused).

  1. John Adams was a good choice to join Benjamin Franklin in negotiating the Treaty of Paris (1783), because, as Thomas Jefferson said, the friendly Adams “loved Franklin, loved John Jay, loves the French, and loves the English.”


  1. The Republican Ideology embraced by the American Revolutionaries was for pure democracy, like in ancient Athens.


  1. The new 13 states had state constitutions even before the U.S. Constitution was written in 1787.  Most of these constitutions even included a bill of rights.


  1. Which of the following is NOT true about the Articles of Confederation?

The Confederation had no national court, but could tax the states.

  1. Which of the following was NOT an example of the “social revolution” that resulted from the American Revolution?

Thomas Jeremiah, the wealthiest black man in North America, died peacefully of old age in Charleston, S.C..

  1. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

All Native American tribes who allied with the Patriots were allowed to keep their lands after the war. The American Revolution was a victory for them the same as it was for white Americans.

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