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most famous sermon was "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"; colonial America's foremost theologian
Why were the New England colonies poorly suited for agriculture?
long winters, a short growing season, and rocky terrain
the idea that the colonists should supply English factories with raw materials and then buy the goods they produced
a renowned Boston silversmith remembered for his midnight ride to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818)
1706-90, American statesman, diplomat, author, scientist, and inventor. He encouraged the founding of public libraries.
Act passed in 1766 just after the repeal of the Stamp Act. Said the colonies were "subordinate" to England.
Proclamation of 1763
law forbidding colonists to settle west of the Appalachian mountains; made all previous land grants null and void
March 24, 1765 - Required the colonials to provide food, lodging, and supplies for the British troops in the colonies.
Law passed by Parliament in 1765 that taxed printed materials and legal documents in the 13 Colonies
the period including the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1775
the French name for the English fort they captured at the beginning of the French and Indian War
Poor Richard's Almanac
A popular almanac, written by Benjamin Franklin, containing meteorological and astronomical information, proverbs, sound advice, and good humor
French and Indian War
the war that helped prepare the colonists for the War for Independence by uniting them in defense of their homes and families
What were the 3 types of colonial government?
royal colonies, proprietary colonies, and self-governing colonies
the king granted a tract of land to a nobleman, including Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware
A tax that the British Parliament placed on newspapers and legal documents sold in the American Colonies
American patriot who became a traitor and helped the British in the War for Independence
a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British, famous quote:, "i only regret that i have but one life to lose for my country"
nailed the 95 theses to the church door in Wittenburg and sparked the Protestant Reformation
Vice President under George Washington; second American President; father of American Conservatism
Dr. Samuel Prescott
One of the riders who helped Paul Revere spread the word about the British advancement
candidate for the Democratic-Republican party in 1796; 3rd American president; 1st Secretary of State
great American intellect and theologian; best known for Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
government divided between national and state powers; how the United States was founded
German soldiers hired by George III to smash Colonial rebellion, proved good in mechanical sense but they were more concerned about money than duty.
1792-1816. Formed by Alexander Hamilton. Controlled the government until 1801. Wanted strong nationalistic government. Opposed by Democratic Republicans.
Marquis de Lafayette
French soldier who served under George Washington in the American Revolution (1757-1834)
shot heard round the world
The first shot fired of the Revolutionary War at Lexington and Concord when a group of armed minutemen confronted a British column.
A battle that took place in New York where the Continental Army defeated the British. It proved to be the turning point of the war.
The last major battle of the war in which Charles Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington. The French helped us. The war was over, and colonists had won!
John Paul Jones
American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792); famous for saying "I have not yet begun to fight"
What are some weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
9 states had to approve a measure before it could be passed by Congress; all 13 states had to approve a bill to amend the Articles; the central government had no executive or judicial branches; Congress lacked the power to tax and perform other essential duties
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