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American Revolution Decoder

Guess each short answer. Then combine the first letters of each answer to make a famous quote.
Except for the quote, all the answers are a single word
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Last updated: May 2, 2017
First submittedJune 3, 2015
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Hint
Answer
W
First President
Washington
E
Country that was revolted against
England
H
He had a spectacular signature
Hancock
O
____ if by land
One
L
Battles of _________ and Concord
Lexington
D
River crossed by Washington
Delaware
T
No ________ without representation
Taxation
H
Germany mercenaries
Hessians
E
Green Mountain Boy: _____ Allen
Ethan
S
These are the times that
try men's _____
Souls
E
All men are created _____
Equal
T
Product thrown in Boston Harbor
Tea
R
Slang for a British soldier
Redcoat
U
Endowed by their creator with
certain ___________ rights
Unalienable
T
Snake's words: Don't ____ on me
Tread
H
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of this
Happiness
S
New York battle site;
turning point of the war
Saratoga
T
Fort on Lake Champlain
Ticonderoga
O
Native American tribe
that supported the rebels
Oneida
 
Hint
Answer
B
Battle of ______ Hill
Bunker
E
Nathan Hale's crime
Espionage
S
______ Adams
Samuel
E
Parliamentarian ______ Burke
Edmund
L
Term for an American
who supported the British
Loyalist
F
America's most important ally
France
E
Don't fire until you see the
whites of their ____
Eyes
V
______ Forge
Valley
I
Philadelphia meeting place:
____________ Hall
Independence
D
Give me liberty, or give me _____
Death
E
First Lord of the Admiralty:
____ of Sandwich
Earl
N
When in the Course of human
events, it becomes __________
Necessary
T
New Jersey battle site
Trenton
 
 
 
Quote
We hold these truths to be self-evident
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level 58
Jul 3, 2015
Normally even a relatively low score for me means I beat over 90% of quiz takers, but not here. My 27/33 only beat 67%. American Jetpunkers know their revolutionary history!
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level 64
Jul 4, 2018
Well, they fetishise and romanticise it to insane proportions, so what do you expect?
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level 65
Jul 4, 2018
Unlike the Brits, lol.
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level 63
Jul 5, 2018
Rightly so
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level 60
Jul 5, 2018
So edgy...
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level 78
Nov 1, 2018
Well, ChaosLord, we obviously don't know the same group of Americans, but if that's how you feel about us - that's certainly your privilege, but I do resent people who lump other groups of people together based on one inaccurate, self-drawn conclusion. As far as the "insane proportions" comment, I don't think Americans react to their history any differently than any other nation - especially those with the rich and much longer history of the European nations.
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level 74
Jul 4, 2018
The average now is only 21/33 so I'm hoping tons of non-Americans are skewing the results.
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level 37
Jul 5, 2018
I mean... I got the first 2 and tea - I'm a brit, so I don't know American history haha, probably me bringing the average down...
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level 19
Jul 7, 2018
all of my points came from assassins creed- aussie here
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level 62
Jul 3, 2015
Man, can't you be a little more lenient on the spelling of ticonderoga? Or, are you being lenient, and my spelling guesses are just that off base?
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level 82
Jul 27, 2016
Learned so much from reading fiction. Diana Gabaldon's Outlander to be precise. Doing much better *after* reading them books.
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level 74
Jul 4, 2018
Them books sounds like you've been reading a lot of Huck Finn.
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level 71
Jun 29, 2017
Wow the tribe question was difficult...guessed many tribes until I remembered
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level 77
Jul 4, 2018
I solved the quote 3 answers in, so I had all the beginning letters, but I still couldn't think of a tribe that started with "O."
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level 57
Jul 4, 2018
I thought of Osage, Omaha, Ojibway, Oglala ... all of which were still presumably far from caring about people so far east! Tried Onendaga, but no dice. They were part of the Iroquois Confederacy and sided with the British. I'd thought all the Iroquois sided with the British, but it turns out the six-nation league split on the issue, with Oneida and Tuscarora siding with the colonists (for all the good it would do them in the end.) It'd be interesting for someone to create a quiz of Native American tribes ... and for even more fun, a fill-in-the-map one!
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level 69
Jul 4, 2018
All those tribes are much further west. One starting with 'o' that is closer geographically is the Onondaga people, but it is not an alternate answer as they sided with British, as did most of the Iroquois League.
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level 51
Sep 27, 2017
Could you maybe accept some other answers for 'espionage'? (For example 'spying'.)
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level 38
Feb 7, 2018
Spying, while a synonym for espionage, doesn't fit the quiz!
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level 65
Feb 16, 2018
The answer to the second clue is Great Britain not England. The country name became Great Britain following the act of union in 1707.
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level 76
Jul 5, 2018
Agree. Another "e" word needs to be found, unless Wales and Scotland somehow stayed out of the war. That's like saying Great Britain fought the Revolutionary War against New York. In a way it did, but there is a better answer.
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level 65
Jul 4, 2018
Can "John Hancock" be accepted as well?
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level 58
Jul 4, 2018
The instructions say all answers are a single word. So, unless they ask for a first name, that implies last names only. Plus once you figure out the quote it becomes clear which name they want.
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level 57
Jul 4, 2018
BOOOORING!!!!
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level 55
Jul 4, 2018
can you accept the singular for the answer of "these are the times that try men's ____"
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level 72
Jul 4, 2018
That doesn't make any grammatical sense
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level 58
Jul 4, 2018
3/21
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level 38
Jul 4, 2018
1) It's INalienable rights (spelling customs of the day notwithstanding). 2) How quickly we forget the enormous contribution of the French to our struggle, when we coined our term "freedom fries" and further denigrate them. Were it not for French support of our revolution,which virtually emptied their coffers and led to the starvation of their own people, there might not have been a French Revolution!
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level 65
Jul 5, 2018
I agree that inalienable is the spelling that should have been used in the document, but it wasn't. As for the Freedom Fries issue, that whole episode was a regrettable parade of stupidity. However, I really don't think that you can consider a flash of disrespect 225 years after the American Revolution an example of the U.S. "quickly forgetting" the French contribution to its result.
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level 76
Jul 5, 2018
The final draft of the Declaration says "unalienable", but there are earlier drafts in handwriting of both Jefferson and Adams which say inalienable, and the quote on the Jefferson Memorial says inalienable. According to the dictionaries I checked, both are acceptable and mean the same thing. In regards to the French, we might have occasional spats with each other, but they remain an important ally with high favorability ratings among Americans.
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level 46
Jul 5, 2018
Yeah I'm pretty sure we've more than repaid them, what with both world wars and the Vietnam War and such. Plus they buy all our stuff now. And overall, yes, we do have a lot of respect for one another (except for the occasional half-joke about French snottiness or American laziness).
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level 66
Jan 22, 2019
Surprised that the Oneida aren’t guessed more often. I thought that the Iroquois confederacy’s split role in the revolution was pretty well known.