Study Guide Creating a Nation (4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4) Key People: John Adams Paul Revere Patrick Henry Abigail Adams King George III Thomas Paine Samuel Adams George Washington Nathan Hale Charles Cornwallis Crispus Attucks Thomas Jefferson Review Questions: 1. What were some reasons why the colonists wanted to fight the British? 2. Who were the Sons of Liberty and what did they do? 3. Who started the Boston Massacre? 4. What specific Act led to the Boston Tea Party? 5. What was the British response to the Boston Tea Party? 6. In what city did the First Continental Congress meet? 7. What did the First Continental Congress write to King George III? What was his response? 8. Why are Lexington and Concord important? 9. What did the Second Continental Congress debate? 10. What was significant about the battle of Bunker and Breeds Hill? Who won? 11. What is the difference between a patriot and a loyalist? 12. What was the Olive Branch Petition? Did the King accept it? 13. Who led the Continental Army? 14. What is the purpose of Common Sense? What did Thomas Paine mean when he said, “The Sun Never Shined on a cause of greater worth?” 15. What is the purpose of the Declaration of Independence, who wrote it, and what is most of it about? 16. What were the advantages and disadvantages the Patriots had against the British? 17. What was the significance of the battle of Trenton? 18. What was the significance of the battle of Saratoga? 19. What was the significance of the battle of Cowpens? 20. What happened at the battle of Yorktown? 21. What was the Continental Army’s war strategy? 22. Which country came to the aid of the Colonists? 23. Who won the American Revolutionary war? 24. What officially ended the American Revolutionary War? 25. What did the winner of the American Revolutionary War get?