EOCT: Unit 1 Colonization through the Constitution Vocabulary Review
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House of Burgesses
The first representative government in the colonies.
A safe haven for Quakers in the English Colonies.
New England colony created to escape the strict rule of the Puritans.
Important port town founded by the Dutch that was later taken and renamed by England.
The French colony that thrived on the fur trade.
Economic system that promoted the shipment of raw materials back to the mother country for manufacturing.
The trans-Atlantic slave trade.
A religious revival that used fire and brimstone style preaching to get people back to the church.
Treaty of Paris 1763
Ended the French and Indian War and led to an increase in taxation on the British colonists.
Treaty of Paris 1783
Ended the American Revolution and created the United States of America.
Shut down Boston Harbor due to the Boston Tea Party.
Proclamation of 1763
Stated that the Colonists could not go pass the Appalachian Mountains after the French and Indian War.
Thomas Paine's Common Sense
A pamphlet that argued that the colonists needed to have a Revolution.
A philosopher who influenced Thomas Jefferson when he argued that the government existed to protect people's natural rights.
Marquis de Lafayette
A french military officer who helped train militias during the American Revolution.
The British General who surrendered in the last the battle of the American Revolution.
The last battle of the American Revolution.
Essays that argued for the ratification of the US constitution.
The combination of the Virginia and New Jersey Plan that created the House and Senate.
Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments that are designed to protect people from the government.
Favored a strong central/national government.
Feared the national government would gain too much power and favored states rights.
Interest groups during the constitutional convention that eventually turned into political parties.
The compromise that decided how slaves would be counted in representation.
Crossing of the Delaware
Led to a sneak attack on Christmas night and gave the patriots courage and momentum to continue their fight against the British.
Battle of Yorktown
Last battle of the American Revolution where General Cornwallis surrendered.
Where the continental army spent a long harsh winter, but Washington showed his leadership skills.
An ideological movement that promoted the ideas of logic and reason and strongly influenced the ideas in the Declaration of Independence.
American diplomat that helped get the French to join the colonists in the American Revolution.
Baron de Montesquieu
Enlightenment thinker that pushed for the separation of powers to prevent one person or group of people from gaining to much power.
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