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Test Three-- #106557

Colonial Period/Independence--from naturalization guide (made harder)

America!U.S.A.
What is one reason colonists came to America? ▪ freedom ▪ political liberty ▪ religious freedom ▪ economic opportunity ▪ practice their religion ▪ escape persecution
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived? ▪ American Indians ▪ Native Americans
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves? ▪ Africans ▪ people from Africa
Why did the colonists fight the British? ▪ because of high taxes (taxation without representation) ▪ because the British army stayed in their houses (boarding, quartering) ▪ because they didn’t have self-government
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? ▪ (Thomas) Jefferson
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? ▪ July 4, 1776
There were 13 original states. Name ten. ▪ New Hampshire ▪ Massachusetts ▪ Rhode Island ▪ Connecticut ▪ New York ▪ New Jersey ▪ Pennsylvania ▪ Delaware ▪ Maryland ▪ Virginia ▪ North Carolina ▪ South Carolina ▪ Georgia
What happened at the Constitutional Convention? ▪ The Constitution was written. ▪ The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution.
When was the Constitution written? ▪ 1787
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name two of the writers. ▪ (James) Madison ▪ (Alexander) Hamilton ▪ (John) Jay ▪ Publius
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for? ▪ U.S. diplomat ▪ oldest member of the Constitutional Convention ▪ first Postmaster General of the United States ▪ writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac” ▪ started the first free libraries * signer of the Declaration of Independence
Who is the “Father of Our Country”? ▪ (George) Washington
Who was the first President? ▪ (George) Washington
Created by: dana.bigger