5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- John Smith
- Thomas Paine
- Benjamin Franklin
- Alexander Hamilton
- a This person was an experienced explorer. The reason that the Jamestown colonists were able to survive for the first two years was because of him. He said that Pocahontas saved his life from the Native Americans when she put her head down in place of his head.
- b He was one of the people going under the pen name of "Publius." He was a New York lawyer. He went to the Constitutional Convention. He was the most famous person to die from a duel; he died at the hands of Aaron Burr. He was the head of the Federalist Party, and was the first leader of the Dep. of Treasury.
- c He wrote the pamphlet Common Sense. He was trying to inspire the Americans to fight for independence, and it worked because it greatly influenced opinion throughout the colonies.
- d Even though this person was born into a poor family, he got rich off being a printer. He retired early to become a "gentleman." He got interested in science, like how he discovered lightning. He was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
- e She was the daughter of Chief Powhatan. Her significance was that relations between the Jamestown people and the Indians got better when she married John Rolfe.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- This person was a German priest. In 1517, he nailed a list of complaints about the Catholic Church on a local church door. He believed that the Bible was the only true guide for Christians. He rejected many Church practices; even the authority of the pope because it was not mentioned in the Bible. He started the Protestant Reformation.
- He participated in the famous "midnight ride." He went to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock, member sof the Sons of Liberty. He rode with William Dawes and Dr. Samuel Prescott. He was captured, but released when the British didn't have any time to waste.
- He was one of the people going under the pen name of "Publius." He was a Virginia planter. He was known as the "father of the Constitution" because of his careful notes during the Constitutional Convention.
- He was the brother of Samuel Adams. He was the 2nd president of the United States. He was also sent to London to discuss the issue of trade, where the British were keeping American merchants out of West Indies and other profitable British markets.
- This person basically started the French and Indian War, where he had to force France from not stealing land owned by Great Britain. He played a big role in the American Revolution, and is now known as the "father of America." He is on the one dollar bill. He was the first president of the United States, and he opposed the idea of political parties.
5 True/False Questions
William Bradford → He was the leader and historian of the Pilgrims. He signed the Mayflower Compact.
John Hancock → He was the leader of the Second Continental Congress. He funded a lot of the actions of many of the Patriot groups, so the people voted him leader. He signed the Declaration of Independence, and his signature was so large that he remarked that even King George could read it without his glasses. Paul Revere went to alert him of the redcoats.
Vasco da Gama → He started the Sons of Liberty in Boston. He put up posters describing the Boston Massacre, and participated in the Boston Tea Party. Paul Revere went to alert him of the redcoats.
Samuel Adams → He was the brother of Samuel Adams. He was the 2nd president of the United States. He was also sent to London to discuss the issue of trade, where the British were keeping American merchants out of West Indies and other profitable British markets.
Ferdinand Magellan → In 1520 this person, a Portuguese seaman sailing for Spain, reached the southernmost tip of South America. He sailed through the stormy waters of a strait into the ocean Balboa had seen. He said that the ocean was so "pacifico" and named it the Pacific Ocean. Although he died later on his journey in the Phillipine Islands, his crew continued west, arriving in Spain in 1522. They became the first known people to circumnavigate the world.