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britain and france
The Seven Years War was between ______________ and _______________.
french and indian war
What do Americans call the Seven Years War?
Who oversaw the French and Indian War from Europe?
seven years war
What do the British call the French and Indian War?
ohio river valley; indian
Edward Braddock was a British Commander sent to conquer the French in the ____________________ in America. He was the British Commander in charge of troops during the French and _____________________ War.
french claims to land in north america
The Treaty of Paris ended __________________________________
information designed to influence opinion
What is propaganda?
Which act lowered the tax on molasses to try to stop smuggling?
custom officers, search homes and businesses for smuggled goods
Writs of Assistance gave ___________ permission to ___________________.
they took whatever they wanted
How were Writs of Assistance abused?
pay tax on printed materials
What did the Stamp Act force colonists to do?
What would the Stamp Act be for us today? Taxing all of our ____________________
college (for ministers)
Harvard was the first__________________________________.
The Middle Passage was a leg of the triangular trade route in which _______________ were shipped to the West Indies (Islands in the Caribbean)
Who was the leader of the Green Mountain Boys?
king george 111
Who opposed any compromise with the American colonists?
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Who argued for a Declaration of Independence?
all imported goods
What did the Townshend Acts tax?
boycott imported goods or smuggle
What did the Townshend Acts lead colonists to do?
What year did the Boston Massacre occur?
soldiers fired on an angry crowd killing 5 people
What happened at the Boston Massacre?
an African American dock-worker who was killed at the boston massacre
Who defended the soldiers from the Boston Massacre at trial?
all were not guilty, 2 got branded on their hand
What was the outcome of the trial (boston massacre)?
Colonial leaders used the Boston Massacre killings as _________________.
Who created the picture of the event in Boston that was used on posters?
arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams
Why were British troops headed to Lexington?
Why were British troops headed to Concord?
the shot heard around the world
The actions of minutemen in Lexington and Concord are referred to as the "__________________________".
Loyalists did not consider unfair taxes a good reason for __________________.
Patriots wanted to fight for _______________________________.
Who was the leader of the Sons of Liberty?
Who was the president of the first and second Continental Congresses?
richard henry lee
Who proposed a vote for independence?
the regulars are out
What did Paul Revere call out as he rode?
the white of their eyes, ammunition
Describe the Battle of Bunker Hill- don't fire until you see ______________________________________ because colonists were running out of _____________________. This was the 3rd battle that happened BEFORE the signing of the Declaration of Independence!
Colonists could only buy tea from the British East India Company because of the _________________________.
What year did the Boston Tea Party take place?
mohawk indians, threw $1.5 million worth of tea into the harbor
Describe what happened at the Boston Tea Party-
Committees of Correspondence-
a group of people who wrote letters to people in other colonies to get people to boycott British goods and be on the side of the patriots
Who recommended George Washington to be chosen Commander of the Continental Army?
rights to be restored and peace
In the Olive Branch Petition the colonists expressed their desire for ________________.
stop the meetings or i will kill you
What was the King's response to the Olive Branch Petition?
the boston massacre
Soldiers firing on a protesting group of dockworkers became known as...
the coercive acts
The Intolerable Acts were called ____________________ by the British.
closed boston harbor, outlawed meetings, soldiers had to go to england for a fair trial
Name 3 things that the Intolerable/Coercive Acts said-
the boston tea party
The Intolerable Acts were a direct punishment for-
battle of bunker hill
What was the third battle that happened before the signing of the Declaration of Independence?
john adams; thomas jefferson
We say that ________________ was the heart of the Declaration and ____________________ was the pen.
What did the Colonists call the Coercive Acts?
the boston tea party
The Coercive Acts were a direct punishment for __________________________.
Declaration of Independence and chose george washington to lead the army
What are two of the accomplishments of the Second Continental Congress?
give me liberty or give me death
Look at Patrick Henry's speech to the Second Virginia Convention quote: What does he declare?
The arguments for American independence written in Common Sense by _________________ influenced colonists' opinions.
these are the times that try men's souls
What is the opening line of Thomas Paine's The American Crisis?
trenton and princeton, delaware
On Christmas night 1776, the Patriots scored a victory at___________________, after crossing the _______________________.
In 1777 William Howe captured what city causing congress to flee?
Where did the Patriots endure a winter of terrible suffering?
george washington's leadership
What made George Washington's troops perform so well in such terrible weather?
After the battle of Saratoga, the French agreed to________________.
John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin
Which three men represented America at the Paris Peace Talks?
dutch school teacher
To spy on the British, Nathan Hale disguised himself as a ___________________.
"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country"
Nathan Hale's quote-
The Marquis de Lafayette was a _______________________ who became Washington's trusted aide.
i have not yet begun to fight
John Paul Jones famous quote-
The Hessian's main goal for winning the war was______________________________.
he went home to mount vernon
After the war what did George Washington do?
stay in the good times and leave when times are tough
"Sunshine Patriots" will ________________ according to the Patriot writer Thomas Paine in The American Crisis.
The British surrendered to the Patriots after the Battle of ____________________.
Disguised herself as a man to fight in the war
patriot through the battle of saratoga; in charge of philadelphia when british left; fell in love, introduced to a british spy, gave the spy information; joined the british army
Comte de Rochambeau
french general who leads the french army
the swamp fox- lead a volunteer militia in surprise attacks on the British
New York- when her husband died, she continued firing the cannon
Fredrich Von Steuben-
trained our troops at valley forge
lived on a train road to boston; homeschooled 4 children; managed 100s of acres; john was in france and the netherlands
A republic is a government in which _________________ rule through elected representatives.
Who was the presiding officer at the Constitutional Convention?
Under the federal system, the final authority is the _____________.
becoming too powerful
Checks and balances keeps any one branch of government from _______________.
Federalists were supporters of the_______________________.
The Articles of Confederation were America's_____________________.
What is the most distinctive feature of the U.S. Government?
went down in value
Representation based on population
New Jersey Plan
Who proposed the Great Compromise?
A constitution is a plan of ________________________.
the house of representatives
The election of 1800 was decided by...
transferred power from one political party to another
The election of 1800 was the first election that...
Requirements for presidential elections was set by what amendment?
Marbury vs. Madison
In which court case did the Supreme Court first exercise its right to review and rule on acts by other branches?
The Supreme Court reviewing and ruling on acts of other branches of the government is called...
The Louisiana Territory was purchased from...
Which French ruler had plans for empires in Europe and the Americas?
How much did the United States pay for the Louisiana Territory?
How did the Louisiana Purchase affect the size of the United States?
Who asked Merriwether Lewis to go on an Expedition?
Who asked William Clark to go on the Expedition?
keep details of plants, animals, and people in his journals
What was Merriwether Lewis's main job on the expedition?
"This country is, as yesterday, beautiful and extreme." - Merriwether Lewis: what "country" is Lewis referring to in this excerpt from his journals?
Who was the Shoshone woman who helped Lewis and Clark?
Who discovered Grand Peak in Colorado?
Who led the bloody attack against the Creek Indian?
it cost too much with little to gain
Why did the British leaders decide to end the War of 1812?
power of the british army and navy and indians
What did Americans underestimate in their eagerness for the war?
Who was President during the War of 1812?
star spangled banner
What song is the National Anthem?
Hopes for a Native American confederation died with the death of...
judiciary act of 1801
Regional courts were set up for the United States with the...
What politician died as a result of a duel?
What British practice was a violation of neutral rights?
What disastrous governmental act wiped out all American trade with ALL other countries?
The president was pressured to declare war on Great Britain by the...
the capitol and the white house
Two of the buildings burned by the British were...
francis scott key
"The Star-Spangled Banner" was written by...
he didn't want barbary pirates to use his ship
Why did Stephen Decatur burn the Philadelphia?
What number President was Andrew Jackson?
Worcester v. Georgia
Jackson is said to have made the remark "John Marshall has made his decision, now let him enforce it." Which Supreme Court decision is this from?
Who won the election of 1824, decided by the House of Representatives?
Where was Andrew Jackson born and raised?
What nickname did Jackson acquire in the Battle of New Orleans?
Which state would join as a slave state in Henry Clay's Compromise?
a free state has to join with a slave state to keep equal balance of powers
What did the Missouri Compromise say?
The Great Awakening was a __________________________ that swept through the colonies.
Who was the leader of the Seminole in Florida?
What was different about the Seminole in Florida?
martin van buren
Who was the President after Jackson (with crazy hair!)?
hired a lawyer and went to court
What did the Cherokee do when Georgia threatened to take away their land?
cherokee won, georgia can't remove the cherokee
What did the Supreme Court decide in Worcester vs. Georgia?
he went against the supreme court
When President Jackson ordered the Army to move the Cherokee to Oklahoma?
Trail of Tears
The path the Cherokee took to Oklahoma became known as the....
Who benefited most from Jackson's plan to remove American Indians to the West?
war of 1812
Andrew Jackson gained national fame as a hero of which war?
Some southerners wanted to break away from the United States or to...
Who led the Cherokee west of the Trail of Tears?
Who was the president of the Bank of the United States?
indian removal act
What act did Congress pass in order to relocate all Native Americans living east of the Mississippi River?
asked for early charted thinking jackson would sign it
What did the president of the Bank of the United States do to trick Andrew Jackson?
vetoed the charter, put government money in state banks, the banks closed
What did Jackson do to the Bank of the United States?
Which president had an attempted assassination?
Jackson was known as a _____________ of the ____________________.
What happened at Jackson's inaugural party?
battle of new orleans
What War of 1812 battle made Andrew Jackson famous?
Chapter 13 Is all about how the __________________ of the United States changed.
fertile oregon land
Reports of ________________ persuaded many Americans to settle in the Oregon Country.
What philosophy meant that the U.S. was set apart to extend it boundaries all the way to the Pacific?
Who did NOT die at the Battle of the Alamo in Texas? (Houston, Crockett, Bowie, or Travis)
One day the Governor of Mexico woke up and realized they were _____________ living in Texas than Mexicans.
war for independence
When the Governor of Mexico put a ban on American immigration and taxed American goods, the Texans wanted___________________.
Rio Grande River
The Texas/Mexico border was set at...
After Texas won independence the first president was________________.
Who was the leader of Mexico and the Mexican army?
gold was discovered there
People came to California after...
went to war with Mexico then bought it
How did the U.S. get California?
48 states complete
Why was the Gadsden Purchase a big deal?
merchant and land owners
Who got rich in the California Gold Rush?
refers to the u.s. northern border being disputed
What did the slogan "Fifty-Four Forty or Fight'' mean?
it would upset the balance of power
The admission of Missouri as a slave state was controversial in the Senate because...
Henry Clay's compromise became known as the...
land free vs. slave
What were the North and South competing for?
Stephen A. Douglas proposed letting people decide about slavery through...
In the Senate election of 1858, the Senate race in what state was the center of national attention?
The main topic of the Lincoln-Douglas debates was...
Southerners justified secession with the theory of...
What plan specified that slavery should be prohibited in any lands that might be acquired from Mexico?
What was the first territory to shed blood in a civil war over slavery?
Dred Scott Decision
What Supreme Court decision divided the nation even more?
split in democratic party
What helped Lincoln win the 1860 election?
John Brown led a small group of whites and free African Americans in a raid on an arsenal at________________.
On November 20, 1860 _______________ held a special convention and voted to secede from the Union.
_________________ was president when the southern states seceded.
Lincoln sent word that he was sending supplies to the fort. He left the decision to ______________ up to the Confederates.
confederate states of america
What did the southern states call themselves?
John Hancock and Samuel Adams
who planned the boston tea party
Uncle Tom's Cabin
written by harriet beecher stowe in 1853 that highly influenced england's view on the American Deep South and slavery. a novel promoting abolition. intensified sectional conflict.
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