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2nd Quarter Review

review of terms and concepts from 2nd quarter

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The Declaration of Independence was signed in what year? 1776
In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote that a people who decide to change their government should also do what? list the reasons for changing
According to the Declaration of Independence, a government's authority to govern should come from_____________ the people being governed
What does the phrase "all men are created equal" from the Declaration of Independence mean? All people have the same rights, and government should treat everyone equally
What completes the following cause and effect: If the government does not ___________then the people have a right to change the government. protect the unalienable rights of the people
Name four ways in which women helped in the Revolutionary War. made clothes for troops, fought in battle, cooked and cared for injured, took over management of farms and businesses
Under the Stamp Act of 1765, official government stamps were placed on printed materials to show what? that the tax had been paid on them
Why was Thomas Paine's Common Sense influential with the public? It was simple and direct
What battle led to an alliance between the colonists and France and was the turning point in the war? Battle of Saratoga
What source would provide the best visual presentation of the sequence of events during the Revolutionary War? a timeline
By the end of the Revolutionary War, all of the states had enlisted African Americans EXCEPT___________. South Carolina
Put the following events in the proper sequence: 1. Declaration of Independence 2. Battles of Lexington and Concord 3. Articles of Confederations 4. Treaty of Paris 2,1,3,4
Which of the following people did not have the good of the community ahead of one's personal interest as a supporter of the Revolutionary War: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, William Franklin, or John Hancock William Franklin
Which statement was not a reason why the Americans were successful in defeating the British? a. They fought on familiar territory. b. They controlled the cities, but not the countryside c. They had help from other countries b
The Declaration of Independence lists life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as unalienable rights. Which is an example of liberty? a. A colonist learns to read b. A group of people gather at a church to worship b
Which is NOT a British offense expressed as a grievance in the Declaration of Independence? a. disbanding colonial legislatures b. sending troops in the colonies during peace time c. threatening the colonists' traditional way of life c
Which of the following was NOT a power that the writers of the Declaration thought the US should have? a. power to declare war b. power to make treaties c. power to fine the king of England for his wrongdoings c
What are the beliefs of a nationalist? Someone who believed the Constitution was the law of the land, that there can be no nation if a state can withdraw whenever it does not like a federal action, and people, not states, created the Constitution
What does the word "quarter" mean in the Quartering Act? to provide lodging or shelter
Who would value liberty too much to relinquish it to the government...a federalist or an antifederalist antifederalist
Which was written LAST? a. Common Sense b. Olive Branch Petition c. Declaration of Independence c
What proposal for government included a two-house congress with one house with equal representation and the other house with representation based on population? The Great Compromise
Which Act banned most town meetings? The Coercive or Intolerable Acts
The Coercive Acts did what? banned most town meetings
Which group controlled the economic and political life of the Southern Colonies? plantation owners
Who were the only people who could vote in the colonies? white male property owners
The Mayflower Compact was what? pledge to obey the laws of the colony
What was the colonial name for the laws that banned town meetings in New England? Intolerable Acts
What did groups of merchants obtain from the British king in order to start settlements in America? charters
How did England view its North American colonies? as an economic resource
Which person is a member of the legislative branch? Speaker of the House
What executive action demonstrates a "check" on the legislative branch? president vetoes a bill
Created by: rhenson