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  1. Natural Rights
  2. Battle of Saratoga
  3. John Rolfe
  4. Tyrant
  5. Monarchy
  1. a a ruler or person who has complete power and uses it in cruel or unjust ways
  2. b 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.
  3. c government under a single ruler, usually a king or queen
  4. d 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.
  5. e 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.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. 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. Required the colonials to provide food, lodging, and supplies for the British troops in the colonies.
  3. First British colony. Founded in 1607 by the Jamestown Settlement.
  4. 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.
  5. Was a war fought by French and English on American soil over control of the Ohio River Valley-- English defeated French in1763. Historical Significance: established England as number one world power and began to gradually change attitudes of the colonists toward England for the worse. French will lose all authority of Canada.

5 True/False questions

  1. Olive Branch PetitionInitiated 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a final offer of peace to Britain, agreeing to be loyal to the British government if it addressed their grievances (repealed the Coercive Acts, ended the taxation without representation policies).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.


  2. Marquis de LafayetteAn English policy of not strictly enforcing laws in its colonies


  3. Roger WilliamsA 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


  4. George IIIa person who supported the British cause in the American Revolution; a loyalist


  5. 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.