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George Washington -
American Revolution 1 (1775 - 1783)

1) Washington opposed the 1765 British Act, the first direct tax on the colonies, and began taking a leading role in the growing colonial resistance when protests against the Townshend Acts (enacted in 1767) became widespread. What was the 1765 Act?Geeorge Washington

  1. Stamp

  2. Mail

  3. Grocery

  4. Labor

2) In May 1769, Washington introduced a proposal, drafted by his friend, calling for Virginia to boycott English goods until the Acts were repealed. Who was Washington's friend?

  1. George Harrison

  2. George Mason

  3. Thomas Jefferson

  4. John Adams

3) Parliament renewed the Townshend Acts in 1770. Washington regarded the passage of the Intolerable Acts in 1774 as "an Invasion of our Rights and Privileges".

  • True or False?

4) In July 1774, he chaired the meeting at which the resolutions were adopted, which called for the convening of a Continental Congress, among other things. What is the name of the resolutions?

  1. "Jefferson Resolves"

  2. "Mason Resolves"

  3. "Fairfax Resolves"

  4. "Stanton Resolves"

5) When did Washington attend the First Virginia Convention, where he was selected as a delegate to the First Continental Congress.

  1. January, 1776

  2. March, 1774

  3. July, 1776

  4. August, 1774

6) Washington appeared at the Second Continental Congress in a military uniform, signaling that he was prepared for war. When did the congress begin?

  1. May 10, 1775

  2. July 4, 1775

  3. May 10, 1776

  4. July 4, 1776

7) When did Congress create the Continental Army?

  1. May 14, 1775

  2. June 14, 1775

  3. August 14, 1775

  4. December 14, 1775

8) Who nominated Washington as General and Commander-in-chief?

  1. John Hancock of Massachusetts

  2. James Madison of Virginia

  3. John Adams of Massachusetts

  4. Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania

9) . Washington recruited regulars and assigned Baron and General, a veteran of the Prussian general staff, to train them. Who was the Prussian Baron and General.

  1. Peter Becker

  2. Harry Showalter

  3. Henry Mansfield

  4. Friedrich von Steuben

10) Washington's long-term strategy was to maintain an army in the field at all times, and eventually this strategy worked. His enormous personal and political stature and his political skills kept Congress, the army, the French, the militias, and the states all pointed toward a common goal.

  • True or False?

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George Washington:
American Revolution 1 (1775 - 1783)

1) A.  2) B.  3) False. Parliament repealed the Townshend Acts in 1770. Washington regarded the passage of the Intolerable Acts in 1774 as "an Invasion of our Rights and Privileges". 4) C.  5) D.  6) A.  7) B.  8) C.  9) D.  10) True


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