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America: 1763-1776

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What did the Treaty of Paris in 1763 set as the Western border of British lands in North America?

What percentage of regular soldiers who fought in the French and Indian War had enlisted in America?

Which of the following was a primary role of American units in the French and Indian War?

Which of the following best describes how the British troops viewed the American troops?

Which of the following statements is most nearly true?

Which of the following Indian leaders led warriors against British forts in the summer of 1763?

Which of the following Indian leaders was a prophet who called for the rejection of European culture and alliances?

Which of the following appeared to the colonists to signal a British desire to have a greater influence in North American affairs?

What did the Proclamation of 1763 set as the 'proclamation line,' west of which the British alone could govern colonial expansion?

Why were the writs of assistance authorized?

Which of the following cities was most greatly affected by the writs of assistance?

Who presented the case against the writs of assistance in front of the Massachusetts supreme court?

What was the result of the legal case presented against the writs of assistance?

Which of the following reasons did the British give for cracking down on smugglers?

Which of the following basic liberties did the writs of assistance infringe upon?

Why did the Sugar Act differ from previously passed economic measures?

Which of the following imported items had their duties raised by the Sugar Act?

What aspect of the Sugar Act was most offensive to colonists?

How and why did the British alter the duty on molasses two years after the Sugar Act was passed?

Which of the following describes the colonial opposition to the Sugar Act?

Why was the Stamp Act passed in 1765?

Which of the following was the colonies' greatest advocate in Britain?

Which of the following was the primary proponent of the theory of virtual representation?

Which of the following persuaded the Virginia House of Burgesses to pass the Virginia Resolves?

How did the Stamp Act differ from the Sugar Act?

Which principle did the Stamp Act bring into focus more than any other?

Where did opposition to the Stamp Act first arise?

Which of the following groups led the crowd that drove stamp distributor Andrew Oliver from his post?

Which of the following men was selected to lead the mob that drove Andrew Oliver from his post?

How many colonies sent delegations to the Stamp Act Congress?

Which segment of the British population was most eager for the repeal of the Stamp Act?

Which of the following describes the prevailing sentiment in the colonies when the Stamp Act crisis ended?

Where did opposition first arise to the Quartering Act?

What did the New York Suspension Act threaten to do?

Why was the Revenue Act of 1767 passed in Britain?

Which of the items taxed by the Revenue Act brought in the greatest amount of revenue?

Why did colonists disapprove of the Townshend duties?

Townshend's ulterior motive for the passage of the Revenue Act would have done which of the following?

Which of the following is credited with catalyzing resistance to the Townshend duties?

Who was responsible for the parliamentary reaction to the circular letters issued by the Massachusetts and Virginia legislatures?

How many times was John Wilkes elected to Parliament and denied his seat?

Which of the following methods of resistance employed during the Stamp Act crisis?

Which of the following is closest to the percentage of confiscated goods and ships awarded to customs informers?

Who owned the confiscated ship Liberty?

Which of the following taxes established under the Revenue Act remained in place when the others were repealed?

Who killed Crispus Attucks?

When did the Boston Massacre occur?

What was the Gaspee?

Which of the following proposed the creation of the committees of correspondence?

Why did Boston citizens resent the British soldiers stationed in Massachusetts?

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