The Committees of Correspondence: Definition & Purpose


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What was the name of the war in which the colonists supported the British?

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1. Who created the First Committee of Correspondence?

2. What was the overall function of the Committees of Correspondence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The actions taken by the Committees of Correspondence are reviewed by this quiz and worksheet. A familiarity with historical events that occurred in the same time frame as the committees will be useful in completing this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on this quiz deal with subjects that include:

  • The creation of the committees
  • Effects of the committees
  • Committee functions

Skills Practiced

This quiz will require you to practice the following skills in order to select the correct answers:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related political science lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the war in which the Colonists supported the British
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what the committees did

Additional Learning

Take the next step in your education about this subject by studying the lesson entitled The Committees of Correspondence: Definition & Purpose. You'll have the opportunity to learn about:

  • British acts and taxes
  • States that established committees
  • Actions linked to correspondence committees