Name: 
 

Declaring Independence



Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
Battle of Saratoga
d.
natural rights
b.
preamble
e.
Loyalists
c.
Patriots
 

 1. 

Americans who supported independence
 

 2. 

first major American victory
 

 3. 

idea borrowed from John Locke
 

 4. 

Americans who supported Britain
 

 5. 

introduction to the Declaration of Independence
 

Short Answer
 

 6. 

The Continental Army was created by ____.
 

 7. 

What did Common Sense by Thomas Paine tell the colonists?
 

 8. 

What basic idea did Thomas Jefferson draw from the Magna Carta and English Bill of Rights when writing the Declaration of Independence?
 

 9. 

How did the Battle of Saratoga influence the French?
 

 10. 

The American victory in the Revolutionary War directly influenced what revolution in Europe in 1789?
 



 
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