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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
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Why is the Mayflower Compact considered an important document?
It represented an early example of self-government in the British colonies
Describe the most significant outcome of Bacon's Rebellion, 1676?
The transition from indentured servitude to race-based slavery in the colonies.
What are some of the goals or impacts of First Great Awakening preachers?
They challenged the authority of established churches in the colonies; They were willing to speak to crowds of men and women, regardless of their social status; They emphasized emotional conversion experiences and many who converted were called "new lights".
After the Glorious Revolution and until the French and Indian War, the British-American colonies enjoyed a period of relaxed supervision from the British Crown, resulting in a growing independence in government and economics in the colonies. This period is known as what?
What were 3 important outcomes of the French and Indian War?
It led to higher taxes passed onto the colonies; It led to massive land gains for the British but also massive debt; It increased political tensions between British and the colonies.
What was a direct contributor to the Boston Massacre?
The increased number of British troops in the American cities.
By harassing tax collecting officials and organizing boycotts of British goods, these groups formed a central part of the effective American resistance to British efforts to exert control over the colonies in the 1760's?
the Sons and Daughters of Liberty
This convinced the French to ally with the Americans and French assistance was critical for victory in the Revolutionary War.
Battle of Saratoga
Federalists controlled the convention, wrote the document, published supportive essays for the Constitution, and eventually added a Bill of Rights. This describes what?
The successful process of drafting, debating and implementing the United States Constitution.
The idea that the U.S. should expand from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean?
Describe the political rights for Native Americans and white Americans in the South from 1800 to 1848.
White Americans experienced expanded voting rights, but the political power of Native Americans was diminished, as shown by the Indian Removal Act and President Jackson's unwillingness to respect the Worcester v Georgia decision.
The forced relocation of slaves across the Atlantic from Africa is called what?
The increased internal slave trade in the United States during the cotton boom of the American South in the 1800's is considered to be what?
Describe the general trends of economic development in the North and South leading up to the Civil War.
The North experienced a rise in industry, while the South developed a dependency on cotton and slave labor.
What are 3 important events in the build up to the Civil War?
Bleeding Kansas, the Compromise of 1850, the Dred Scott case
This formally and completely banned slavery throughout the United States.
The 13th Amendment
What U.S. President was known for his military leadership, for guiding the country under the new Constitution, and for setting the tradition of only serving two terms in office?
What U.S. President was known for expanding the territory of the United States with the Louisiana Purchase, and for supporting the ideal of a nation made up of small, independent family farms?
What U.S. President was known for increasing party loyalty and voter turnout, for aggressively using the power of the President, and for pursuing the policy of American Indian Removal?
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