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61 Facts #1-20 14V1

U.S. History Facts

TermDefinition
________________________is a cruel and unjust government. tyranny
______________________, the first permanent English settlement, was founded in ________________. Jamestown
The ___________________________________was written in 1787. The Constitution of the United States sets out the ______________________________of the government of the United States. Constitution of the United States; laws and principles
The ________________________________was the turning point of the American Revolution as it gave _________________a reason to enter the war against Britain. Battle of Saratoga; France
A _______________________ is a tax on goods brought into a country. tariff
_________________________are rights that cannot be given up, taken away, or transferred. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, are some of those rights. unalienable rights
The ________________________________was signed on__________________. It was written by_____________________, and declared the colonies independence from England. Declaration of Independence; July 4, 1776; Thomas Jefferson
___________________________wrote the Declaration of Independence; became the 3rd President of the United States; he also purchased the Louisiana territory, doubling the size of the United States. Thomas Jefferson
The British defeat at _________________________________by George Washington’s troops signaled the end of the American Revolution. (Cornwallis- British General) Yorktown, Virginia
______________________________is considered to be the “Father of the Constitution.” James Madison
The_________________________, signed in 1215 by King John, was the first document that limited power of the ruler. Magna Carta
The ________________________protected the rights of English citizens and became the basis for the American Bill of Rights. English Bill of Rights
_______________________________________is a system of government in which voters elect representatives to make laws for them. representative government
______________________________________is the freedom of private businesses to operate competitively for profit with minimal government regulation. free enterprise
__________________________is an economic theory that a country’s strength is measured by the amount of gold it has, that a country should sell more than it buys and that the colonies exist for the benefit of the Mother Country. mercantilism
The ____________________________________ended the American Revolution and forced Britain to recognize the United States as an independent nation. Treaty of Paris 1783
A ____________________________________is a nation in which voters choose representatives to govern them. Republic
The _____________________________ended the French and Indian War and effectively kicked the French out of North America. Treaty of Paris 1763
_______________________________was an inventor, statesman, diplomat, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He was responsible for convincing Louis XVI of France to support America during the Revolution. Benjamin Franklin
A __________________________________is a form of government that is run for and by the people, giving the people supreme power. democracy
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