He convinced the French and Spanish to rally international support for the American cause
In 1776, Thomas Jefferson drafted a document which laid out the American colonists' complaints against King George III and explained the actions that they were willing to take to protect their “unalienable rights” to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” What was this document?
The Articles of Confederation
The United States Constitution
The Declaration of Independence
The Bill of Rights
What was accomplished by the 1783 Treaty of Paris?
The US was formally recognized as an independent nation by the British
The US received "most favored nation" status with regards to British trade
French colonists overseas were refusing to pay taxes in protest of having no representation in the Estates General
France had fought many unsuccessful wars, including the Seven Years War, in recent decades
The king spent lavishly on clothes, parties, and the maintenance of his palace at Versailles
Which of the following statements BEST describes what happened after King Louis XVI attempted to dissolve the Estates General?
The Estates General rallied the people of Paris into open rebellion against the king, forcing the king to use military force to suppress the revolt
The Estates General swore to continue to meet under the Tennis Court Oath, eventually producing a new French constitution called the Rights of Man and Citizen
Representatives from the First and Second Estates refused to obey the king and continued to meet, going on to write a new constitution known as the Articles of Confederation, while representatives of the Third Estate fled in fear of the king's wrath
Admitting defeat, the Estates General dissolved itself but the Paris Commune erupted into violent protest over the king's actions
Which of the following statements became the motto of the French Revolutionary movement?
The Tree of Liberty Must Be Watered From Time To Time With The Blood of Tyrants and Martyrs
What structure did the citizens of Paris attack on July 14, 1789, marking the beginning of the violent phase of the French Revolution?
The Palace of Versailles
The Arc de Triomphe
During the Reign of Terror, a new form of execution became so popular that it was used to kill 40,000 people in Paris alone, including King Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette. What was this new means of execution?
Which of the following rulers was the MOST responsible for the atrocities committed during the Reign of Terror?
Francois Touissant L'Ouverture
During the Reign of Terror, the Revolutionary government of France changed street names, reconfigured the calendar, and confiscated land and property; all of these actions were aimed at disempowering ...
A trade embargo against England, which Napoleon forced on the other European states
A plan to link every major European city together using the newly invented railroads
The new legal code created by Napoleon to replace the outdated laws of the Revolutionary era
During the French invasion, the Russians took advantage of the enormous size of their nation by practicing a policy of destroying everything which might be of any use to the French as the Russian army retreated deeper and deeper into the countryside. This left Napoleon's troops unable to live off the land and drew them further and further away from their supply lines. What is this type of strategy known as?
What was the outcome of Napoleon's invasion of Russia?
The French army suffered catastrophic losses during the Russian winter due to freezing cold temperatures and starvation
Napoleon's men refused to fight after seeing how superior the Russian army's firepower was
Napoleon conquered nearly all of Russia and returned triumphantly to Paris with a fortune in looted treasure
Napoleon was forced to quickly abandon his invasion to deal with a rebellion back home in France
After Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo, the leaders of Europe gathered at the Congress of Vienna to decide Europe's future. Which nation did they decide should replace France as the premiere power in Europe?