1 Blues Clues Study online at quizlet.com/_1tm8ea 1. 2nd Continental Congress Blues Clue- Hire George Washington, write the Declaration of Independence Quizlet-1775, Philadelphia: all 13 colonies met to draft new appeals to the king and appoint George Washington to head the army Congress of American leaders declare independence in 1776, and helped lead the United States during the Revolution Blues Clues- Columbus discovers America Quizlet-Christopher Columbus discovers the New World, bringing the Americas into a global trading/cultural system Blues Clue- Jamestown Quizlet-First British colony in North America Blues Clue- Magna Carta Quizlet-Magna Carta signed Blues Clue- Treaty of Paris & The Proclamation of 1763 Quizlet-French and Indian War ends/ First Treaty of Paris
2 Blues Clue-Lexington and Concord Blues Clue- The Constitutional Convention Quizlet-American Revolution Quizlet-U.S. Constitution Blues Clues- Louisiana Purchase Blues Clue- The American Revolution Quizlet-War of Independence/ Revolutionary War Quizlet-Louisiana Purchase- was the acquisition of the Louisiana territory (828,000 square miles) by the United States from France in Blues Clues - Compromise of 1820 or Missouri Compromise Blues Clue- Declaration of Independence Quizlet-American Declaration of Independence determines the political evolution of the New World and the rise of American power. Quizlet-Date of the Missouri Compromise
3 12. Albany Plan of Union 14. Anti federalist 13. The American Revolution Blues Clue- Join or die against the French-Ben Franklin's plan to unite against the French during the French and Indian War- Quizlet-Plan proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1754 that aimed to unite the 13 colonies for trade, military (defense), and other purposes; the plan was turned down at every colonial assembly and by the Crown. Blues Clue- Against the Constitution They opposed the ratification of the Constitution because it gave more power to the federal government and less to the states, and because it did not ensure individual rights. Many wanted to keep the Articles of Confederation. The Anti federalists were instrumental in obtaining passage of the Bill of Rights as a prerequisite to ratification of the Constitution in several states. 15. Articles of Confederation Blues Clue War between the colonist and the British Quizlet-Conflict in America between central rule and local self-government revolving around "no taxation with representation." It started with the battles at Lexington and Concord. Blues Clues-WEAK - America's first constitution Quizlet-1st Constitution of the U.S (weaknesses-no executive, no judicial, no power to tax, no power to regulate trade)
4 16. Baron Von Stueben 18. Battle of New York Blues Clue-Washington gets his butt kicked and kicked out of New York 17. Battle of Bunker Hill Blues Clue- A Prussian who helped trained the soldiers at Valley Forge Quizlet-A Prussian officer who drilled the Patriots at Valley Forge. He had translators. 19. Battle of Saratoga Quizlet-The British wanted to take over control of this town because of its importance to the colonies. ( Had an important harbor, was the capital.)when Washington retreated his troops were separated but the British did not capitalize on the advantage and the troops escaped. The British did take control of the city. Blues Clue- Battle was misnamed- it was actually fought on Breed's Hill Quizlet-First major battle of the Revolutions. It showed that the Americans could hold their own, but the British were also not easy to defeat. Ultimately, the Americans were forced to withdraw after running out of ammunition, and Bunker Hill was in British hands. However, the British suffered more deaths. Blues Clue- Because of this victory, French come on our side-benedict Arnold is the hero Quizlet-Turning point of the American Revolution. It was very important because it convinced the French to give the U.S. military support. It lifted American spirits, ended the British threat in New England by taking control of the Hudson River, and, most importantly, showed the French that the Americans had the potential to beat their enemy, Great Britain.
5 20. Battle of Trenton 23. Bernardo de Galvez Blues Clue- Washington crosses the Delaware Blues Clue- Protected American shipping during the revolution 21. Battle of Yorktown Quizlet-On Christmas day at night, Washington's soldiers began crossing the Deleware River. The next morning, they suprise attacked the British mercenaries which were Hessians. 24. Blue Laws Quizlet-governor of spanish louisiana, helped the Americans during the revolution by protecting New Orleans from the British and allowed the Americans to use the Mississippi river to ship supplies, once spain declared war on Britian, he helped capture a number of british towns Blues Clue- Last Battle of American Revolution 22. Ben Franklin Quizlet-Last major battle of the Revolutionary War. Cornwallis and his troops were trapped in the Chesapeake Bay by the French fleet. He was sandwiched between the French navy and the American army. He surrendered October 19, Boston Massacre Blues Clue- You can't work on Sunday- Quizlet- Laws passed by Puritans laws designed to restrict personal behavior in accord with a strict code of morality Blues Clue- Inventor, diplomat, authornegotiated the Treaty of Paris Albany Plan of Union Quizlet-Diplomat to France during the Revolutionary War, encouraged the French to join U.S. in the Revolutionary War Blues Clue- British soldiers fire on unarmed colonist-john Adams defends the soldiers and get them off Quizlet-The first bloodshed of the American Revolution (1770), as British guards at the Boston Customs House opened fire on a crowd killing five Americans
6 26. Boston Tea Party 29. Colonial Assembly Blues Clues-Sons of Liberty dress like Mohawk Indians and dump tea in the Boston Harbor Quizlet-A 1773 protest against British taxes in which Boston colonists disguised as Mohawks dumped valuable tea into Boston Harbor. 30. Common Sense Blues Clue- They make laws in the Colonies Quizlet- An elected assembly that sets the laws for the colonies. 27. Cash Crops 28. Checks and Balances Blues Clue- Crops sold for money- Quizlet- crops, such as tobacco, sugar, and cotton, raised in large quantities in order to be sold for profit Blues Clue- "time for a revolution" Tried to convince people who were neutral to join the patriot side against King George III Quizlet-A pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1776 that criticized monarchies and convinced many American colonists of the need to break away from Britain Blues Clues-Veto, override veto, ruling laws unconstitutional Quizlet-A major principle of the American system of government. Helps maintain separation of powers so that no one branch gets too powerful. Explained in Federalist 51. Examples: President vetos laws; Senate confirms appointments & treaties; Congress impeaches president & judges...
7 31. Constitutional Convention of Declaration of Independence Blues Clues-Met to change the Articles of Confederation Blues Clue- Thomas Jefferson wrote it- America justifies why the are breaking away from England- unalienable Rights 32. Crispus Attucks Quizlet-The meeting of state delegates in 1787 in Philadelphia called to revise the Articles of Confederation. It instead designed a new plan of government, the US Constitution. 34. Electoral College Quizlet-1776 statement, issued by the Second Continental Congress, explaining why the colonies wanted independence from Britain. Blues Clue- They actually elect the president; winner take all, based on the number of senators and representatives in each state Blues Clues- African American who lost his life at the Boston Massacre Quizlet-African American who became the first casualty (person killed) in the American Revolution during the Boston Massacre Quizlet- system for electing president and vice president. Each state has electors = to number of senators + representatives (DC also has 3 because of 23rd Amendment). Citizens of state vote for candidate. Winner gets all electoral college votes (except Maine & Nebraska which uses proportional system). Winner of majority of electoral college votes becomes president. If no majority then President picked by House from top 3 candidates.
8 35. Federalism 37. First Continental Congress Blues Clue- Sharing of power Quizlet-A form of government in which power is divided between the federal, or national, government and the states Blues Clue- A gathering of colonial leadersdidn't do much 36. Federalist ThQuizlet-convened on September 5, 1774, to protest the Intolerable Acts. The congress endorsed the Suffolk Resolves, voted for a boycott of British imports, and sent a petition to King George III, conceding to Parliament the power of regulation of commerce but stringently objecting to its arbitrary taxation and unfair judicial system. Blues Clues- for the Constitution 38. French and Indian War Quizlet-supporters of the Constitution that were led by Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. They firmly believed the national government should be strong. They didn't want the Bill of Rights because they felt citizens' rights were already well protected by the Constitution. Blues Clue- War fought over fur trading rights in the Ohio Valley- French and Indians vs the British- British win and France is thrown out on North America Quizlet- ( ) War fought in the colonies between the English and the French for possession of the Ohio Valley area. The English won.
9 39. Fundamental Orders 41. George Washington 40. George Washington Blues Clue- 1st written Constitution of the Colonies Quizlet-The first constitution written in North America; granted ALL adult males to vote not just church going land owners as was the policy in Massachutes Blues Clue- President of the Constitutional Convention Quizlet-( ) no political party. Virginian who began as a commander and chief in the Revolutionary war. Had no desire to become president but the people wanted a strong national leader. Set prescient for many things, including the two terms rule. Warned US against being involved in foreign politics. 42. Georgia Colony Blues Clues- Continental Commander- Farewell Address- Isolationism Quizlet-1st President of the United States; commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolution ( ) Blues Clue- People who owe money Quizlet- Colony founded by James Oglethorpe. Its first settlers were debtors and unfortunates( "worthy poor"). Tolerant to Christians but not Catholics. Acted as a buffer between Spanish Florida and the Carolinas.
10 43. Great Compromise 45. Indians Blues Clue- Combination of the New Jersey and the Virginia Plan- bicameral legislature Blues Clues-90% of them were wiped out Quizlet-1787; This compromise was between the large and small states of the colonies. The Great Compromise resolved that there would be representation by population in the House of Representatives, and equal representation would exist in the Senate. Each state, regardless of size, would have 2 senators. All tax bills and revenues would originate in the House. This compromise combined the needs of both large and small states and formed a fair and sensible resolution to their problems. 46. Individual Rights Quizlet- European diseases when the Europeans came to the New World killed most the Native Americans 44. Hessian's Blues Clue- The Bill of Rights Quizlet- Basic liberties and rights of all citizens are guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. 47. Intolerable Acts Blues Clue- Mercenaries who fought for the British Quizlet-German soldiers hired by George III to smash Colonial rebellion, proved good in mechanical sense but they were more concerned about money than duty. Blues Clue- shut down the Boston Harbor- a reaction to the Boston Tea Party Quizlet-in response to Boston Tea Party, 4 acts passed in 1774, Port of Boston closed, reduced power of assemblies in colonies, permitted royal officers to be tried elsewhere, provided for quartering of troop's in barns and empty houses
11 48. James Armistead 51. John Burgoyne Blues Clue- a spy for the Patriot during the American Revolution Blues Clue- British general who lost over 8,000 troops at the Battle of Saratoga 49. James Madison Quizlet-Patriot spy who helped defeat the British General Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown in John Locke Quizlet-British general in the American Revolution who captured Fort Ticonderoga but lost the battle of Saratoga in 1777 ( ) Blues Clue- Father of the Constitution 50. Jamestown Quizlet-"Father of the Constitution," Federalist leader, and fourth President of the United States. Blues Clues- came up with the idea of Natural Rights- Enlightenment thinker Quizlet-17th century English philosopher who opposed the Divine Right of Kings and who asserted that people have a natural right to life, liberty, and property. Blues Clues First permanent English settlement-tobacco save it- founded for economic reasons- Quizlet-The first permanent English settlement in North America, found in East Virginia
12 53. John Paul Jones 55. Land Ordinance of 1785 Blues Clues-Orderly growth- the Articles adopted it 54. king George III Blues Clues- Naval commander "I have not yet begun to fight" Quizlet-- naval leader who commanded the American ship "Bonhomme Richard", which defeated the British ship "Sarapis" in Lexington and Concord Quizlet-A law that divided much of the United States into a system of townships to facilitate the sale of land to settlers. Blues Clue- First battle of the American Revolution-"Shot heard around the World" Blues Clue- King of England during the Revolution (Quizlet-1) King of England from 1760 to 1820, he man exercised a greater hand in the government of the American colonies than had many of his predecessors; colonists felt loyal to him even in the 1770s but grew torn in their loyalty as Parliament carried out more acts & taxes in his name; (2) when he rejected the Olive Branch Petition, many colonists came to see him as a tyrant 57. Limited Government Quizlet-April 8, 1775: Gage leads 700 soldiers to confiscate colonial weapons and arrest Adam, and Hancock; April 19, 1775: 70 armed militia face British at Lexington (shot heard around the world); British retreat to Boston, suffer nearly 300 casualties along the way (concord) Blues Clue- Government is limited in what it can do Quizlet-In this type of government everyone, including all authority figures, must obey laws. Constitutions, statements of rights, or other laws define the limits of those in power so they cannot take advantage of the elected, or appointed positions.
13 58. Lord Cornwallis 61. Maryland Colony Blues Clue- British general who surrendered at Yorktown Quizlet-British general who led the British army's campaign through the South; eventually was defeated at Yorktown (the final battle of the war). Blues Clue- Catholic Quizlet- Founded in 1634 by Lord Baltimore, founded to be a place for persecuted Catholics to find refuge, a safe haven, act of toleration 59. Loyalist 62. Massachusetts Blues Clues- for the King Quizlet-American colonists who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence. 60. Magna Carta Blues Clue- Puritan Colony Founded for religious reasons Quizlet-Colony founded in 1630 by John Winthrop, part of the Great Puritan Migration, founded by puritans. Had a theocratic republic. "City upon a hill" 63. Mercy Otis Waren Blues Clue-wrote anonymously supporting the American Revolution Blues Clues Kings must obey- Trial by Jury- Quizlet-During the years before the American Revolution, Warren published poems and plays that attacked royal authority in Massachusetts and urged colonists to resist British infringements on colonial rights and liberties Quizlet-(1215) a charter of liberties (freedoms) that King John "Lackland" of Englad was forced to sign; it made the king obey the same laws as the citizens of his kingdom
14 64. Middle Colonies 67. New England Colonies Blues Clue-New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware-Different Cultures- Variety of Crops, wooded mountains,rich soil Quizlet- colonies with mild winters, rich soil, and religious diversity Blues Clue-Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Long cold winters- Rocky soil- fishermen, rope makers, merchants 65. Monarchy Quizlet- They had a short growing season long and cold winters, rocky soil and Forests and economy was based on trading shipping and ship building 68. The New Jersey Plan Blues Clues-A King or Queen- Quizlet-- A government ruled by a king or queen 66. Montesquieu Blues Clue- Small states love it- Representation based on equality- Each state gets one vote Blues Clue- Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances Quizlet-He believed in a system of checks and balances in the government: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial 69. New York Colony Quizlet-Presented at the Constitutional Convention, called for a one-house Congress in which each state had equal representation, which appealed to the smaller states with smaller populations. Blues Clue- Formerly Dutch- Middle Colony Quizlet- Colony founded by Dutch in Very diverse and wealthy colony. Contained the Hudson river
15 70. Northwest Ordinance 73. Patriots Blues Clue- Territories to states 71. No taxation without representation Quizlet-Enacted in 1787, it is considered one of the most significant achievements of the Articles of Confederation. It established a system for setting up governments in the western territories so they could eventually join the Union on an equal footing with the original 13 states 74. Paul Revere Blues Clue- For the revolution Quizlet-American colonists who fought for independence from Great Britain during the Revolutionary War 72. Patrick Henry Blues Clue- James Otis- Colonist wanted wanted representation in Parliamentreflected the colonists' belief that they should not be taxed because they had no direct representatives in Parliament Blues Clue- He warned that the "British were coming" at Lexington and Concord"- Poems have been written about his ride-silversmith-drew the picture depicting the Boston Massacre- Quizlet-American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming ( ) Blues Clue- "Give me liberty or give me death" Antifederalist- Quizlet-a member of Virginia's House of Burgesses; called for resistance to the Stamp Act. He was also an anti-federalist because there was no bill of rights at the moment
16 75. Pennsylvania Colony 78. Popular Sovereignty Blues Clue- Quakers Quizlet- Colony formed from the "Holy Experiment"; settled by Quakers. Founded by William Penn, who bought land from the Native Americans. Allowed religious freedom Blues Clue- People rule- People have the ultimate word or say- "We the People" Quizlet- A government in which the people rule by their own consent. 76. Plymouth 79. Preamble Colony Founded for religious reasons- 77. Pocohantas Quizlet-Colony formed by the Pilgrims when they arrived at Plymouth Rock in The colonies government was based on Mayflower Compact which was a contract signed by the 41 male colonists from the Mayflower. 80. Puritans Blues Clue- Popular Sovereignty- Openning statement of the Constitution Quizlet-Introduction to the Constitution Blues Clue- Saved Jamestown and John Smith- Married John Rolfe Quizlet-The daughter of Powhatan, who helped ease tensions between the Native Americans and the settlers at Jamestown. She later married John Rolfe. 81. Quartering Act Blues Clue- Established religious communities- Quizlet-Protestant sect in England hoping to "purify" the Anglican church of Roman Catholic traces in practice and organization. Blues Clue- Housing of British soldiers Quizlet Required the colonials to provide food, lodging, and supplies for the British troops in the colonies.
17 82. Republicanism 85. Sam Adams Blues Clue- The election of Representatives- A Republic Quizlet-A philosophy of limited government with elected representatives serving at the will of the people. The government is based on consent of the governed. Blues Clue- Leader of the Sons of Liberty 83. Roger Sherman Quizlet-was a member of the Sons of Liberty who started the Committee of Correspondence to stir public support for American independence. 86. Separation of Power Blues Clue- Came up with the Great Compromise 84. Salutary Neglect Quizlet-American Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution ( ), He helped draft the Great Compromise that determined how states would be represented in Congress Blues Clues- Legislative Branch makes laws, Executive Branch carries out laws, Judicial Branch interpretes laws Quizlet-Constitutional division of powers among the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, with the legislative branch making law, the executive applying and enforcing the law, and the judiciary interpreting the law Blues Clue- Colonies were left alone to do what they want Quizlet- An English policy of not strictly enforcing laws in its colonies
18 87. Shay's Rebellion 89. Southern Colonies 88. Sons of Liberty Blues Clues- Showed the weakness of the Articles of Confederation Quizlet-A Series of attacks on courthouses by a small band of farmers led by Revolutionary War captain Daniel Shays to block foreclosure proceedings. 90. Stamp Blues Clue- Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia- Hot and wet-ideal for growing tobacco, rice and other cash crops-slavery- Quizlet- colonies with hot summers and mild winters, focus on cash crops which led to need for slaves Act Blues Clue- A colonial gang Blues Clue- Tax on paper products Quizlet-A radical political organization formed by Samuel Adams after the passage of the Stamp Act to protest various British acts; organization used both peaceful and violent means of protest 91. Sugar Act Quizlet-1765; law that taxed printed goods, including: playing cards, documents, newspapers, etc. Blues Clue- Tax on molasses Quizlet-increased tariff on sugar (and other imports), attempted to harder enforce existing tariffs
19 92. The Tea Act 95. Treaty of Paris 1763 Blues Clue- The British try to monopolies the tea industry Blues Clue- Ended the French and Indian War 93. Thomas Paine Quizlet-1773-By reducing the tax on imported British tea, this act gave British merchants an unfair advantage in selling their tea in America. American colonists condemned the act, and many planned to boycott tea. 96. Unalienable Rights Quizlet-Ended French and Indian War, France lost Canada, land east of the Mississippi, to British, New Orleans and west of Mississippi to Spain Blues Clues- Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness- Jefferson borrowed from John Locke 94. Townshend Acts Blues Clue- wrote Common Sense and the Crisis Quizlet-Patriot and writer whose pamphlet Common Sense convinced many Americans that it was time to declare independence from Britain. 97. Valley Forge Quizlet-These rights are fundamental or natural rights guaranteed to people naturally instead of by the law. They include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. You are born with them and you take them away. Blues Clue- Continental Army was ravage by sickness and disease- In Pennsylvania Blues Clue- A tax on everyday items Quizlet-A tax that the British Parliament passed in 1767 that was placed on leads, glass, paint and tea Quizlet-Place where Washington's army spent the winter of , a 4th of troops died here from disease and malnutriton, Steuben comes and trains troops
20 98. Virginia House of Burgessess 100. Wentworth Chesswell 99. Virginia Plan Blues Clue- First Assembly Quizlet-created in 1619, (in Virginia) the first representative assembly in the American colonies. Could pass laws and set taxes. Blues Clue- African American patriot he warned that the British were coming- No poetry written about this man Quizlet- he rode to New Hampshire to let the colonist know that the British were attacking Concord Blues Clues-larger states loved it- Representation would be based on population Quizlet-"Large state" proposal for the new constitution, calling for proportional representation in both houses of a bicameral Congress. The plan favored larger states and thus prompted smaller states to come back with their own plan for apportioning representation.
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Guided Reading Activity 5-1 DIRECTIONS: Recalling the Facts Use the information in your textbook to answer the questions. Use another sheet of paper if necessary. 1. In 1763 how did Great Britain try to
Chapter 2:2: Declaring Independence Objectives: 2:2 Our Political Beginnings o Students will explain how the relationship between the colonies and Great Britain changed during the pre- Revolutionary War
STANDARD VUS.4c THE POLITICAL DIFFERENCES AMONG THE COLONISTS CONCERNING SEPARATION FROM BRITAIN The ideas of the Enlightenment and the perceived unfairness of British policies provoked debate and resistance
THE CONSTITUTION Chapter 2 ROOTS OF THE CONSTITUTION 2.1 TRADE AND TAXATION 2.1 Mercantilism Strict import/export controls Widely ignored Costly French and Indian War New taxes on sugar and paper items
Period 3: 1754-1800 British imperial attempts to reassert control over its colonies and the colonial reaction to these attempts produced a new American republic, along with struggles over the new nation
Creating the Constitution 1776-1791 US Timeline 1777-1791 1777 Patriots win Battles of Saratoga. Continental Congress passes the Articles of Confederation. 1781 Articles of Confederation go into effect.
In November 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. This was a plan for a loose union of the states under Congress. Once a year, each state would select
STAAR Review Student Cards Part 1 Eras of U.S. Timeline Exploration Age of Exploration: Time period in which Europeans explored in search for Gold, Glory, and God Northwest Passage: Reason Gold Explanation
Period 3: 1754-1800 In a Nutshell British imperial attempts to reassert control over its colonies and the colonial reaction to these attempts produced a new American republic, along with struggles over
C H A P T E R 2 Origins of American Government 1 SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 SECTION 4 SECTION 5 Our Political Beginnings The Coming of Independence The Critical Period Creating the Constitution Ratifying
Foundations of American Government Government The institution through which a society makes and enforces its public policies made up of those people who have authority and control over other people public
United States History GPS Review: 1492-1865 SSUSH1 Describe European settlement in North America during the 17th century (1600 s). a. Explain Virginia s development (Virginia Company, tobacco, relationships
Topic 3 1. How did the colonists protest British taxes? Pg 88-89 They boycotted, petitioned the English government, and signed nonimportation agreements 2. How did the British respond to the Boston Tea
Dred Scott v. Sandford - Dred Scott, a southern slave, sues for his freedom. Court decision rules that: African Americans had no rights to citizenship & Congress could not limit a slave owner s control
Complete the warm-up about Jefferson s quote The 13 Colonies America: 13 colonies ruled by Great Britain (England) 1620-1783 European settlement initiated by Puritans & people seeking economic opportunities
Origin of U.S. Government Queen Anne Through The Articles of Confederation Queen Anne Queen Anne 1702-1714 Under Queen Anne, England, Scotland, and Ireland became one country. Act of Settlement and Act