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Directions: Using a scratch piece of paper,
make two cards. Label one card fact and the
other fib.
When I put the statement on the screen
decide whether it is a fact or fib. When I say
go, lay down your card. Whoever plays the
write card, gets a point!
Fact or Fib: Statement 1
Proclamation of
1763 banned
settlement west
of the
Fact or Fib: Statement 2
The Sugar act
lowered the tax on
molasses to stop
smuggling caused
by the Navigation
Fact or Fib: Statement 3
The Stamp Act
taxed all
imported good
(tea, glass) and
included the
Quartering Act.
The Townshend Acts did
all this. The Stamp Act
taxed all printed materials.
Fact or Fib: Statement 4
The Boston
Massacre was a
Boston protest
that led to death
of colonists by
British soldiers.
Fact or Fib: Statement 5
The Tea Act of
1773 helped
protect colonial
merchants by
placing a tax on
The Tea Act helped the
East India Tea Company
by allowing them to sell
directly to colonial
Fact or Fib: Statement 6
The passing of
the Intolerable
Acts caused the
Boston Tea
Actually, the Intolerable
Acts were an effect of the
Boston Tea Party.
Fact or Fib: Statement 7
Taxation without
searches and seizures,
and quartering soldiers
were all colonial
grievances complained
about in the
Declaration of
Fact or Fib: Statement 8
Samuel Adams
was a Bostonian
who warned the
Patriots of the
This describes the actions
of Paul Revere. Sam
Adams organized the
Sons of Liberty to protest
British Actions.
Fact or Fib: Statement 9
Patrick Henry
was a powerful
orator and his
famous words
include “Give me
liberty or give
me death!”
Fact or Fib: Statement 10
The Daughters of
Liberty organized
boycotts of British
Fact or Fib: Statement 11
The First
Congress began
to govern the
This actually fits the 2nd
Congress. The 1st
Congress called for repeal
of British acts, boycott of
British goods, and the
raising of militias.
Fact or Fib: Statement 12
The Battles of
Lexington and
Concord were
the first battles
of the American
Fact or Fib: Statement 13
The Second
Continental Army
picked Benedict
Arnold as
commander in
chief of the
Continental Army.
Actually, they picked
George Washington.
Fact or Fib: Statement 14
The Olive
Branch Petition
was written by
Jefferson to
The petition was the
colonies’ last attempt to
declare loyalty to Britain
and ask for cancellation of
all acts.
Fact or Fib: Statement 15
The Declaration of
stated that
everyone had the
right to life, liberty,
and the pursuit of
Fact or Fib: Statement 16
The Declaration
had 5 parts and
was officially
adopted on July 4,
The date is correct,
but it only had 4
parts. A preamble,
declaration of rights,
grievances, and
declaration of
Fact or Fib: Statement 17
Nathan Hale was
an army general
who switched to
the British side
during the war.
This describes Benedict
Arnold. Nathan Hale was
a patriot spy who was
hung by the British. His
famous last words – “I
regret that I have but one
life to lose for my
Fact or Fib: Statement 18
Washington was
the Commander
of the
Fact or Fib: Statement 19
John Paul Jones
was an American
Naval officer
who refused to
surrender. Said,”
I have not yet
begun to fight.”
Fact or Fib: Statement 20
Benjamin Franklin
and Thomas
Jefferson were in
France during the
war trying to get the
French to support
the American cause.
Fact or Fib: Statement 21
The Marquis de
Lafayette was a
Prussian military
officer who helped
trained the
Continental Army
at Valley Forge.
This describes Frederich
von Steuben. Lafayette
was a French aristocrat
who served as
Washinton’s aide during
most of the war.
Fact or Fib: Statement 22
Loyalist or tories
were colonists who
were loyal to
Britain and
opposed the war
for Independence.
Fact or Fib: Statement 23
At the Battle of
Bunker Hill in June
of 1775, the British
realized that
Americans would
be difficult.
Fact or Fib: Statement 24
The Battle of
Saratoga was the
turning point of
the war and
convinced the
French to support
the Americans.
Fact or Fib: Statement 25
Valley Forge was
the battle where
Benedict Arnold
first met up with
the army after
betraying the
Valley Forge is where the
colonists spent the winter
of 1777-78 and endured
many hardships. The rest
I made up. ;-)
Fact or Fib: Statement 26
Washington lost
at the battle of
Trenton when the
Hessians did a
surprise attack on
Christmas day.
Well, actually Washington
won because he and his
troops surprised the
Hessians on Christmas
Fact or Fib: Statement 27
The Battle of
Yorktown marked
the end of the war
when Cornwallis
surrendered after he
was surrounded by
the Continental
Army and French.
Fact or Fib: Statement 28
The Treaty of Paris
kicked Britain out
of North America.
It recognized American
independence and them
the Northwest Territory.
Britain was allowed to
keep Canada.