United States History Question of the Day


Sketch of Continental Army soldiers
by a French observer at Yorktown, 1781
(Source:Wikimedia Commons--public domain)

Question 0995:

Which of the following is not accurate about the 1783 Newburgh Conspiracy?

    A)   it was mainly the result of American Revolutionary War veterans not being paid by Congress
    B)   Britain had already removed all of its troops from the colonies so there was no danger of war resuming
    C)   the conspiracy collapsed because of respect for General Washington among the Continental Army officers
    D)   Alexander Hamilton and others hoped to use pressure on Congress to create a stronger federal government that included a tax on imports
    E)   it occurred in Newburgh, New York about 60 miles outside New York City


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