Bill of Rights
1st ten amendments of the constitution that protect our individual rights and freedom
Sherman proposed a two-house legislator. In the lower house, the House of REpresentatives,the number of seats for each state would vary according to the state's population. In the upper house, THe Senate, each state would have two members.
A town after King JAmes settled by the English colonists. It lacked good farmland, swampy land with mosquitos, many diseases, lack of food, impure water, and conflicts with the Native Americans
Formal document, that provided law and order for the PIt was set up for the pilgrams.
French and Indian WAr
War between England and Britain for control of world trade and power on the seas. Some Native Americans fought on the side of the british but most fought for the french. It was also known as the 7 year war.
The name for the powerful religious revival that swept over the colonies. New Church's were founded during this time.
Boston TEa Party
A group of men disguised as Mohawks boarded the ships dumped British tea into the harbor in protest of a high increase of taxes put on tea.
British soldiers panicked when an angry mob of colonists approached them and shot their guns killing 5 people.
The war between the colonists and the British government leading to the formation of the fist 13 colonies
AMerican colonists who were determined to fight the British until American independence was won
supporters of the Constitution that favored 1 strong government and felt that the wealthy should lead the nation
the branch of government, headed by the president, that carries out the nation's laws and policies
the branch of government, including the federal court ststem that interprets the nation's laws. They can declare a law unconstitutional.
The meeting of stated delegates in Philadelphia where the US Constitution was made. The meeting included compromise, secret debates, and ratification
Declaration of Independence
A US document used to announce the separation of the American colonies from Britain. RIghts of the Constitution are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness