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In what year did Christopher Columbus discover America?
What country sponsored (paid for) Columbus's voyage?
What is the name of the "Lost Colony"
What is the name of the first permanent English settlement in North America
What cash crop helped the first permanent English settlement succeed.
For freedom of religion
Why did the Pilgrims come to North America
What was the name of the ship that the Pilgrims sailed on?
During the Colonial Period, on what passage were slaves loaded in Africa and shipped to the Americas
In the Colonial South, what were properties that usually had many acres, a large house, and slaves called.
How many original colonies were there
The French and the British
Who was the French and Indian War between
Great Britain was in debt from the French and Indian War
Why did Great Britain start taxing the colonists after 160 years of not taxing them?
The people that didn't want independence from Great Britain were called what?
The Declaration of Independence
Name the document that broke all ties with the country that the United States was fighting?
Who was the author of this document?
The American Revolution
What was the name of the war that the U.S. fought for its independence?
Who did the United States fight against in that war?
The men who were ready to fight in the war at a minute's notice were called what?
King George III
Who was the king of the country that was taxing the colonists
When the colonists dumped 300 crates of tea in the Boston Harbor
What was the Boston Tea Party
The Quartering act
What act required colonists to provide shelter for British soldiers
Who wrote the pamphlet called "Common Sense"
Taxation without representation
What problem made colonists want to fight for independence?
The people that wanted independence from Great Britain were called what?
Who was the general of the U.S. (Continental Army)?
Lexington and Concord
Where were the first shots of the war/
Were slaves allowed to fight in this war?
What country most helped the colonists win the Revolutionary War?
Where was the last battle of this war?
Articles of Confederation
After the war, what did the United States call its first plan of government?
What did the United States call its second plan of government?
Who gets credit for writing the second plan of government?
Between the states of Maryland and Virginia
Where is Washington D.C. located?