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Subject for August, 2003: Patriots
Ben Franklin  |  Patrick Henry  |   Paul Revere  |  George Washington

 

A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin

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What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When was Benjamin Franklin born?
January 17, 1706.
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2. What was The Pennsylvania Gazette?
It was the newspaper Ben Franklin published.
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3. Which of the following was the name of the almanac published by Ben Franklin?
a) American Almanack
b) Pennsylvania Almanack
c) Poor Richard's Almanack
d) United States Almanack

c) Poor Richard's Almanack.
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4. Which of the following did Ben Franklin do?
a) Discover lightning was electricity by flying a kite and key during a thunderstorm.
b) Become a lawyer and serve as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
c) Ride from Boston to Lexington to warn the American colonists the British were coming.
d) Lead the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

a) Discover lightning was electricity by flying a kite and key during a thunderstorm.
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5. Which of the following places did Ben Franklin live?
a) Boston
b) Philadelphia
c) England
d) France
e) All of the above

e) All of the above.
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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Colony: A territory separated from a ruling party

Tax: Money paid to a government for its support

Delegate: A person designated to act for or represent others

Independence: To be free

Treaty: Formal agreement between two or more states with reference to peace, alliance, commerce, or other international relations

Autobiography: A history of a person's life written by that person

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a. Name ONE of Benjamin Franklin's inventions.
Swimming paddles, lightning rod, Franklin stove, bifocals, and a "long arm" to reach books.
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b. Name ONE of Benjamin Franklin's jobs.
Soap-and-candle shop worker, print shop worker for The New England Courant, printer, public servant, postmaster, inventor, scientist, statesman, and writer.
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c. Define ONE of the following:
The New England Courant: James Franklin's newspaper where Ben Franklin worked when he was twelve years old.
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Silence Dogood: The pen name Ben Franklin used when he secretly wrote and submitted articles that were published in his brother's newspaper, The New England Courant. Read More

The Pennsylvania Gazette: Ben Franklin's newspaper. Read More

Poor Richard's Almanack: The almanac published by Ben Franklin. Read More

House of Commons: The lower house of the British Parliament. Read More

Stamp Act: A tax placed on the American colonies by Britain in 1765. Read More

Continental Congress: The federal legislature of the American colonies from 1774 to 1789. Read More

The Declaration of Independence: A document declaring the American colonies independent from British rule. Read More

d. Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers may vary.
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e. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about Ben Franklin:
IMA Hero™ Ben Franklin Hero History
IMA Hero™ Ben Franklin Hero Timeline
IMA Hero™ Ben Franklin Photos and Links
Ben Franklin (Ben's Guide to US Government for Kids)
Franklin Institute of Science Museum
The Electric Ben Franklin
The Quotable Franklin: 80 Quotations of Ben Franklin
Independence National Historical Park (NPS)

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A Picture Book of Patrick Henry A Picture Book of Patrick Henry

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What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When was Patrick Henry born?

May 29, 1736.
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2. Which of the following did Patrick Henry do?
a) Discover lightning was electricity by flying a kite and key during a thunderstorm.
b) Become a lawyer and serve as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
c) Ride from Boston to Lexington to warn the American colonists the British were coming.
d) Lead the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

b) Become a lawyer and serve as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
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3. In the 1760's and 1770's, the British Parliament imposed taxes on the American colonies. Name ONE of these taxes.
The Sugar Act (1764), the Stamp Act (1765), the Townshend Acts (1767), and the Tea Act (1773).
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4. In 1774, Patrick Henry represented Virginia at the First Continental Congress. Where did this Congress convene?
a) Richmond
b) Boston
c) Philadelphia
d) Washington, D.C.

c) Philadelphia.
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5. When did the American Revolution end?
The fighting of the American Revolution ended on October 19, 1781, and the peace treaty was signed on September 3, 1783.
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6. What is the Bill of Rights?
The first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Virginia House of Burgesses: First representative government group in the American colonies; it met for the first time at Jamestown on July 30, 1619

Stamp Act: In March, 1765, a law passed by the British Parliament which taxed the American colonies for printed materials, including newspapers and legal documents

French and Indian War: War fought from 1754 to 1763 between Britain and France for American territory with Native Americans fighting on both sides; it was one of four wars making up the French and Indian Wars which included King William's War (1689-1697), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), and King George's War (1744-1748)

Legislator: A member of a legislative body; a person who makes laws

Delegate: A person who represents others at a conference or political convention

Governor: The executive head of a state in the United States

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a.
Name ONE of Patrick Henry's jobs.
Country store clerk, store owner, farmer, lawyer, legislator, delegate, and governor.
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b. What year was the Boston Tea Party?
1773.
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c. Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers may vary.
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d. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about Patrick Henry:
Patrick Henry National Memorial - Red Hill
Patrick Henry (Social Studies for Kids)
Patrick Henry (ushistory.org)
Patrick Henry (Colonial Williamsburg)
Patrick Henry - Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death (Yale Law School)
Virginia House of Burgesses (Social Studies for Kids)
The French and Indian War (Social Studies for Kids)

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A Picture Book of Paul Revere A Picture Book of Paul Revere

More Information at Paul Revere in Depth

What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When was Paul Revere born?

January 1, 1735.
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2. True or False: When Paul Revere was born, Massachusetts was controlled by France.
False.
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3. Which group stated "No taxation without representation?"
a) American colonists
b) British Redcoats
c) French and Indians
d) British Parliament

a) American colonists.
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4. Which of the following did Paul Revere do?
a) Discover lightning was electricity by flying a kite and key during a thunderstorm.
b) Become a lawyer and serve as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
c) Ride from Boston to Lexington to warn the American colonists the British were coming.
d) Lead the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

c) Ride from Boston to Lexington to warn the American colonists the British were coming.
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5. What did Paul Revere do after the American Revolution?
a) He was elected the first President of the United States
b) He went back to work as a silversmith
c) He became the British Prime Minister
d) He was elected Governor of Virginia

b) He went back to work at a silversmith.
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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Silversmith: A person who makes or repairs articles of silver

Sons of Liberty: A society of Americans who were against British rule in the colonies

Stamp Act: A tax on newspapers and other printed matter passed by the British Parliament in March, 1765

Townshend Acts: Taxes on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea passed by the British Parliament in June, 1767

Boston Massacre: On March 5, 1770, a fight broke out in Boston between British soldiers and American colonists where the soldiers shot and killed five colonists

Minutemen: Colonial militia fighting against the British during the American Revolution

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a.
Name ONE of Paul Revere's jobs.
Silversmith shop worker, bell ringer, second lieutenant, silversmith, goldsmith, teeth cleaner and maker, copper plate engraver, picture and business card printer, umbrella fixer, eyeglasses maker, member of the Sons of Liberty, and lieutenant colonel.
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b. What did the Declaration of Independence declare?
The thirteen American colonies were free and independent from Britain.
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c. Paul Revere made many rides to help American patriots before and during the American Revolution. Name ONE of them.
Rides to New York and Philadelphia, rides for the Committees of Correspondence, rides for the Committees of Safety, and ride from Boston to Lexington warning the American colonists the British were coming.
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d. Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers may vary.
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e. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about Paul Revere:
Paul Revere (Social Studies for Kids)
The Paul Revere House
"Paul Revere's Ride" Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The French and Indian War (Social Studies for Kids)
A Summary of the 1765 Stamp Act (Colonial Williamsburg)

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A Picture Book of George Washington A Picture Book of George Washington

More Information at George Washington in Depth

What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When was George Washington born?

February 22, 1732.
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2. True or False: George Washington fought in the French and Indian War.
True.
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3. Where did George Washington live? (HINT: This question is a little tricky. There is only ONE correct answer.)
a) Mount Vernon
b) Monticello
c) Mount Rushmore

d) The White House
a) Mount Vernon.
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4. Which of the following did George Washington do?
a) Discover lightning was electricity by flying a kite and key during a thunderstorm.
b) Become a lawyer and serve as a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.
c) Ride from Boston to Lexington to warn the American colonists the British were coming.
d) Lead the Continental Army during the American Revolution.

d) Lead the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
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5. True or False: George Washington was the first President of the United States.
True.
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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Survey: To determine the exact dimensions and position of a tract of land by measurements

French and Indian War: War fought from 1754 to 1763 between Britain and France for American territory with Native Americans fighting on both sides; it was one of four wars making up the French and Indian Wars which included King William's War (1689-1697), Queen Anne's War (1702-1713), and King George's War (1744-1748)

Continental Army: The army of the American colonies during the American Revolution

Congress: The national legislative body of the United States

Supreme Court: The highest court of the United States

President: The chief of state of a modern republic, like the United States

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a.
Name ONE of George Washington's jobs.
Surveyor, Virginia army soldier, Commander of the Continental Army, and President of the United States.
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b. Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers may vary.
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c. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about George Washington:
IMA Hero™ George Washington Photos and Links
George Washington (Social Studies for Kids)
George Washington Biography (The White House)
George Washington Birthplace National Monument (NPS)
Washington Monument (NPS)
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
Martha Washington Biography (The White House)

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