5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- James Oglethorpe
- William Bradford
- Little Turtle
- Juan Ponce De Leon
- Moses Austin
- a Leader of the Pilgrims who came to New England aboard the Mayflower and established a colony at Plymouth; he served as the governor of Plymouth from 1621 to 1656.
- b English soldier and humanitarian; he founded the colony of Georgia as a haven where debtors from England could come and begin new lives.
- c Spanish explorer who explored Puerto Rico and became its governor in 1509. In 1513 he discovered land off the east coast of Florida while looking for a fabled "Fountain of youth" and claimed the region for Spain.
- d Chief of the tribe of Miami and Shawnee Native Americans; he won the greatest victory Native American had ever achieved over white armies in 1791.
- e American banker who requested land in Texas from the Mexican government on which to build a colony; he died before he received the land and his son, Stephen Austin, late founded a colony there.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- American Abolitionist; he started the Pottawatomie Massacre in Kansas to revenge killings of abolitionists. He later seized the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, to encourage a slave revolt. He was tried and executed.
- American Politician, he was nominated for president in 1860 by the constitutional union party because of his moderate pro-slavery and pro-Union views.
- American politician and supporter of slavery and states; rights; he served as vice president to Andrew Jackson and was instrumental in the South Carolina nullification crisis.
- Sixteenth president of the United States; he promoted equal rights for African American in the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation and set in motion the Civil War, determined to preserve the Union. HE was assassinated in 1865.
- French philosopher, politician and author; his work Democracy in America encouraged American to form their own culture rather than mimicking that of the Europeans.
5 True/False Questions
Brutus → Name used by Robert Yates, An American layer and leader of the Antifederalists, when writing letter s to the Constitutional Convention in opposition of the Constitution.
George Meade → American army officer; he served as a Union general at major Civil War Battles. He forced back General Lee's Confederate army at Gettysburg but failed to obtain a decisive victory.
James Polk → American soldier, lawyer, senator, and v ice President of the U.S.; he shot and killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel in 1807 and was arrested for treason in 1807 and later acquitted. His trial ended his political career.
John Adams → American statesman; he was a delegate to the Continental Congress, a member of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence, vice president to George Washington and second president of the U.S.
Thomas Jefferson → American political philosopher and author he urged an immediate declaration of independence from England in his anonymously and simply written pamphlet, Common Sense.