5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Committees of Correspondence
- Writs of Assistance
- Mayflower Compact
- Constitutional Convention
- a Organization founded by Samuel Adams consisting of a system of communication between patriot leaders in New England and throughout the colonies
- b English Separatist/Puritans who founded Plymouth colony in 1620
- c meeting of delegates in Philadelphia 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation, which produced the new U.S. Constitution
- d 1620 - The first agreement for self-government in America. It was signed by the 41 men on the Mayflower and set up a government for the Plymouth colony.
- e Search warrants issued by the British government. They allowed officials to search houses and ships for smuggled goods, and to enlist colonials to help them search. The writs could be used anywhere, anytime, as often as desired. The officials did not need to prove that there was reasonable cause to believe that the person subject to the search had committed a crime or might have possession of contraband before getting a writ or searching a house. The writs were protested by the colonies.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Initiated by John Dickinson of the Second Continental Congress on July 8, 1775, the colonies made a final offer of peace to Britain, agreeing to be loyal to the British government if it addressed their grievances (repealed the Coercive Acts, ended the taxation without representation policies). It was rejected by Parliament, which in December 1775 passed the American Prohibitory Act forbidding all further trade with the colonies.
- Founder of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots for independence; signed the Declaration of Independence
- Prussian soldier who helped train American forces at Valley Forge in the American Revolutionary War. Taught essential military skills such as drills, tactics, and discipline.
- Large estates of land in Virginia and the southern colonies that grew tobaco, the crop with the largest net profit. Slaves were used to work the land on which tobacco was grown.
- A proclamation from the British government which forbade British colonists from settling west of the Appalacian Mountains, and which required any settlers already living west of the mountains to move back east.
5 True/False questions
Marquis de Lafayette → French General who helped Washington during American Revolution and later became important in French Revolution.
Articles of Confederation → this document, the nations first constitution, was adopted by the second continental congress in 1781 during the revolution. the document was limited because states held most of the power, and congress lacked the power to tax, regulate trade, or control coinage. Required 9 out of 13 states to agree to pass a law.
Declaration of Independence → This document was adopted on July 4, 1776 by the Second Continental Congress. It established the 13 American colonies as independent states, free from rule by Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson wrote the majority of this document.
Battles of Lexington and Concord → The battle which was the turning point of the Revolution because after the colonists won this major victory, the French decided to support us with money, troops, ships, etc.
Common Sense → English philosopher who advocated the idea of a "social contract" in which government powers are derived from the consent of the governed and in which the government serves the people; also said people have natural rights to life, liberty and property.