5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Roger Williams
- Boston Tea Party
- First Continental Congress
- a September 1774, delegates from twelve colonies (GA didn't go) sent representatives to Philadelphia to discuss a response to the Intolerable Acts. Petition the British government to recognize colonists rights.
- b A dissenter who clashed with the Massachusetts Puritans over separation of church and state and was banished in 1636, after which he founded the colony of Rhode Island to the south
- c government under a single ruler, usually a king or queen
- d A 1773 protest against British taxes (Tea Act) in which Boston colonists (Sons of Liberty) disguised as Mohawks dumped valuable tea into Boston Harbor. British will respond by passing the Coercive Acts.
- e Established 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- 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.
- the 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.
- exchange of goods, ideas, and people between europe and the americas
- 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
John Rolfe → 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.
Salutary Neglect → An English policy of not strictly enforcing laws in its colonies
Valley Forge → Place where Washington's army spent the winter of 1777-1778, a 4th of troops died here from disease and malnutriton. Baron von Steuben arrives in camp and trains troops.
Proclamation of 1763 → Laws that governed trade between England and its colonies. Colonists were required to ship certain products exclusively to England. These acts made colonists very angry because they were forbidden from trading with other countries. Part of the British policy known as Mercantilism
Constitutional Convention → meeting of delegates in Philadelphia 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation, which produced the new U.S. Constitution