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28 Cards in this Set

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3/5 Compromise
3 out of every 5 slaves would be counted into the population which decides the amount of house reps. Per state
Articles of Confederation
outlined the form of gov. for the new US. Created by the continental congress 1777/81
Battles of Lexington and Concord
british went to seized colonists illigal weapons, but the colonists comunicated- british were coming-won by the colonists
Boston Massacre
clash b/w british soldiers and boston colonists in 1770, in which 5 colonists were killed
Boston Tea Party
dumping of 15,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor by colonists in 1773 to protest the Tea Act
Common Sense
pamplet by thomas paine- called for the separation of the colonies from britain
alliance permitting states or nations to act together on matters of mutual concern
Declaration of Independence
written by thomas jefferson, declaring indep. From britain
balance of national and state powers in government
federalist papers
series of essays defending and explaining the constitution, written by alexander hamilton, james madison, and john jay
supporter of the constitution and of a strong central government
french & indian war
b/w france and britian- over canada
Great Compromise
constitutional conventions aggreement to create a bicameral legislative - congress and house of rep.
intolerable acts
series of laws enacted by parliament in 1774 to punish massachusetts colonists for the boston tea party
colonist who supported the british government during the american revolution
Navigation Acts
laws set by parliment, in order to tighten englands control over trade with american colonies.
northwest ordinance
law that established a procedure for the admission of new states to the union
Olive Branch Petition
a document sent by the second continental congress to king George III, proposing a reconciliation between the colonies and britian.
proclamation of 1763
an order in which britain prohibited its american colonists from settling west of the appalachian mountains
official approval of the constitution, or of an amendment, by the states
a government in which the citizens rule through elected representatives
salutary neglect
english policy of relaxing the enforcement of regulations in its colonies in return for the colonies continued economic loyalty
Sons of Liberty
secret organized resistant group led by samual adams- vs. stamp act.
stamp act
law in which parliament established the first direct taxation of goods and services within the british colonies in north america
sugar act
trade law enacted by parliament in an attempt to reduce smuggling in the british colonies in north america
townshend acts
series of laws enacted by parliament in 1767 establishing indirect taxes on goods imported from britain to the colonies in n-america
treaty of paris
treaty that ended the french and indian war