THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Choose the correct answer to the questions below:

  1. Who was the first commander-in-chief of the United States army?
    the King of England
    George Washington
    Thomas Jefferson
















  2. What is the basic belief of the Declaration of Independence?
    The 13 colonies were part of England.
    The Pilgrims should have religious freedom.
    All people are created equal.
















  3. What war did the American colonists fight agaUSCISt England?
    World War II
    the Revolutionary War
    the French and Indian War
















  4. Why did the colonists go to war with England?
    They thought the English laws were unfair.
    They wanted religious freedom.
    They wanted Thomas Jefferson to be king.
















  5. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
    Abraham Lincoln
    Thomas Jefferson
    George Washington
















  6. When was the Declaration of Independence signed?
    July 7, 1976
    July 4, 1776
    January 1, 1776
















  7. What were the original 13 states called?
    colonies
    colonists
    colonial people

















    WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

    (Read the first word and choose the correct meaning)

  8. Commander-in-chief
    important idea
    not part of another country
    army leader
















  9. Revolutionary War
    army leader
    not part of another country
    war between England and America















  10. Independent
    all the people have the same rights
    important idea
    not part of another country















  11. Basic belief
    army leader
    important idea
    all the people have the same rights















  12. All men are created equal
    all the people have the same rights
    important idea
    war between England and America















    True or False?

    1. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.

            




















    2. The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776.

            






















    3. In 1776, the colonists wanted America to be part of England.

            






















    4. In 1776, the 13 colonies became the United States.

            






















    5. George Washington wrote the Declaration of Independence.

            






















    6. The American colonists fought a war agaUSCISt the Pilgrims.

            






















    7. George Washington was the commander-in-chief of the Colonial Army.

            






















    8. George Washington is called “the father of our country

            






















    9. George Washington was the first president of the United States.

            






















    10. The 13 stripes on the United States flag stand for the 13 original states.

            






















    11. England won the Revolutionary War.

            






















    12. Colonists were people who lived in the 13 colonies.

            





















    13. "All men are created equal” means that all people have the same rights.

            






















    14. The Declaration of Independence was signed at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

            





















    15. We call July 4th "Independence Day."

            






















    16. The colonists thought the English laws were unfair.

            





















    17. We celebrate George Washington's birthday on President's Day.

            






















    18. Thomas Jefferson was the first president of the United States.