an economic theory carefully elaborated by Adam Smith in "The wealth of Nations"
a government policy aimed at achieving national economic self-sufficiency
and a colonial American policy of trading primarily with England in order to strengthen political and economic ties
In governing their American Empire after 1763, the new problem which faced the British was
a large national debt and greatly increased expenses in administering a far larger and more complex empire
In the Treaty of Paris ending the French and Indian War
the french lost their North American Empire to the British
believed in a God who had created a perfect universe and then allowed it to operate according to natural laws
Pontiac's Rebellion (uprising) occurred because
the native Americans feared that Anglo-American settlers would flock to areas west of the Appalachian Mountains
The "writs of assistance"
allowed the British to ransack a colonial merchant's house in search of illegal goods
A new relationship between Britain and its American colonies was initiated in 1763 ____ assumed charge of colonial policy.
American complaints about lack of representation made little sense to the British, who asserted that
Each member of parliament represented the whole empire rather than individuals or regions.
In the face of colonial reaction to the Stamp Act, the British government
revoked the act but reaffirmed parliamentary power to legislate for the colonies in all cases.
Who wrote twelve "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania" arguing that Parliament could regulate trade but could not tax for the purpose of raising revenue?
The Townshend Act of 1767 imposed duties on:
Paper, pain, glass, and tea imported into the colonies.
In the Boston Massacre
Bostonians hurled ice, rocks, and lumber at british soldiers, who then fired without orders and killed five civilians.
The major purpose of the Tea Act of May 1773 was to:
bail out the financially strapped British East India Company
The boston Tea Party immediately led to which of the following sequence of events:
The passage of the intolerable acts and the calling of the First Continental Congress
Which of the following statements is NOT true about the Coercive Acts?
They were directed against all of the colonies.
The local committees of correspondence organized by Samuel Adams
kept opposition to the British alive, through exchange of propaganda.
In response to the Coercive Acts, the First Continental Congress
approved non-importation, non-consumption, and non-exportation agreements against Great Britain.
Match each individual with the correct description
Samuel Adams- a pamphleteer who first organized committees to exchange ideas and information on resisting British policies
John Adams- a massachusetts politician who opposed the moderates' solution to the imperial crisis at the First Continental Congress
Crispus Attucks- a casualty of the Boston Massacre
When the Second Continental Congress met in May of 1775
It resolved to keep fighting in the hope that the british would redress the colonists' grievances.
Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"
blamed George III for the colonies problems and urged Americans to declare their Independece
The Declaration of Independence was written to inform
France that the American colonies were serious about the split with England.
Thomas Jefferson, when writing the Declaration of Independence, borrowed heavily from the ideas of
In the declaration of Independence, whom did the Americans indict for "repeated injuries and usurpations"?
Parliament, because of the oppressive legislation that it has passed over ten years.
Which of the following is in correct chronological order?
Pontiac's rebellion, Proclamation of 1763, Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party
Arrange the following Events in chronological order: (A) fighting at lexington and concord (B) convening of the Second Continental Congress (C) Publication of "Common Sense" (D) adoption of the Declaration of Independence
A, B, C, D
The population at the beginning of the Revolutionary War was divided almost equally between
Tories, Patriots, and those uncommitted.
The American Army in the early years of the War for Independence can be characterized as
ill-fed, ill-clothed, and ill-trained
The outcome of the Battle of Saratoga was important because
it convinced the French government to formally recognize the United States and go to war against Britain
Which of the following battles forced the British government to commence peace negotiations with the Americans?
Which of the following nations was an ally of the BRITISH during the American War for Independence?
(None of the above-France, Holland, or Spain)
American victory in the Revolutionary War led to
the spread of the idea of liberty at home and abroad
Match each of the british generals below with the battle in which he was involved:
William How- Long Island
John Burgoyne- Saratoga
Charles Cornwallis- Yorktown
Political theory in the colonial period said that the ideal government was a "mixed govnerment" that contained elements of democracy, aristocracy, and monarchy. The glue that held the mixture together was "diference," which weas the belief in
yielding to the leadership of the superior upper class
In the 1790s Virginia dn Maryland exoported 130,000,000 pounds per year. In 1775, 165,000 barrels of another product passed through Charleston and Savannah. New England ecported 2,700,000 gallons of its chief product in 1775. These three exports are, respectively
tobacco, rice, and rum
France offered the United States aid during the War for Independence because
as a traditional enemy of England they wanted to see her humbled.
The first inhabitants of the Americas reached the New World by
migrating from Asia across the then existing Alaska-Siberia land bridge
All of these were characteristics of Native American cultures before contact with the Old World EXCEPT
the belief that property ownership gave the owner perpetual and exclusive control over the land
Which of the following most accurately describes the sequence of historical events/periods?
Crusades, Renaissance, Portuguese Exploration, Reformation
Which of the following best describes the impact European colonization had on the Western Hemisphere's native population?
Native populations were often killed off or driven away by the Europeans.
A serious problem in the early years of Jamestown was the
lack of a skilled, agricultural labor force
The eventual successes of the Virginia settlement depended largely upon the
introduction of the cultivation of tobacco
The majority of people came into America in the colonial period for which of the following reasons?
To seek economic gain
Religion in the Chesapeake region in the 17th century
was not as important a force as in New England
What was the purpose of the Mayflower Compact?
to establish a civil government, because the settlers had no legal right to be where they were.
Over the course of the 17th century, most indentured servants
faced increasingly harsh circumstances
The Church of England or Anglican Church that broke from Catholicism was established under
Arrange the following events in chronological order:
(A) Great Puritan migration
(B) Founding of Plymouth colony
(C) Protestant Reformation
(D) Founding of Rhode Island
C, B, A, D
Many religious groups fled to colonies because of persecution. Which of the following is an EXCEPTION?
The Halfway Covenant was adopted because
too few second and third-generation Puritans were willing to testify publicly about their conversion experiences.
The Salem witchcraft trials were
the result of unsettled social and religious conditions in rapidly evolving MA
The southern transition to black slave labor in the last quarter of the 17th century can be explained partly by
the desire of white planters for a more permanent and pliable labor force
The Quakers believed in
The inner light, the peaceful settlement of issues, the equality of each person (all of the above)
All of the following colonies except one were established by religious groups persecuted in England. Which is the exception?
The "headrights system" adopted in the Virginia colony
gave 50 acres of land to anyone who would transport someone (like and indentured servant) to the colony.
All of the following statements about indentured servitude in colonial America are true EXCEPT:
Indentured servants could not be sold as property.
In the first half of the seventeenth century, the Great Migration refers to the
settlement of the Puritans in the MA Bay colony
In founding the colony of Georgia, James Oglethorpe's primary purpose was to?
provide a refuge for English debtors.
The Virginia House of Burgesses and the New England town meetings were similar in that they:
represented colonial participation in government.
Indentured servants were important to the development of the 17th century Chesapeake because they?
provided a relatively cheap and abundant source of labor for Chesapeake tobacco planters.
Anne Hutchinson's teaching threatened to underminethe spiritual authority of the established clergy because she?
Claimed believers could communicate directly with God
Which of the following characterized life in the Chesapeake region in the early 17th century?
a population density which required residents to live in close proximity to neighbors.
Following the War for Independence, most Americans wanted the power of government to be held by
the state governments.
List the following events in the chronological order they occurred:
(A) The Philadelphia Constitution Convention
(B) The Articles of Confederation's ratification
(C) "The federalists Paper"
(D) the Whiskey Rebellion
B, A, C, D
Which of the following was a major success of the Articles of Confederation
They devised land policies that would allow for the systematic incorporation of new states
The weaknesses of the Articles of the Confederation included the national governments' inability to
raise an army, regulate interstate and foreign trade, raise taxes. (All of the above)
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 stated that the
territories could petition to become states when they had a population of at least 60,000
What would an urban artisan, a merchant, a land speculator, and a western settler have in common in 1787?
They all were dissatisfied with the Confederation and wanted stronger national government that could protect their interests.
The proposal to create a bicameral nation legislature, with representation based proportionally on each states' population, was known as the
Which important controversy was resolved by the Great (or Connecticut) Compromise?
representation in Congress
The fact that the United States Constitution provided for Federalism (Shared powers between the national and states) and a system of check and balances suggest that?
its writers feared a concentration of political power
The 3/5 compromise of the Constitution Convention of 1787 provided that?
for purposes of representation and taxation, the votes of 3 free men were equal to those of 5 slaves
One of the Anti-federalists' key objections to the proposed Federal Constitution was the
absence of a bill of rights
Who might have agreed with the statement that "liberty is safe only if power is diffused among virtuous, independent citizens"?
The Political figure who took the lead in establishing the domestic program in Washington's administration was
Which of the following was NOT one of the first four cabinet departments in the Washington administration?
In the Report on Manufacturers
Hamilton supported policies that would protect American Industry from foreign competition
Hamilton's domestic program reflected his belief that
the nation had to be industrially self-sufficient, and that the national government had to maintain authority over the states
The essential disagreement between Hamilton and Jefferson over the proposed Bank of the United States was
whether the Constitution granted the federal government the power to establish such a bank.
The first incident in which the federal government demonstrated effectiveness of its power was
the Whiskey rebellion
The French Revolution and the ensuing war between France and Great Britain tended to
widen the split between American political factions
The United States government responded to France's declaration of war on Britain in 1793 by
The conduct of Citizen Genet in 1793 was unacceptable to the American government because he was
licensing American vessels as privateers against British shipping
Jay's Treaty (1794) provided for?
evacuation of English troops from their posts along the Great Lakes
In 1795, the United States gained unrestricted access to the Mississippi River and New Orleans by
negotiating a treat with Spain
Purposes of Alexander Hamilton's tax, tariff, and debt manipulation schemes during the presidency of George Washington included?
binding the interests of the wealthy class to the new federal government
The Purpose of adding the Bill of Rights to the United States federal Constitution was to
protect the people from abuse by the Federal Government
According to the original United States Constitution, before the addition of amendments, which Federal official was to be directly elected by the voters?
a member of the House of Representatives
The main purpose of the Alien and Sedition Acts was to:
silence and punish critics of the ruling federalists
The most "revolutionary" development in the critical election of 1800 was
the peaceful transition of power from one political party to its opponent
In the Republican vision of America, education was essential because:
an ignorant electorate could not be trusted to preserve democracy
In Marbury vs. Madison, Chief Justice John Marshall argued successfully that it is only the Supreme Court that had the powers to
declare federal law unconstitutional
Which of the following does NOT describe the Louisiana Purchase of 1803
French power expanded in the WEstern Hemisphere
The expression "Peaceable coercion" refers to Jefferson's attempt to protect American neutral rights by means of
The causes of the War of 1812 included all of the following EXCEPT
strong sectional rivalries that could only be overcome by an external army
"No seaman, seafaring, or other person shall, upon the high seas be demanded or take out of any ship or vessel belonging to the citizens of one of the parties, by the public or private armed ships belonging to, or in the service of, the other party..." This was an American attempt to deal with the problem of
The Orders in Councils
required all neutral ships sailing to France to be searched in England or be subject to seizure
Beside creating a pan-Indian military alliance against European American expansion, Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa (the prophet) urged Native Americans to
resist European American ways and revive their traditional culture
In diplomatic and economic terms, the War of 1812
could be considered the Second War for Independence
Despite the Revolution's emphasis on human rights and equality, the Founding Fathers failed to abolish slavery because
of their fear that a fight over slavery would destroy fragile national unity.