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Climate of New England Region
Geography of New England Region
Major trade of the New England Region
Climate of Middle Region
Economy of Middle Region
Long Growing Season
Geography of Southern Region
Climate of Southern Region
Why did the Virginia Company settle in the New World?
Why did the Puritans and Pilgrims settle Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth?
Water & Trade
People settled near ________ during Colonial times for better access to _________ and transportation.
The long growing season, fertile soil, an warm climate led the Southern economy to depend on the ______________.
Who did Southern plantation owners depend on to provide cheap labor?
What economic system allowed England to become wealthy by controlling its colonies trade?
What document set up self-government for the Plymouth colony in 1620
Virginia House of Burgesses
What was the first representative legislature in the colonies?
What land form was a barrier to movement during colonial times and served as the Proclamation Line of 1763?
Who was a diplomat to France during the Revolutionary War?
Who was the Commander of the Continental Army?
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Who was a delegate to the 1st & 2nd Continental Congress and the 2nd President of the United States?
Mercy Otis Warren
Who was a female playwright and historian of the American Revolution?
Who was a slave that spied on the British for the Americans during the American Revolution?
What pamphlet was written to convince the American public to support the movement for independence?
Taxation without Representation
The Stamp Act & Sugar Act were examples of this because the colonists had to pay them even though they had no representation in the British Parliament.
What laws punished the colonists for the Boston Tea Party by shutting down the Port of Boston?
What were the people who supported the colonies' movement for liberty from Britain called?
According to the _______________ after new states are equal to the existing 13 states.
Articles of Confederation
Under what government were the states stronger than the national government, and the national government had a powerless President and no court system?
What principle of the Constitution means that the national and state government share power?
Checks & Balances
What principle of the Constitution means that each branch of the government has power over the other two?
Separation of Powers
What principle of the Constitution means that government power is divided among three departments?
What principle of the Constitution means that government gets its power from the consent of the people?
In what type of government do people elect individuals to make decisions on their behalf?
What essays were written by the Federalists to persuade Americans to support the strong national government created by the Constitution?
What agreement led to the creation of a Senate and a House of Representatives in which membership would be based on population?
What agreement solved the problem of how to count slaves in a state's population?
What freedom in the First Amendment allows people to protest laws and discuss ideas freely?
What 1215 document protected the right to a jury trial?
Declaration of Independence
In what document did the colonists list grievances against the King, such as quartering soldiers, no right to a jury trial, and no right to petition the government?
Bill of Rights
In what document were the grievances against the King of England addressed for the new American government?
What group of people believed the Constitution created a federal government that was too strong and wanted to add a Bill of Rights to it?
What institution did Alexander Hamilton believe would strengthen the economy by loaning money to businesses?
Alexander Hamilton wanted to raise tariffs to help reduce the nation's _________
What type of economic system did Alexander Hamilton believe was best for the United States?
In what event did George Washington show Americans that he would uphold the authority of the federal government by stopping an uprising by farmers?
What developed over a disagreement over the power of the national and state government?
What political party believed the US economy should focus on manufacturing and industry?
What political party believed the US economy should focus on agriculture?
Leader: Thomas Jefferson
Who was the leader of the Democratic Republican political party?
Leader: Alexander Hamilton
Who was the leader of the Federalist political party?
In what speech did President Washington warn Americans to avoid foreign alliances?
What year was Jamestown established?
What year was the Mayflower Compact written?
What year was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
What year was the US Constitution adopted?
Organize the US government
How do the principles of the US Constitution affect the power of the federal government?
Lexington & Concord
Turning point that encouraged France to help
Ended the war
Treaty of Paris 1783
The Supreme Court decision of Marbury v. Madison established the principle of judicial review which determines the ____________________ of law.
The LAP made by President Jefferson, ____________ the size of the US.
was the first Secretary of Tresury and created the National Bank.
Lewis and Clark became pioneers in the expansion in moving this country in _________ expansion to the pacific ocean.
Before becoming part of the US, Louisiana territory was claimed by the country of _____________.
Native American woman was an assistant to Lewis & Clark on their expeditions.
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