5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Stamp Act Congress
- john dickinson
- Pontiacs Rebellion
- John Adams
- a A meeting of delegations from many of the colonies, the congress was formed to protest the newly passed Stamp Act It adopted a declaration of rights as well as sent letters of complaints to the king and parliament, and it showed signs of colonial unity and organized resistance.
- b A Massachusetts attorney and politician who was a strong believer in colonial independence. He argued against the Stamp Act and was involved in various patriot groups. As a delegate from Massachusetts, he urged the Second Continental Congress to declare independence. He helped draft and pass the Declaration of Independence. Adams later served as the second President of the United States.
- c Drafted a declaration of colonial rights and grievances, and also wrote the series of "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania" in 1767 to protest the Townshend Acts. Although an outspoken critic of British policies towards the colonies, Dickinson opposed the Revolution, and, as a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1776, refused to sign the Declaration of Independence.
- d an ecomonic theory where colonies are created to benefit the "mother country" through trade of raw materials and consumption of the mother countrys finished products
- e Pontiacs Rebellion occured in 1763. Native Americans were angered by the decreased amount of ammuniton and guns that was traded with the British in exchanged for use of the land. Native Americans weren't happy about the settlers moving into their territory and felt they couldn't share their traditonal ways of life with them. Pontiac, an Ottowa CHief called on many tibes to unite and attack the Birtish. Many British forts were destroyed and 2,000 settlers were killed. British settlers reacted with equal viciousness, killing even indians who had not attacked them.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Intolerable Acts, passed in 1774, were the combination of the four Coercive Acts, meant to punish the colonists after the 1773, Boston Tea Party and the unrelated Quebec Act. The Intolerable Acts were seen by American colonists as a blueprint for a British plan to deny the Americans representative government. They were the impetus for the convening of the First Continental Congress.
- Throughout the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, the English government did not enforce those trade laws that most harmed the colonial economy. The purpose of salutary neglect was to ensure the loyalty of the colonists in the face of the French territorial and commercial threat in North America. The English ceased practicing salutary neglect following British victory in the French and Indian War.
- He was an Anglican minister with great oratorical skills. His emotion-charged sermons were a centerpiece of the Great Awakening in the American colonies in the 1740s.
- British general who controlled Boston following the Boston Tea Party.
- those taxes that are levied on goods; services, and transactions
5 True/False Questions
Andrew Hamilton → lawyer in John Peter Zanger's trial argues that everything Zanger wrote was true and that the truth can not be libel. Zanger wins the case
Jonathan Edwards → The most outstanding preacher of the Great Awakening. He was a New England Congregationalist and preached in Northampton, MA, he attacked the new doctrines of easy salvation for all. He preached anew the traditional ideas of Puritanism related to sovereignty of God, predestination, and salvation by God's grace alone. He had vivid descriptions of Hell that terrified listeners.
french indian war → In North America: French owned Canada and Louisiana as trading area; Britain owned 13 colonies on east coast of U.S; fought over Gulf of St. Lawrence (protected by French) and Ohio River Valley; French moved down from Canada and up from Louisiana to establish forts in Ohio River Valley, which cut off British settlers from expanding into vast area; Indians supported French because they were traders, not settlers; in 1759 British defeat French; Treaty of Paris in 1763 transferred Canada and lands east of Mississippi to England; their ally Spain gave Britain Florida, and French gave Louisiana to Spanish
Virginia Resolves → In response to the 1765 Stamp Act, Patrick Henry persuaded the Virginia House of Burgesses to adopt several strongly worded resolutions that denied Parliament's right to tax the colonies. Known as the Virginia Resolves, these resolutions persuaded many other colonial legislatures to adopt similar positions.
boycott → a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies