France wa finally able to join the scramble for colonies in the New World as a result of....?
End of religious wars.
The French wanted to control Louisiana because they
would then control the mouth of the Mississippi.
The early wars between France and Britain in North America were notable for the...
use of primitive guerrilla warfare
The climatic clash between Britain and France for control of the North American continent sprang from their rivalry for control of
the Ohio River Valley.
The immediate purpose of the Albany congress of 1754, Americans
Keep the Iroquois tribes loyal to the British
unlike the first three Anglo-French wars, the French and Indian War
was fought initially ont he North American continent
the long-range purpose of the Albany Congress in 1754 was to
achieve COLONIAL UNITY and COMMON DEFENSE against the French threat.
During the French and Indian War,
British officials were disturbed by the lukewarm support of many colonials
The disunity that existed in the colonies before the French and Indian War can be attributed to
1. Enormous distances between the colonies
2. geographical barriers like rivers.
3. conflicting religions
4. varied nationalities
with the British and American victory in the French and Indian War,
a new spirit of independence arose, as the French threat disappeared.
One change in colonial policy by the British government that helped precipitate the American Revolution involved
compelling the American colonists to shoulder some of the financial costs of the empire.
When it came to the revolution, it could be said that the American colonists were
The American colonial exponents of republicanism argued that a just society depends on
the willingness of all citizens to subordinate their private interests to the common good
Republican belief held that the stability of society and the authority of the government
depended upon the virtue of its citizenry
Under mercantilist doctrine, the American colonies were expected to do all of the following except
become economically self-sufficient as soon as possible.
The first Navigation Laws were designed to
climinate Dutch shippers from the American carrying trade.
The British Crown's "royal veto" of colonial legislation
restrained colonies from printing paper currency
Under the mercantilist system, the British government reserved the right to do all of the following regarding the American colonies
prevent the colonies from developing militias
The first law ever passed by Parliament for raising tax revenues in the colonies for the crown was the
The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act to
raise money to support new military forces needed for colonial defense.
When colonists shouted "NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION," they were rejecting Parliament's power to
levy revenue-raising taxes on the colonies.
Colonial protests against the Stamp Act took the form of
British officials sent regiments of troops to Boston to restore law and order
The tax on tea was retained when the Townshend Acts were repealed because
it kept alive the principle of parliamentary taxation.
The local committees of correspondence organized b Samuel ADams
kept opposition to the BRitish alive, though exchange of propaganda
The Quebec Act was especially unpopular in the American colonies because
they deny the French the right to retain many of their old customs
The First Continental Congress was called in order to
decid which of Parliament's taxes the colonies would and would not pay
As the War of Independence began, Britain had the advantage of
overwhelming national wealth and naval power
What wasn't a weakness of the British military during the War for Independence
soldiers who were incapable of fighting effectively
Many whigs in Britain hoped for an American Victory in the War for Independence because they
feared that if George III triumphed, his rule at home might become tyrannical
As the WAR for Independence began, the colonies had the advantage of
many outstanding civil and military leaders.
The colonies did not face what weakness in the War for Independence
the use of numerous European officers
Regarding American Independence
only a select minority supported independence with selfless devotion.
"Varying Viewpoints" notes that the most influential view of the American Revolutionary currently holds that
fear of losing their liberty drove the colonists to war.
As noted in "Varying Viewpoints," historians since the 1960s have interpreted the Revolutionary struggle as
one in which economic concerns played a crucial role
Perhaps the most important single action of the Second Continental Congress was to
select George WAshing ton to head the army
With the American invasion of Canada in 1775
The colonials' claim that hey were merely fighting defensively for a redress of grievances was contradicted.
The colonists delayed declaring their independence until July 4, 1776 for all of the reasons except
lack of military victories
One purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to
explain to the rest of the world why the colonies had revolted
Examples of colonial experience with self-goverance, which prepared Americans for a republic, included all the following except
The Declaration of Independence did all of the following except
blame the colonies' problems on the British Parliament
The Americans who continued to support the crown after independence had been declared were more likely to be all of the following except
from New England
When the alliance with France was formalized, the Americans were abel to
1. gain access to large sums of money
2. double the size of their fighting forces
3. avail themselves of French naval strength
4. gain immense amounts of equipment
Britain gave America generous term in the Treaty of Paris because BRitish leaders
were trying to persuade America to abandon its alliance with France
As part of the egalitarian movement of the American Revolution
several northern states abolished slavery.
The founding fathers failed to eliminate slavery because
a fight over slavery might destroy national unity
As a result of the Revolution's emphasis on equality, all of the following were achieved except
ful equality between white women and men
As a means of ensuring that legislators stay in touch with the mood of the people, state constitutions
require the annual election of legislators
it was highly significant to the course of future events that
economic democracy preceded political democracy in the united states
the economic status of the average american at the end of the revolutionary war was
probably worse than before the war.
one of the most farsighted provisions of the northwest ordinance of 1787
prohibited slavery in the old northwest
After the REvolutionary war, both britain and spain
prevented america from exercising effective control over about half of its total territory
The debate between the supporters and critics of the articles of confederation was
reconcile states rights with strong national government
the issue that finally touched off the movement toward the constitutional convention was
control of commerce
the delegate whose contributions to the philadelphia convention were so notable that he was been called the father of the constitution was
the delegates at the constitutional convention were concerned mainly with
protection america from its weakness abroad and its excesses at home
motives of the delegates to the 1787 constitutional convention in philadelphia include all of the following except
to increase individual freedom
the great compromise at the constitutional convention worked out an acceptable scheme for
apportioning congressional representation
under the constitution the president of the united states was to be elected by a majority vote of the
the idea that all tex measure should start in the house was mad eot appease
the big states with the most people
the constitutional convention addressed the north south controversy over slavery through the
by their actions, the delegates to the constitutional convention manifested their common beliefs in all the the following except
man hood suffrage democracy
the antifederalist camp included all of the following groups except
supports of a strong central authority
probably the most alarming characteristic of the new constitution to those who opposed it was the
absence of a bill of rights
among other views, the FEDERALIST written during the ratification debate argued that
impossible to safeguard the rights of states from the power of a strong central government