(Jan - Mar) In US History
What do you know about 1776
(Jan-Mar) In US History?
Try this The
Year In US History Made Easy Quiz.
"Check Your Answers"
at the end of the page.
1) January 10: Thomas Paine publishes
The Age of Reason.
2) January 20: South Carolina Loyalists led by Robert
Cunningham sign a petition from prison agreeing to all demands for peace
by the newly formed state government of South Carolina.
Who led the
South Carolina Loyalists?
- Robert Baker
- Robert Bishop
3) January 24: Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge,
Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported.
the artillery transported from?
- Fort Pitt
- Fort Necessity
4) January 24: The Continental Congress writes the third
and final letter to the inhabitants of Canada urging Quebec to join the
How many letters had been sent?
5) February 27:
Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge where North Carolina
Loyalists charge across Moore's Creek Bridge to attack what they
mistakenly believe to be a small force of rebels. Several loyalist
leaders are killed in the ensuing battle. The patriot victory virtually
ends all British authority in the town.
The bridge was near what
North Carolina Town?
2 - 3: Battle of the Rice Boats. Following the British seizure of rice
from merchant ships on the Savannah River, militia from Georgia and
South Carolina attack the British squadron on the river using fire
Who commanded the Patriot militia at the battle?
- Lachlan McIntosh
- Manfred Turner
7) March 4: The Americans capture
"Dorchester Heights" dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.
8) March 17: Threatened by Patriot cannons on
Dorchester Heights, the British evacuate Boston. They sailed to Halifax,
Nova Scotia, taking with them more than 1,000 Loyalist civilians.
commanded the British force?
- George Cunningham
- William Howe
- Molyneux Shuldham
9) March 28: Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site
for the Presidio of Los Angeles.
10) March 30 -
Jonathan Belcher, lawyer, chief justice, and lieutenant governor of Nova
Scotia (b.1710) dies at the age of 69 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
was Jonathan Belcher born?
- Boston, Massachusetts
- New York, New
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania