1776 April - August In US History
What do you know about 1776
(Apr-Aug) In US History?
Try this The
Year In US History Made Easy Quiz.
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at the end of the page.
On April 12, the Royal Colony of North Carolina produces the Halifax
Resolves making it the first British colony to officially authorize its
Continental Congress delegates to vote for independence from the Kingdom
of Great Britain.
2) What colony becomes the first American colony to
renounce allegiance to King George III of Great Britain on May 4?
- Rhode Island
3) On June 7, who is the Virginia delegate proposes to the
Continental Congress that "these united colonies are, and of right
ought to be, free and independent states."
- Patrick Henry
- Thomas Jefferson
- Richard Henry Lee
4) On June 8, at the Battle of Trois-Rivières:
American invaders are driven back at Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
Who commanded the American forces?
- William Anderson
- William Taylor
- William Thompson
5) On June 11, the Continental Congress appoints
the Committee of Five to draft the Declaration of Independence.
6) Virginia Declaration of Rights were adopted on
June 12 by the Virginia Convention of Delegates.
wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights?
- Thomas Jefferson
- George Mason
- Michael Patrick
7) June 15 is Separation Day: The General
Assembly votes to suspend government under the British Crown.
What is the colony?
8) On June 17, Lt. Jose Joaquin Moraga leads a
band of colonists from Monterey Presidio, landing on June 29 and
constructing the Mission Dolores.
Where is the
- San Francisco
9) On June 28, the Committee of Five presents
their United States Declaration of Independence to the Continental
10) The final (despite minor revisions) U.S.
Declaration of Independence is written on July 2. The Continental
Congress passes the Lee Resolution. News of its adoption was
published that evening and the next day.
NOT publication that announces the
- Pennsylvania Evening Post
- Pennsylvania Gazette
- Philadelphia Bulletin
11) On July 4, the United States officially
declares independence from the British Empire. After Congress
approved the final wording of the Declaration on July 4, a
handwritten copy was sent a few blocks away to the printing shop.
Who is the print shop owner?
- John Dunlap
- Benjamin Franklin
- Benjamin Rush
12) On July 8, The Liberty Bell rings for the
first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Isaac
Norris, speaker of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, gave
orders to the colony's London agent, Robert Charles, to obtain a
"good Bell of about two thousands pound weight". Charles duly
ordered the bell from Thomas Lester of the London bell founding
firm of Lester and Pack (today the Whitechapel Bell Foundry) for
the equivalent to approximately $36,400 today including freight to
Philadelphia and insurance. It arrived in Philadelphia in August
What year was the bell recast by two local
founders, John Pass and John Stow?
13) On July 9, an angry mob in New York City
topples the equestrian statue of George III.
the location in New York City?
- Bowling Green
14) On August 15, the first Hessian troops
land on to join British forces.
Where does the Hessian
- Staten Island
- James Island
15) At the Battle of Long Island, Washington's
troops are routed in Brooklyn by British troops on August 27,
Who commanded the British troops?
- Seth Greene
- William Howe
- George Montgomery