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HIstory class

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QuestionAnswer
Cultural Borrowing to borrow and use an idea that you got from another culture
1492 columbus discovers america
Fundamental Oreders of Connecticut 1st written form of government in America; gave the right to vote to non-church members
Mercantilism country controls the imports and exist for its colonies; the colonies exist for the good of the mother country
1607 1st permanent english settlement at jamestown
Triangular Trade shipping and trade routes between the colonies & africa & west indies islands
Virginia house of burgesses first form of representative government in america
Magna carta in 1215, king john was forced to share power with parliament; (no one was above the law & right to trial by jury
The middle passage ship's voyage importing slaves from africa; many africans died
middle colonies AKA the breadbasket colonies; raised lots of grain, animals, produced iron
Southern colonies longer growing season, frtile soil, grew cotton and tabacco. life revolved around plantations
Albany plan of union first proposal to unite the american colonies; by Ben Franklin " join or die"
William Bradford leader of pilgrims at plymouth
New England Colonies economy based on fishing & shipping trade. cold climate, short growing season. used town meetings to govern
William Penn founder of Pennsylvania; he believed in paying indians for their land, freedom, of religion, and self-government
Anne Hutchinson woman accused of heresy( false teaching); exiled from massachusetts
mayflower compact written by pilgrims said they would follow the laws the wrote. ( idea: power comes from the people & self-government
the first great awakening religious movement in the 1700s; increased religious toleration & more "equality in eyes of god"
primary source first- hand information; eye witness account of an event
second source second- hand information; heard from other sources: not an eyewitness
1620 pilgrims settle at plymouth
the Enlightenment intellectual movement in 1700s; the power of REASON led to many inventions
Roger Williams exiled from massachusetts; founder of colony of Rhode Island
John Smith leader of Jamestown colony
Lord Cornwallis commander of the british forces; surrendered at Yorktown
Tariff a tax, usually on imported goods
Samuel Adams leader of the sons of liberty in Boston
Crispus Attacks African- American who was the first to die in the Boston Massacre
Boston Massacre Brawl or fight between British Redcoats and Bostonians
Lexington and Concord first battles of the american revolution; the " shot Heard round the world"
Benjamin Franklin inventor, discoverer of elecrticity, negotiated peace treaty with France
Boston Massacre Brawl or fight between British Redcoats and Bostonians
Lexington and Concord first battles of the american revolution; the " shot Heard round the world"
Benjamin Franklin inventor, discoverer of elecrticity, negotiated peace treaty with France
Treaty of Paris treaty that ended the American Revolution
Taxation without representation slogan of colonial grievance due to paying $ without consent
Valley Forge Washington's starving, poorly equipped troops trained here during freezing winter
George Washington commander of the American troops during the revolution; 1st president
Saratoga turning point in the American Revolution; the 1st time that it looked like the Americans would win
1776 American declares independence from Britain
Inalianable rights rigths that all people are born with, life, liberty, and the persuit of happiness
Created by: roopina on 2008-10-20



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