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Something (such as a document, journal, etc.)that was created by someone who was alive during the events that occurred
Something(such as a document,journal, etc.)that was created by someone who was not alive during the event that occurred
Point of View
A person's perspective of something based on his/her character, background, experience,etc.
The process of finding what a historical event means or what it meant in history
A government ruled by a king or queen where the powere is handed down by family; also consent of the governed
Rights given to people when they are born:Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit Of Happiness
Any combustible organic material, as oil, coal, or natural gas, derived from the remains of former life
First official colony in the current US, known as the "Lost Colony", founded by Sir Walter Raleigh(1585)
First successful colony in the US, founded in 1607, it was a jointstock colony, the purpose was to get gold, was started by VA company
Written in 1215 in an attempt to limit the power of King John, one of the first examples of a document of code of law to limit the power of the monarch.
Colony founded by proprietors (people founded by the King to govern colonies, was generally given as a gift by the King
A group of people who wanted to separate from the Church Of England (People who came on Mayflower and started Plymouth colony in 1620, wanted religious journey )
English Bill Of Rights
Written in the 1600's in England, Greater attempt to limit monarch's power, gives some of King's power to the Parliament
1607-1754; From the founding of the colonies to the beginning of the French & Indian War,Britain ignores America. America learns how to govern themselves during this time
The ability for the mother country to make money off of their colonies, raw goods are taken by mother country, manufactured in mother country, and sold back to colonies at higher price
New England Colonies
Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire; The economies were based off of ship-building and trading;their climate was fairly chilly most of the time and their geography was mostly rocky;not good for farming (any farming was mostly subsistence)
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware; Their economies were based off of farming grains because of mild climate and flat land. (known as the Breadbasket)
Virginia,Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland; The cash crop capital of the colonies, they farm cash crops such as rice, indigo, and tobacco; Climate was hot and mild; Economy was based on slaves
French and Indian War
War between the French/Indians and the British/Colonists, 1754-1763;Was an extension of wars already going on in Europe;"War For Empire"; Purpose was for control of the Ohio River Valley; Ended Salutary Neglect and British being re interested in colonies
Proclamation Of 1763
Imaginary line drawn by King George III,prohibited colonist from crossing the Appalachian mountains,gave Ohio River Valley to Native Americans, first act that caused colonial unrest
Passed in 1765; direct tax on all paper goods; repealed in 1766; Massively angers everyone in the colonies
Series of taxes put in place to pay salary of royal governor,tax on lead, paper, tea, glass; all taxes are repealed except tea
Put in place after Townshend Act was repealed; Allows colonist to only buy tea from the British East Indies Tea Company
In response to Boston Tea Party
1. Closed the Port Of Boston (except food and fuel for British soldiers)
2. Impose Military Rule On Colony Of Massachusetts
3. Disallow Colonial Assembly Meetings
Used to spread news around colonies; British shot at rioting colonists; Paul Revere drew exaggerating picture
Sons/Daughters Of Liberty
Groups that formed to officially protest against British;Sons-Burned loyalist mansions, led boycotts, were responsible for the Boston Tea Party
Daughter-got to sew and make clothes for boycotts
The document which establishes the present federal code of laws for the United States and is changed through amendments
Meeting where the Constitution was written; In 1787 in the Philadelphia State house; originally met to revise AOC
New Jersey Plan
A plan for a weak government with equal state representation in the one-housed answer
NJ Plan: Proposes 1 house in legislation with equal rep. for each state
VA Plan: Proposes 2 houses in legislation with rep based on population
The southern states wanted to count slaves because they had a lot of slaves, but the northern states were the opposite.
Conflict on how to elect the President:Either the delegates voted or the population voted.
A state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them
House Of Representatives
The lower legislative branch in many national and state bicameral governing bodies, as in the United States
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