The foremost center of political radicalism during the Revolutionary Era was:
"Throughout the new nation, states disestablished their established churches." Define "disestablished."
to remove public funding for
Which of the following was not a course adopted by African-Americans to advance the cause of emancipation during the Revolutionary Era?
assassination of proslavery public figures
Three months after independence was declared in 1776, which state adopted a new state constitution with only a one-house legislature?
Who developed the state constitution that gave the governor an effective veto over laws passed by the legislature, included a two-chamber legislature and powerful judiciary, and was subsequently an important model for the U.S. Constitution?
John Adams
The daughter of a Massachusetts farmer who disguised herself as a man and fought in the Continental army during the American Revolution was:
Deborah Sampson
Which of the following was not an effect of the struggle for independence on religion in America?
a marked decline in the influence of religion in American society
In 1776, the slave population of the United States was:
How many slaves fled to British lines during the American Revolution?
almost 100,000
For most free Americans in the new republic, equality meant:
equal opportunity rather than equality of condition
Which of the following was not an effect of the struggle for independence on economic thought and policy in America?
the estates of wealthy landowners were appropriated by Congress and redistributed among the rural poor
Thomas Jefferson helped pass laws in the state of Virginia that abolished primogeniture. Define "primogeniture."
passing of all of a familys land to the oldest son
Which of the following was not an effect of the struggle for independence on the relative status of men and women in America?
the elimination of legal inequality between husband and wife
Phillis Wheatley is celebrated in American history as:
a published poet and slave
What famous American woman wrote to her husband that the Second Continental Congress should "remember the ladies" when they drew up a "Code of Laws"?
Abigail Adams
Which of the following was not an effect of the struggle for independence on political life in America?
Patriots of all stripes united around the principle of universal suffrage, regardless of economic status
What percentage of non-slave Americans remained loyal to the British during the American Revolution?
20 to 25 percent
Who wrote that he hoped to erect a "wall of separation" between church and state?
Thomas Jefferson
Which American Indian tribe sided with the Americans against the British in the War for Independence?
Which of the following defines republican motherhood?
training sons to be future citizens
The decline of indentured servitude and apprenticeship had many causes. Which of the following was not one of these causes?
increased use of African slaves
Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations (1776) argued:
that the "invisible hand" of the free market was more effective and fair than government intervention in the economy
The first time in recorded human history that slavery was eradicated by legislative power of government was:
in the United States when, in 1777 and 1804, every state north of Maryland took steps toward emancipation
The first antislavery tract in America was:
The Selling of Joseph
Vermont state constitution bans slavery
Deborah Sampson enlists in Continental army
John Adams' Thoughts on Government
Thomas Jefferson writes Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom