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74 Cards in this Set

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Act of Toleration
provided religious freedom
Albany Plan of Union
proposal for one union
agreement between nations to protect one another
American Revolution
the revolution of the American Colonies against Great Britain
the study of how people and cultures develop
people who opposed the constitution and a strong national government
Articles of Confedaration
first american constition, passed in 1777, which creaqted a loose alliance of 13 independate states
object made by humans
Battle of Bunker hill
first major battle of revolutiion
Battle of Saratoga
The turning point of the revolution
Battle of Yorktown
final battle in the revolution
benjamin franklin
wrote the declaration of independence
Bill of Rights
list of freedoms
cash crop
crop sold for money
Columbian Exchange
global exhange
Common Sense
essay that urged colonists to freedom
a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
U.S. Constitution
document that sets out the laws, principals, organizations, and processes of a government
Constitutional Convention
gathering of state representatives to revise the articles
entire way of life developed by people
Declaration of Independance and author
Thomas Jefferson~~~~
stating that the 13 colonies were free from britian
movement in europe
Excutive Branch
branch that carries out laws
supporter of the constition
French and Indian War
War between England and France, both aided by native american alies, that led to end of french power in North America
Great Compromise
plan at the constitutional convention that settled the differences between large and small states
The Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the "League of Peace and Power", the "Five Nations"; the "Six Nations"; or the "People of the Longhouse
House of Burgesses
representative assembly in Colonial assembly
House of Commons
the lower house of the British parliament
House of Lords
the upper house of the British parliament
House of Representatives
the larger of the two bodies that make up the legislature branch of the U.S. goverment
person who enters country to settle there
to bring charges of serious wrongdoings against a public official
indentured servant
person who agreed to work without wages for a while for passage way to middle colonies
Jamestown colony
located on Jamestown Island in the Virginia Colony, was founded on May 13, 1607.
Judicial Branch
branch of goverment that decides if laws are carried out fairly
Lexington and Concord
the first battle of the American Revolution
colonists who remained loyal to britian
Mayflower Compact
aggreement for ruling plymoth colony
theory that a nations economic strength came from protecting
Middle Colonies
Ny, Nj, Pa,Dw
army of citizens who serve as soldiers during a emergancy
Navigation Acts
laws that regulated trade between britian and colonies
New England Colonies
Ct, Maine, Nh, Ma, Ri
Northwest Ordinance
set up of government in northwest territory
colonists who favored war against britian
wanted to practice religion freely
large estate with many workers
a town in Massachusetts founded by Pilgrims in 1620
Preamble of the united states of america
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Primary source
firsthand info
Proclamation of 1763
This proclamation stated that no white settlers could go past the crest of the Appalachians. While this upset many colonists who had claims that far west, Britain explained it was only temporary, for it was meant to calm the Indians, sure enough five years later the boundary was moved further west.
leaders of migraton and religious groups
Religious Society of Friends
Religious Persecution
is systematic mistreatment of an individual or group due to their religious affiliation
a city in southwestern Virginia
Role of slaves
to work for their owners
Secondary source
second hand info
the upper house of the United States Congress
Shays Rebelliion
when all the farmers got mad because of the taxes
Slave Trade Compromise
When the Founding Fathers were writing the US Constitution, they came across the issue of slavery. They decided that it would remain legal until 1808, 20 years later
the study and classification of human societies
Southern Colonies
Maryland,Virginia,georgia,North Carolina, and south carolina.
Stamp Act
tax on stamps and papers
Sugar Act
reduced price on molasses
Tea Act
law that let the british east colony bypass tea merchants and sell directly to colonists
Three-Fifths Company
that 3/5 pf slaves are counted as the population
Townshend Act
a tax on glass, paper,paint,lead and tea
Triangular Trade
trade routes between new england, west indies, and africa
form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator
Us senators from NY
Hilary Clinton
Chuck Schumer
writ of assistance
let british inspect ships cargo