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One night in 1770, angry American colonists ye;;ed insults and threw chunks of ice, oyster sheels, and pieces of garbage at British soldierd. The soldiers opened fire, killing five people. What was this incident called?
Boston Massacre
Who was the English King at the time of the American Revolution?
George III
Who was the brilliant young Virginian who drafteed the Decleration of Independence? He built on the work of John Locke and other Enlightenment thinkers.
Thomas Jefferson
Who led the continental forces during the American Revolution? He later served as the first president of the United States.
George Washington
Who was the French nobleman who volunteered to fight for American Independence? Washington made him a general in the Continental Army.
The Marguis de LaFayette
Who unleased the Reign of Terror on France? He saw enemies of the Revolution everywhere. The Terror came to an end when he was executed.
Maximilien Robespierre
Which French soldier everntually rose to become emporer? He plunged Europe into warfare that lasted until he was defeated at Waterloo. He gave Europe a unified legal code.
Napoleon Bonaporte
Who was the king of France at the time of the French Revolution? He died on the guillotine in 1793.
Louis XVI
Who was the wife of King Louis XVI? She was an Austrian princess who, when told that Parisians had run out of bread is said to have declared, "Then let them eat cake."
Marie Antoinette