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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
AP US History Semester Exam Study Guide
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It exposed a land bridge connecting Eurasia with North America
The Great Ice Age accounted for the origins of North America's human history because ...
The crop that became the staple of life in Mexico and South America
European explorers introduced ____ into the new world.
The Columbian Exchange
_______The transfer of plants, animals, and diseases between the Old and New Worlds
No nation state supported these ventures
The early voyages of the Scandanavian seafarers did not result in permanent settlement in North American because ...
Retain the rights of Englishmen
The Virginia charter guaranteed that English settlers in the New World would ...
The introduction of horses brought about significant change in the lives of the Lakotas; from this they became ...
Was the first of many miniature parliaments to flourish in America
The summoning of Virginia's House of Burgesses marked an important precedent because it ...
Were the two most democratic colonies
North Carolina and Rhode Island were similar in that they ...
Be financially profitable and create a refuge for the Catholics
A major reason for the founding of the Maryland colony in 1634 was to ...
Paid little attention to its colonies
During the early years of colonization in the New World, England ...
Established complete religious freedom for all
As founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams ...
Best advertised colony
Pennsylvania was the ...
Indian policy in early Pennsylvania can be best described as ...
_________a personal experience when God revealed an individual's heavenly destiny
At the bottom of the social class in the south were the ...
the halfway covenant
__________allowed their children of unconverted church members to baptized but not full members of the church
The physical and social conditions of slavery were harshest in ...
Governor Berkeley was dismissed from office
As a result of Bacon's Rebellion, ...
democracy in political government
The Puritan system of congregational church government logically led to ...
pugnacious, lawless, and individualistic
The Scotts-Irish can best be described as ...
The most honored profession in early colonial society was ...
it pointed the way to freedom of the press
the jury's decision in the case of John Peter Zenger, a newspaper printer, was significant because ...
stimulate the colonies triangular trade with Africa and the West Indies
The Molasses Act of 1733 was intended to ...
The person most often called the "first civilized American" was ...
the natural fertility of all Americans
the population growth of the American colonies by 1775 is attributed mostly to ..
eliminated their ability to play off rival European powers against each other
For the Indians, the Treaty of Paris that ended the Seven Year's War ...
The proclamation of 1763
__________prohibited colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains
The primary economic pursuit of early settlers in New France was ...
France lost all of its valuable sugar islands in the West Indies
In the peace arrangements that ended the Seven Year's War ...
more confident in their military strength
Colonists emerged from the French and Indian War ...
would control the mouth of the Mississippi River
The French wanted to control Louisiana because they ...
consider ways of redressing colonial grievances against Britain
The First Continental Congress was called in order to ...
a revolutionary force from the day of its discovery by Europeans
In a broad sense, America was
feared that if George III triumphed, his rule at home might become tyrannical
Many Whigs in Britain hoped for an American victory in the War for Independence because they ...
a complete boycott of British goods
The First Continental Congress called for ...
provide housing and food for British troops
The Quartering act required hat colonists
undertaken in a haphazard manner
The founding of the American colonies by the British was ...
because Parliament passes the tax, not the colonists
Colonists objected to the Stamp Act ...
The "Fighting Quaker" who cleared most of Georgia and South Carolina was ...
because it prevented the fighting from spreading into the southern colonies
The battle of Saratoga was a key victory for the Americans ...
were trying to persuade America to abandon its alliance with France
Britain gave America generous terms in the Treaty of Paris because British leaders ...
isolate new england
The basic strategy of the British in 1777 was to try to ...
called for American Independence and the creation of a democratic republic
Thomas Paine's pamphlet, Common Sense...
the fighting continued for more than a year
After the british defeat at Yorktown ...
The struggle for divorce between religion and government, in the post-revolutionary period, proved fiercest in ...
a fight over slavery might destroy national unity
the founders failed to eliminate slavery because
to get them away from the haughty eastern seaports
As a result of the Revolution, many state capitals were relocated westward to ...
cheap land was easily available and American had few landed aristocrats
One reason that the United States avoided the frightful excesses of the French Revolution is that ..
The Northwest ordinance of 1787
__________ provided for the survey and sale of public lands in the Old Northwest
Under the constitution, the president o the United States was to be elected by a majority vote of the ...
absence of a bill of rights
Probably the most alarming characteristics of te new constitution who opposed it was the ...
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