Quiz Me! - Documents: Revolution/Declaration of Independence

Test your knowledge about documents in the Revolution/Declaration of Independence era.

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Thomas Jefferson did not take part in the Constitutional Convention because he was serving as a minister to which country?

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Who was the delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland that signed the Declaration of Independence and was the last surveying signer?

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This Founding Father was suspicious of a strong governmental power. He signed the Declaration of Independence and helped to write the Massachusetts Constitution and the Articles of Confederation.

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Who was the African-American spy the Marquis de Lafayette wrote a letter of recommendation for his freedom for this help in the American Revolution?

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This document, signed during King George III’s rule, ended the Revolutionary War and confirmed the independence of the United States.

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Who was the African-American  former slave who was shot and killed by British Soldiers at the Boston Massacre?

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He was the first foreigner to be granted honorary United States citizenship. Upon his death, the United States sent American soil to his gravesite.

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This wealthy trader of tobacco, rum, wheat and slaves supplied the American forces with war supplies and his own ships, including over $1 million to finance the decisive Battle of Yorktown.

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Benjamin Rush was a physician who was also appointed as Treasurer of the Mint in 1799. He was later instrumental in the reconciliation of the friendship of which two men?

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Once an advocate general in the Vice Admiralty Court, this man resigned his post and started taking the cases of Boston merchants who challenged the legality of British writs of assistance.

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