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  1. Columbian Exchange
  2. Committees of Correspondence
  3. Common Sense
  4. Intolerable Acts
  5. Boston Massacre
  1. a a clash between British soldiers and Boston colonists in 1770, in which five of the colonists were killed. This event was highly publicized by Paul Revere and Samuel Adams and used to provoke anti-British sentiment throughout the colonies.
  2. b Organization founded by Samuel Adams consisting of a system of communication between patriot leaders in New England and throughout the colonies
  3. c a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine that criticized monarchies and convinced many American colonists of the need to break away from Britain
  4. d exchange of goods, ideas, and people between europe and the americas
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. in 1775 conflicts between Massachusetts Minutemen and British soldiers that started the Revolutionary War
  5. He 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 True/False questions

  1. Constitutional Conventionmeeting of delegates in Philadelphia 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation, which produced the new U.S. Constitution


  2. MonarchyEstablished in 1587. Called the Lost Colony. It was financed by Sir Walter Raleigh, and its leader in the New World was John White. All the settlers disappeared, and historians still don't know what became of them.


  3. Treaty of Paris, 1783Search 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.


  4. Natural Rightsthe idea that all humans are born with rights, which include the right to life, liberty, and property. First attributed to John Locke. Reinterpreted by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.


  5. Declaration of IndependenceOrganization founded by Samuel Adams consisting of a system of communication between patriot leaders in New England and throughout the colonies