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American Revolution

Study Aid for the Turning Point: American Revolution Test

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What modern day countries were British colonies in the Western Hemisphere? part of Canada, part of the U.S., Guyana, Jamaica, and Belize
What modern day countries were French colonies in the Western Hemisphere? part of Canada, part of the U.S., Haiti, and French Guiana
What modern day countries were Dutch colonies in the Western Hemisphere? Suriname
What modern day countries were Portuguese colonies in the Western Hemisphere? Brazil
What modern day countries were Spanish colonies in the Western Hemisphere? part of the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina
What form of government were the Western Hemisphere colonies before the American Revolution? monarchy
What form of government did the Western Hemisphere countries change to after the American Revolution? representative democracy
What are the two main forms of representative democracy? Presidential and Parilaimentary
What type of representative democracy is the United States? Presidential
What type of representative democracy is Canada? Parliamentary
What two people led the revolutions in South America? Jose de San Martin and Simon Bolivar
Who led the Mexican Revolution? Father Miguel Hidalgo
Who simply declared Brazil independent from Portugal? Dom Pedro II
Which Western Hemisphere Country gained gradual independence from Great Britain? They became completely independent in 1931. Canada
What are the three branches of the U.S. government? legislative, judicial, and executive
What is the job of the judicial branch of the U.S. government? explain or interpret laws
What is the job of the legislative branch of the U.S. government? make laws
What is the job of the executive branch of the U.S. government? enforce laws
Who is the head of the legislative branch of the U.S. government? Congress
Who is the head of the judicial branch of the U.S. government? Supreme Court
Who is the head of the executive branch of the U.S. government? President
Who is the head of the legislative branch of the Canadian government? Parliament
Who is the head of the judicial branch of the Canadian government? Supreme Court
Who is the executive of the Canadian government? Prime Minister
What are the two houses of the U.S. Congress? Senate and House of Representatives
What are the two houses of the Canadian Parliament? Senate and House of Commons
What form of economics was still the most common in the Western Hemisphere after the American revolution? traditional
What words mean an event or series of events that change the way a group of people live? turning point
What were the major effects of the turning point known as the American Revolution on the people of the Western Hemisphere? most governments became representative democracies, European countries were almost entirely eliminated from the Western Hemisphere
Which form of government elects representatives to speak for and make decisions for the people who elected them? representative democracy
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