The revolution: becoming a nation



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THE REVOLUTION: BECOMING A NATION

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1. In October, 1781, George Washington’s aide rode nonstop for four _____________ and _______________ to bring



news of Yorktown to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
2. On November 19, 1781, in Paris, ____________ ___________________ received word of Yorktown.
3. On November 25, 1781, ___________________ found out about Yorktown.
4. General Henry Clinton was ordered to hold all __________________ on the Atlantic Seaboard.
5. The British army had __________________ troops in New York, ___________________ troops in Charleston, South

Carolina, and over _____________________ troops in Savannah, Georgia.


6. _____________________ in the Carolinas and Georgia would not lay their arms down.
7. Nathaniel Green continued _____________________ warfare in the South.
8. By February, 1782, the English people feel the war is ruinous and they have no _________________ in Europe.
9. In a first parliamentary vote to end the war, the motion is defeated by ______________ vote. In a re-vote three days

later, the motion passed by ________________ votes.


10. Since 1778, France has loaned the U.S. ______________________ dollars.
11. In July, 1782, Sir Guy Carlton ordered the evacuation of ________________, Georgia. _________________ British

troops sailed to New York; ________________ Loyalists and ________________ slaves sailed to the British West

Indies and Florida.
12. In August, 1782, ____________ (number) British ships carried nearly _____________ Loyalists and slaves from

Charleston, South Carolina.


13. ________ _________, __________ __________, and Benjamin Franklin negotiated the Treaty of Paris for the U.S.

14. By March 15, 1783, ________ ____________ is the last safe place for Loyalists.


15. The end of the war brought political and ______________ chaos to the U.S.
16. In August, 1786, ____________ _____________ led 4,000 men on an armed insurrection against state and county

courts in Massachusetts.


17. In May, 1787, a Constitutional Convention met in Philadelphia to _____________ the Articles of Confederation.
18. _______________ _________________ was president of the Constitutional Convention.
19. The original draft of the U.S. Constitution had only ______ pages.
20. For counting purposes, slaves were defined as ________ of a person.


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