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What did the Quakers and Puritians come to America for?
The Quakers and Puritians cam to America for religious freedom.
What were the Navigation Acts?
The Navigation Acts were a series of laws passed by Parliament, to regulate trade between England and its colonies.
What were the products traded in the Triangular Trade?
The products traded in the Triangular Trade were molasses, rum, and slaves.
What were the provisions of the Treaty of Paris of 1763?
The provisions of the Treaty of Paris of 1763 were:
1) Britain gained
Canada and all
French lands.
2) France allowed to
keep a few sugar- growing islands in
the West Indies.
3) Spain gave Florida
to Britain.
4) Spain recieved all
French land west
of Mississippi,
including the city
of New Orleans.
Why were the colonists opposed to the Stamp Act?
The colonists were opposed to the Stamp Act because they felt they had no representation in Parliament.
What did the Sons and Daughters of Liberty do?
The Sons and Daughters of Liberty met to discuss ways to protest British polocies and expand American trade.
What happened at the Boston Tea Party? Why?
At the Boston Tea Party, a group of men, dressed as Mohawk Indians, burst into the meeting house waving hatchets. 50-60 people, dressed like Indians, boarded the ships, and dumped the tea into the harbor. They did this because Parliament had put a tax on tea.
What are the powers of the Legislative branch?
The powers of the Legislative branch are to make laws, collect taxes, regulate trade, declare war, and raise and support armies.
Who elects the President?
The Electoral College elects the President.
What are "checks and balances"?
"Checks and balances" is a system created so that one branch of government has some way to check the other two branches. This is so one branch of government won't have more power than the other two branches.
Who were the countries competing for power in North America in the mid-1700's?
The countries competing for power in North America in the mid-1700's were Britain, Spain, and France.
What colonies were a part of New England?
The colonies that were a part of New England were Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
What were the characteristics of the New England colonies?
The characteristics of the New England colonies were rocky soil and harsh winters. Since they had a hard time growing food, they hunted for it.
Which colonies were considered the Middle Colonies?
The colonies that were considered the Middle Colonies were New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
What were the characteristics of the Middle Colonies?
The characteristics of the Middle Colonies were longer growing seasons, milder winters, and good farmland. These colonies were also known as the breadbasket colonies.
Which colonies were in the Southern Colonies?
The colonies in the Southern Colonies were Maryland, Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia.
What were the characteristics of the Southern Colonies?
The characteristics of the Southern Colonies were very long, hot summers and very long groing seasons. These colonies had plantations.
Where did the framers of the Constitution get their ideas on how government should work from?
The framers of the Constitution got their ideas on how government should work from the League of Iroquois, John Locke, and Montesquieu.
How can a President be impeached?
A President can be impeached by being found guilty of a crime or serious misbehavior.
What rights are American citizens guaranteed by the Bill of Rights?
Amendment I gives citizens the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of petition, and freedom of assembly. The next three Amendments came out of the colonists' struggle with Britain. Amendments 5-8 protect citizens accused of crimes and brought to trial which gives them the right to trial by jury, right to be defended by a lawyer, and right to a speedy trial. The last two Amendments limit the powers of the federal government to those specifically granted in the Constitution.