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1776 (Jan - Mar) In US History

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The Grand Union Flag (1776 - 1777)  1January 10: Thomas Paine publishes The Age of Reason.

  • True or False?

  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?

  1. Robert Baker
  2. Robert Bishop
  3. Robert Cunningham

  3) January 24: Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported.
Where was the artillery transported from?

  1. Fort Pitt
  2. Fort Necessity
  3. Fort Ticonderoga

  4January 24: The Continental Congress writes the third and final letter to the inhabitants of Canada urging Quebec to join the revolution.
How many letters had been sent?

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three

  5February 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?

  1. Cary
  2. Fayetteville
  3. Wilmington

  6)  March 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 ships.
Who commanded the Patriot militia at the battle?

  1. Henry Laurens
  2. Lachlan McIntosh
  3. Manfred Turner

  7March 4: The Americans capture "Dorchester Heights" dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.

  • True or False?

  8March 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.
Who commanded the British force?

  1. George Cunningham
  2. William Howe
  3. Molyneux Shuldham

  9March 28: Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of Los Angeles.

  • True or False?

10March 30 - Jonathan Belcher, lawyer, chief justice, and lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia (b.1710) dies at the age of 69 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Where was Jonathan Belcher born?

  1. Boston, Massachusetts
  2. New York, New York
  3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1776 (Jan - Mar) In US History
[Answers]

  1) False. January 10 Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense.  2) C.  3) C.  4) C.  5) C.  6) B.  7) True  8) B.  9) False. March 28: Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco. 10) A.

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