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Slaves & Free Blacks in the Revolutionary War

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The _____ Colonies were agrarian based and depended heavily on slave labor.

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1. George Washington declared in _____ that slaves or free blacks could not enlist in the Continental Army or volunteer for their local militias.

2. The New England and Middle Colonies' economies were _____-based.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz help you gauge your knowledge of free blacks and slaves in the Revolutionary War. The New England and Middle Colonies and the amount of slaves and free blacks in the Continental Army are some topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics are addressed on the interactive quiz:

  • A black British officer in charge of 800 soldiers
  • The amount of slaves and free blacks in the Continental Army
  • Colonies that were agrarian based
  • When George Washington declared that slaves and free blacks couldn't serve in the Continental Army
  • What the New England and Middle Colonies depended on

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the colonies that were agrarian based
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the black British officer who oversaw 800 soldiers and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on blacks in the Revolutionary War

Additional Learning

In order to learn more about these historical events, use the lesson called Slaves & Free Blacks in the Revolutionary War. This lesson can help you:

  • Review what slavery is
  • Analyze free blacks and slaves as soldiers
  • Identify characteristics of the Continental Army
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