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  1. Articles of Confederation
  2. Writs of Assistance
  3. John Rolfe
  4. Battles of Lexington and Concord
  5. Pilgrims
  1. a English Separatist/Puritans who founded Plymouth colony in 1620
  2. b in 1775 conflicts between Massachusetts Minutemen and British soldiers that started the Revolutionary War
  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 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.
  5. e Search 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. Organization founded by Samuel Adams consisting of a system of communication between patriot leaders in New England and throughout the colonies
  2. Prussian soldier who helped train American forces at Valley Forge in the American Revolutionary War. Taught essential military skills such as drills, tactics, and discipline.
  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. A proclamation from the British government which forbade British colonists from settling west of the Appalacian Mountains, and which required any settlers already living west of the mountains to move back east.

5 True/False questions

  1. Treaty of Paris, 1783This 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


  2. Olive Branch PetitionLarge 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.


  3. Give me liberty, or give me deathPatrick Henry speech given in 1775 to the Virginia Convention of Delegates. Taken from the papers known as the Virginia Resolves.


  4. Quartering ActRequired the colonials to provide food, lodging, and supplies for the British troops in the colonies.


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


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