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  1. New England Economy
  2. Olive Branch Petition
  3. Quartering Act
  4. Battles of Lexington and Concord
  5. John Rolfe
  1. a Required the colonials to provide food, lodging, and supplies for the British troops in the colonies.
  2. b Primarily consisted of ship building and fishing
  3. c 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a final offer of peace to Britain, agreeing to be loyal to the British government if it addressed their grievances (repealed the Coercive Acts, ended the taxation without representation policies).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.
  4. d in 1775 conflicts between Massachusetts Minutemen and British soldiers that started the Revolutionary War
  5. e He was one of the English settlers at Jamestown (and he married Pocahontas). He discovered how to successfully grow tobacco in Virginia and cure it for export, which made Virginia an economically successful colony.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. Lawyer who defended British soldiers in the Boston Massacre trial. He believed in "innocent until proven guilty." In spite of these actions, he supported colonial independence. Would become the 2nd president of the U.S.
  3. an economic policy under which nations sought to increase their wealth and power by obtaining large amounts of gold and silver and by selling more goods than they bought
  4. 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.
  5. Revolutionary leader who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense (1776) arguing for American independence from Britain. In England he published The Rights of Man

5 True/False questions

  1. Marquis de LafayetteFounder of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots for independence; signed the Declaration of Independence


  2. VirginiaEnglish Separatist/Puritans who founded Plymouth colony in 1620


  3. PuritansProtestant sect in England hoping to "purify" the Anglican church of Roman Catholic traces in practice and organization.


  4. John HancockEnglish 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.


  5. Common Sensea pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that criticized monarchies and convinced many American colonists of the need to break away from Britain


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