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Staar Review History

1607 Jamestown, first permanent settlement
1620 Plymoth, Pilgrims and Mayflower compact
1776 Declaration of independence
5 reasons for exploration and colonization gold,god,and glory Economic opportunity Political freedom Curiosity Religious freedom
How did their distance from England contribute to the growth of representative government in the colonies colonies had to rule themselves colonies copied english traditions and structures most colonies were self governing and eleced members to an assembly
mayflower compact est. the idea of self governement
fundamental orders of connecticut first written constitution in the colonies - thomas hooker
virginia house of burgesses first representatives assembly in colonies - members were elceted
patriots colonist who supported independence
loyalist wanted to stay with britain
french and Indian war Britain needed to raise money to pay off debts
proclamation of 1763 colonist forbidden to settle west of the appalachian mountains
intolerable acts closed the port of boston
stamp act required all paper documents have a tax
mercantilism a system where a nation increases its wealth by collecting money from its colonies
olive branch petition last attempt by the colonies to est. peace with the king
lexington and concord shot heard around the world - 1st battle
saratoga french chose to help US - turning point
yorktown surrender of cornwalis - last battle
winter at valley forge army trained to become more professional - harsh conditions
first document used for gov articles of confederation
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