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  1. Intolerable Acts
  2. Virginia
  3. John Rolfe
  4. George III
  5. Olive Branch Petition
  1. a combination of the four Coercive Acts, meant to punish the colonists after the 1773, Boston Tea Party and the unrelated Quebec Act. The Intolerable Acts were seen by American colonists as a blueprint for a British plan to deny the Americans representative government. They were the impetus for the convening of the First Continental Congress.
  2. b First British colony. Founded in 1607 by the Jamestown Settlement.
  3. c 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.
  4. d English monarch at the time of the revolution. He was the main opposition for the colonies due to his stubborn attitude and unwillingness to hear out colonial requests/grievances.
  5. e 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a final offer of peace to Britain, agreeing to be loyal to the British government if it addressed their grievances (repealed the Coercive Acts, ended the taxation without representation policies).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.

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. This treaty ended the Revolutionary War, recognized the independence of the American colonies, and granted the colonies the territory from the southern border of Canada to the northern border of Florida, and from the Atlantic coast to the Mississippi River
  3. Required the colonials to provide food, lodging, and supplies for the British troops in the colonies.
  4. exchange of goods, ideas, and people between europe and the americas
  5. meeting of delegates in Philadelphia 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation, which produced the new U.S. Constitution

5 True/False questions

  1. Samuel AdamsFounder of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots for independence; signed the Declaration of Independence


  2. Monarchygovernment under a single ruler, usually a king or queen


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


  4. Thomas PaineHe was a delegate from Virginia at the Second Continental Congress and wrote the Declaration of Independence. He later served as the third President of the United States.


  5. Battle of YorktownLast major battle of the Revolutionary War. Cornwallis and his troops were trapped in the Chesapeake Bay by the French fleet. He was sandwiched between the French navy and the American army. He surrendered October 19, 1781.