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wrote "Common Sense". Thomas Paine
is referred to how the Patriots used the engravings of Paul Revere. Propaganda
Thomas Jefferson said that King George III was an unfit ruler because he denied the colonists their rights.
limits the power of government. Bill of Rights
showed the weakness of the Articles of Confederation and prompted the call for the Constitutional Convention. Shay's Rebellion
resolves disputes under the law. Judicial Branch
A goal of the Continental Congress to find a solution to the conflicts with Great Britain.
the term given to colonists who supported separation from Great Britain. Patriots
This group gained territory in North America as a result of the French and Indian War. Great Britain
the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Bill of Rights
Congress feared this about a strong central government rights for which people fought would be lost.
Publius the pen used to write The Federalist Papers
When George Washington became president in 1789, the army he had commanded during the American Revolution had disbanded.
The decision that was made at the Second Continental Congress to form an army
To explain why the colonies were separating from Great Britain the reason the Declaration of Independence was written.
3 Branches of Government Legislative, Judicial and Executive
caused the American defeat in Brooklyn, New York, in August 1776. Inexperienced soldiers
The act that taxed almost all printed material in the colonies. Stamp Act
prevented a British victory in the South. Guerilla Groups
The reason George Washington was chosen to be a military leader he had experience.
people are born with these rights. Natural Rights
the colonists expressed their desire for peace in this petition. Olive Branch Petition
a decision was made to form an army Second Continental Congress
Washington's military strategy after 1776 to fight a defensive war and tire the British.
Patrick Henry's speech, "Give me liberty or give me death", identified him with this group. Patriots
The effect that Common Sense had in the colonies It persuaded many colonists that America should be independent.
Colonists paid taxes A way that Great Britain increased its control of the colonies.
refers to the actions of the Minutemen at Lexington and Concord. "The shot heard around the world"
The right of citizens to own firearms the meaning of the Second Amendment.
The original purpose of the convention in May 1787 to revise the Articles of Confederation.
The American victory at Saratoga caused the French to announce their support for the United States.
the name of America's first Constitution. The Articles of Confederation
The mood in the colonies immediately following the events at Lexington and Concord... most colonists were reluctant to start a war.
The long-term effect of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 territories eventually became states.
were given the job of choosing a chief executive. Electors chosen by the states
number of members is affected by the state population. House of Representatives
each state is given 2 to balance the rights of large and small states. Senators
The greatest concern of the opponents to the Constitution giving up state power to form a stronger Union.
The compromise that addressed the issue of how to count slaves. The Three-Fifths Compromise
the branch that carries out new laws, nominates federal judges Executive Branch
shared by state and national government Raising Taxes
the Supreme Court's power to declare a law unconstitutional. Judicial Review
The position of the group known as the Federalists supported the new constitution.
a name that was given to the events of March 5, 1770, that created anti-British sentiment. Boston Massacre
was composed of troops from all the colonies. Continental Army
formed the Sons of Liberty Patriots
colonists considered an act of tyranny. The Proclamation of 1763
The colonists resented this most about the Stamp Act they had no representatives to vote on the tax.
was given to the events of March 5, 1770, in order to create anti-British sentiment. Boston Massacre
Great Britain's response to the Boston Tea Party. Intolerable Acts
the colonists that supported the British in the Revolutionary War. Loyalists
The Loyalists view of the Patriots ungrateful rebels.
it's purpose was to ask King George to make peace with the colonies. Olive Branch Petition
when was Declaration of Independence signed signed in July 1776.
"WE, therefore, the Representatives of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, in GENERAL CONGRESS Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these colonies An excerpt taken from the Declaration of Independence
According to the Declaration of Independence, this is the reason governments are established. To protect people's rights
According to the Declaration of Independence, the power to rules comes from.... the people
was a weakness of the Continental Army at the start of the war. Supply shortages
a law that allowed the British East India Company to sell directly to consumers rather than through merchants. Tea Act
how General Washington described the soldiers in "summer soldier and sunshine patriot" Quitters
An effect of the American victory at Saratoga European countries came to the aid of America.
Seen as a failure of the Articles of Confederation Congress could not impose taxes
The greatest challenge for the delegates at the Constitutional Convention was.. how to balance the interests of large and small states.
was known as the "Father of the Constitution" because he was well prepared to lead the discussion at the convention. James Madison
Keeps any one branch of government from gaining too much power. Checks and Balances
refers to the sharing of power between national and state governments. Federalism
A responsibility of the right to freedom of the press to tell the truth
A purpose of the Bill of Rights to limit the power of government.
would not have been a member of the Federalist party. Farmers
proposed the Albany Plan of Union. Ben Franklin
freedom of speech and freedom of assembly. First Amendment guarantees
helps maintain a democratic society and allows citizens to be informed. Freedom of the press
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