5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Navigation Acts
- Benjamin Franklin
- Declaration of Independence
- Common Sense
- Battles of Lexington and Concord
- a Laws 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
- b This document was adopted on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress. It established the 13 American colonies as independent states, free from rule by Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson wrote the majority of this document.
- c American 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.
- d a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that criticized monarchies and convinced many American colonists of the need to break away from Britain
- e in 1775 conflicts between Massachusetts Minutemen and British soldiers that started the Revolutionary War
5 Multiple choice questions
- A dissenter who clashed with the Massachusetts Puritans over separation of church and state and was banished in 1636, after which he founded the colony of Rhode Island to the south
- Patriot leader and president of the Second Continental Congress; first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.
- meeting of delegates in Philadelphia 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation, which produced the new U.S. Constitution
- 1620 - The first agreement for self-government in America. It was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower and set up a government for the Plymouth colony.
- Primarily consisted of ship building and fishing
5 True/False questions
Give me liberty, or give me death → This document was adopted on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress. It established the 13 American colonies as independent states, free from rule by Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson wrote the majority of this document.
Roanoke → English philosopher who advocated the idea of a "social contract" in which government powers are derived from the consent of the governed and in which the government serves the people; also said people have natural rights to life, liberty and property.
Thomas Paine → Revolutionary leader who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense (1776) arguing for American independence from Britain. In England he published The Rights of Man
Marquis de Lafayette → French General who helped Washington during American Revolution and later became important in French Revolution.
Writs of Assistance → 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.