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APUSH ch. 6

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Abigail Adams "Remember the Ladies" Urged John Adams and other congress members to recognize and not forget about the women who were fighting from independence from Britian
John Adams Second president Lawyer and member of congress Represented the British soldiers accused of murder in the Boston Massacre
Important features of state constitutions Popular Sovereignty (government can exist only with the consent of the governed) Limited Government (government power had many restrictions) Civil Rights and Liberties (all citizens had certain rights which were stated in the Bill of Rights)
Virginia statute of religious freedom Drafted by Thomas Jefferson Measure enacted by the Virginia legislature prohibiting state support for religious institutions and recognizing freedom of worship Lead to first amendment in Constitution
Separation of church and state First amendment Allows citizens to practice any religion and prevents government from favoring any specific religion
The virtuous citizen Idea of creating a system of public schools to make an educated electorate
"Free labor" Argued that at the heart of American democracy was the right of all citizens to own property, to control their own labor, and to have access to opportunities for advancement
Primogeniture being the first born child
Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations" Stressed importance of supply and demand Described theory about free trade
The invisible hand Individuals can make money without the help from the government intervening
Loyalists 1/3 of population during Revolution Patriots treated them poorly Believed the king and England were in charge of the colonies
Revolutions impacts on Native Americans Did not get land and had to compromise with colonists Many lived on reservations
Joseph Brant Military and political leader Close with Britain during revolution because he believed if Britain won they would restrain westward expansion
Revolution's impact on slavery Thought slavery would be abolished; however it wasn't
Pennsylvania gradual emancipation law freedom petitions One of the first attempts by a government in the Western Hemisphere to begin an abolition of slavery Prohibited importation of slaves
Phillis Wheatley Slave girl who became a poet At age eight, she was brought to Boston Published a book of poetry at age 20
"Citizens of Color" A race with skin pigmentation different from the white race
Deborah Sampson Woman who disguised herself as a man in order to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War
Lucy Knox Wife of a US general Advocated for the rights of women in the new republic Warned General Henry Knox to not think himself as a commander at home
Republican Motherhood Idea of educated women Gave women more education rights
Mercy Otis Warren Head of patriot women Produced many writings questioning the declining republican values in post-revolutionary America; blamed the "constant state of war", relaxation of government, sudden fluctuation in money
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