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U.S History

Social Studies STAAR Study Guide

QuestionAnswer
What year was Jamestown founded? 1607
What year was the signing of the Mayflower Compact? 1620
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson
What year was the Declaration of Independence signed? 1776
What year was the Louisiana Territory purchased? 1803
How long was the civil war? 1861- 1865 4 years
Why was the Magna Carta written? It was written to protect the rights of citizens. 1215 <- the year it was written
What was the Proclamation of 1763 for? It prevented colonies from moving west of the Appalachian Mountains.
What is the Sugar Act about? It was tax placed on sugar and other products shipped to the colonies.
What is the Stamp Act about? All paper documents had to carry a tax stamp
Who was the leader of the Sons Of Liberty? Samuel Adams
What was the Boston Massacre about? English soldiers fired on colonists they killed 5 people.
What was the Boston Tea Party about? The colonists boarded the ships and destroyed British tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor
What is the Intolerable Act about? They punished Boston for the Tea Party by closing the Boston Harbor.
What was the battle of Lexington and Concord? It was the first battles of the civil war
What was the battle of Saratoga? It was the turning point of the war; the French begin to support the colonies in their fight for independence.
What is Valley Forge? It was Washington's winter camp
What was the battle of Yorktown? It was the last battle of the American Revolution
What was the Treaty of Paris? It ended the American Revolution
What is Unalienable Rights? Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
What is the Northwest Ordinance? (1787) It decided how new territory was settles and application for statehood.
What was the Constitutional Convention for? (1787) It created a new constitution to correct the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
What was the Great Compromise about? It combined the New Jersey and Virginia Plans to create a Congress
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