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1st Term Exam

This Viking explorer may have reached North America before Columbus did. Who is he? Leif Erikson
When Columbus had made land after crossing the Atlantic he called the natives "Indians." Where did he think he had landed? The Indies
Columbus died thinking he had discovered a quicker sea route to Asia. Who was the Italian explorer that realized his mistake and the continents are named after him? Amerigo Vespucci
An economic system that arose largely from the greed of European rulers taking advantage of their colonies is called? Mercantilism
What was the major cause of Native American deaths in the Americas? Disease spread from Europeans
What would a northwest passage provide European nations? A quicker route to Asia for trading
In the year of 1619 a Dutch ship arrived in Virginia carrying a load of what? 20 enslaved Africans
The Puritans left England for what reason? Religious persecution from the king
Why did the Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact? To help govern their colony fairly (self rule).
This case helped to establish the freedom of the press. What case are we talking about? The Zenger case
What illegal activity would colonists perform to get around the Navigation Acts? Smuggling
What do we call a Christian revival movement that swept through the colonies in the 1730's and 40's? The Great Awakening
What Enlightenment thinker contributed the idea of separation of powers? Montesquieu
The slave codes were written because of the main fear of what? slave revolts
The 1767 Townshend Acts specified they would tax what? imports into the colonies
The Committees of Correspondence had a main purpose of what? keeping the colonists informed of British actions
A demand made by the First Continental Congress was what? Remove the Intolerable Acts
The formation of the Continental Army was created by what entity? The Second Continental Congress
The Proclamation of 1763 declared that colonists could not move into lands west of what mountain ranges? Appalachians
A colonist who supported the English Crown would be called what? Loyalist or Tory
A colonist who supported independence from English rule would be called a what? Patriot
Who fired the "shot heard 'round the world?" Nobody knows
Shutting down a port with ships to prevent people and supplies from going in or out is called what? blockade
Civilians who train and prepare as soldiers are called a what? militia
An organized refusal to buy certain products is called a what? boycott
Nickname given to citizen militia who could be ready in "a minutes notice...." Minutemen
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