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U.S. History Mid Term
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How did scientists think people first arrived in North America
The bearing land bridge
what did they call people who migrated over the land bridge
How did price henry help push exploration forward
helped columbus by sponsering his journey
what was the significance finding a sea route to asia
supplies and people can get there quicker
what were some of the deadly effects of the columbian exchange
how would you best discribe the columbian exchange
an exchange that transferd things to and from the new world to europe
how did john smith help save jamestown
indentured servents, only feed them if they work
What type of document gave English settlers permission to start a colony?
What happened to the Roanoke colony?
no one knows to this day
What was the middle passage?
a passage in the atlantic ocean were people and supplies traveled to and from america and europe
What is African Diaspora?
the spreding of africans in america
How did enslaved Africans try to cope with life in the Americas?
What did Jamestown population plummet between 1609 and 1610?
Why was the Powhatan tribe key to Jamestown survival?
they showed jamestown how to survive
Why did Virginia use slave labor instead of Indentured Servants?
virgina didn't belive in indentured servants
Which cash crops were important to the southern colonies economies?
Which colonies had the strictest slave codes?
What was the Mayflower Compact?
written by separatist, a document that says there fleeing from religous prosecution by great briton
What effect did the Mayflower Compact have on the development of constitutional democracy in America?
it called for a separation of church from the government
What disadvantage did New England farmers face?
rocky ground, rich soil
What did the English Bill of Rights do to the King's power? Parliament's power
limited the kings and parliments power
Who was the famous African Prince who was kidnapped into slavery?
What was ended most of France's claims in North America?
french and indian war
Who were the Sons of Liberty?
a group of colonist
What were loyalists?
people who stayed loyal
Who were the minutemen?
colonist who were ready to fight at any time
Who was the "Swamp Fox"?
How was war debt responsible for the Sugar Act?
Why did the Stamp Act upset the colonists?
they needed to pay taxes on stamps
What event directly sparked the Boston Massacre?
Why did the Boston Tea Party demonstrate to the British?
that the colonist can stand up for them selfs
What were Lord North's views on the Boston Tea Party?
What did the colonists call the Coercive Acts?
the intolerable acts
What groups of Americans were left out of the Declaration of Independence?
women and enslave africans
What was the goal of the First Continental Congress?
to get england to repel unfair taxes and trade regulations
What did Patrick Henry mean by the following saying, "I am not a Virginian, and I am an American"?
he is american
What was the first battle of the American Revolution?
lexington and concord
Where were most of the colonial militia's weapons stored?
What did the following quote mean, " Don't fire unless fired upon"?
dont shoot at them unless they fire first, don't start the war
Why was the battle of Trenton important?
not one american was wonded or died
Why were the ideas of Common Sense seen as so bold at that time?
What was the main cause of Shays' s rebellion?
taxes required of poor farmers
What did most Americans call for after the rebellion?
a stronger central government
Who was known as the Father of the Constitution?
What was the great compromise?
agreement made among delegates to the constitutional convention that the american government would have two houses in congress
What freedoms do those amendments give to individuals and states?
religion, speech, right to assemble peaceably, right to petition the government for redress of grievances
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