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  1. Committees of Correspondence
  2. Puritans
  3. John Rolfe
  4. Mayflower Compact
  5. Monarchy
  1. a 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. b Protestant sect in England hoping to "purify" the Anglican church of Roman Catholic traces in practice and organization.
  3. c Organization founded by Samuel Adams consisting of a system of communication between patriot leaders in New England and throughout the colonies
  4. d government under a single ruler, usually a king or queen
  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. American public official, writer, scientist, and printer. After the success of his Poor Richard's Almanac (1732-1757), he entered politics and played a major part in the American Revolution. Franklin negotiated French support for the colonists, signed the Treaty of Paris (1783), and helped draft the Constitution (1787-1789). His numerous scientific and practical innovations include the lightning rod, bifocal spectacles, and a stove. He is also noted to have helped establish a fire company and helped found an early version of the postal service.
  2. Revolutionary leader who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense (1776) arguing for American independence from Britain. In England he published The Rights of Man
  3. 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.
  4. in 1775 conflicts between Massachusetts Minutemen and British soldiers that started the Revolutionary War
  5. An English policy of not strictly enforcing laws in its colonies

5 True/False questions

  1. George IIIEnglish 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.


  2. Thomas JeffersonRevolutionary leader who wrote the pamphlet Common Sense (1776) arguing for American independence from Britain. In England he published The Rights of Man


  3. Boston Tea Partya 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.


  4. 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.


  5. Natural RightsFounder of the Sons of Liberty and one of the most vocal patriots for independence; signed the Declaration of Independence