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  1. British Governing Policies of 1770's
  2. Writs of Assistance
  3. Battles of Lexington and Concord
  4. John Rolfe
  5. Puritans
  1. a Protestant sect in England hoping to "purify" the Anglican church of Roman Catholic traces in practice and organization.
  2. b Search warrants issued by the British government. They allowed officials to search houses and ships for smuggled goods, and to enlist colonials to help them search. The writs could be used anywhere, anytime, as often as desired. The officials did not need to prove that there was reasonable cause to believe that the person subject to the search had committed a crime or might have possession of contraband before getting a writ or searching a house. The writs were protested by the colonies.
  3. c in 1775 conflicts between Massachusetts Minutemen and British soldiers that started the Revolutionary War
  4. d Parliament passed laws and taxes mainly to regulate and tax the colonies in an effort to raise revenue to help pay off debt from the French and Indian War
  5. e He was one of the English settlers at Jamestown (and he married Pocahontas). He discovered how to successfully grow tobacco in Virginia and cure it for export, which made Virginia an economically successful colony.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a clash between British soldiers and Boston colonists in 1770, in which five of the colonists were killed. This event was highly publicized by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams and used to provoke anti-British sentiment throughout the colonies.
  2. Primarily consisted of ship building and fishing
  3. an economic policy under which nations sought to increase their wealth and power by obtaining large amounts of gold and silver and by selling more goods than they bought
  4. French General who helped Washington during American Revolution and later became important in French Revolution.
  5. exchange of goods, ideas, and people between europe and the americas

5 True/False Questions

  1. Navigation ActsLaws that governed trade between England and its colonies. Colonists were required to ship certain products exclusively to England. These acts made colonists very angry because they were forbidden from trading with other countries. Part of the British policy known as Mercantilism


  2. Samuel AdamsFounder of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots for independence; signed the Declaration of Independence


  3. Benjamin FranklinAmerican public official, writer, scientist, and printer. After the success of his Poor Richard's Almanac (1732-1757), he entered politics and played a major part in the American Revolution. Franklin negotiated French support for the colonists, signed the Treaty of Paris (1783), and helped draft the Constitution (1787-1789). His numerous scientific and practical innovations include the lightning rod, bifocal spectacles, and a stove. He is also noted to have helped establish a fire company and helped found an early version of the postal service.


  4. Tyranta person who supported the British cause in the American Revolution; a loyalist


  5. John LockeEstablished in 1587. Called the Lost Colony. It was financed by Sir Walter Raleigh, and its leader in the New World was John White. All the settlers disappeared, and historians still don't know what became of them.


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