Loyalists in the Southern Colonies at the End of the Revolutionary War


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Why were American forces humiliatingly defeated in the Battle of Camden?

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1. Which was a part of the Southern Strategy?

2. Why was General Henry Clinton's Philipsburg Proclamation an effective tool against the Patriots?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet help you gauge your knowledge of how British forces fought back against the American rebels near the end of the American Revolution. Successfully passing the quiz requires you to be familiar with topics like the Battle of Camden and the Southern Strategy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Role of Generals Charles Cornwallis and Benedict Arnold in the British military
  • Significance of the Battle of Camden
  • Location where Cornwallis believed he could end the Revolutionary War
  • The Southern Strategy

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills when you work through the quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the Battle of Camden from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about General Benedict Arnold's role in the British strategy in a different light
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions about the British Southern Strategy

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the corresponding lesson titled Loyalists in the Southern Colonies at the End of the Revolutionary War. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Identify the Southern Strategy and the role of British loyalists in it
  • Discover the Battle of Camden and how it impacted both rebel and British forces
  • Explore the actions of American General Horatio Gates
  • Recognize the reasons behind Genearl Benedict Arnold's actions
  • Understand the role of British General Charles Cornwallis in ending the war