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1 What marked the beginning of self- government in colonial America? 1.the Mayflower Compact 2.the House of Burgesses 3.the Boston Tea Party 4.the First Continental Congress

2 According to the theory of ____, a country should sell more goods to other countries than it buys. 1.independence 2.mercantilism 3.bicameralism 4.confederation

3 Who wrote Common Sense? 1.Thomas Jefferson 2.John Locke 3.Thomas Paine 4.Charles Thomson

4 The Declaration of Independence states that among our inalienable rights are “Life, Liberty, and ____.” 1.independence from Tyranny 2.the pursuit of Happiness 3.freedom of Religion 4.the search for Prosperity

5 Like the English Parliament, the new state legislatures were 1.bicameral. 2.unbalanced. 3.wealthy. 4.powerless.

6 When colonists decided to ____ British goods, Parliament repealed the Stamp Act. 1.destroy 2.blockade 3.steal 4.boycott

7 A system of law based on precedent and customs is known as 1.common law. 2.legislature. 3.tort law. 4.statutory law.

8 The Mayflower Compact was an example of 1.representative democracy. 2.constitutional law. 3.direct democracy. 4.charter government.

9 The Boston Tea Partycaused Parliament to pass the Coercive Acts, which Americans called the 1.Tea Acts. 2.Townshend Acts. 3.Intolerable Acts. 4.Declaratory Acts.

10 More than half the members of the ____ voted to break away from Britain. 1.Committees of Correspondence 2.Second Continental Congress 3.Confederation Congress 4.Boston Tea Party

11 What is the term for a detailed, written plan of government? 1.constitution 2.bicameral 3.compact 4.confederation

12 The ____ was the first constitution of the United States of America. 1.Articles of Confederation 2.United States Constitution 3.Mayflower Compact 4.Declaration of Independence

13 The Stamp Act taxed colonists on 1.mail. 2.newspapers and legal documents. 3.ink and paper. 4.tea.

14 American property, contract, and personal injury laws are based on English ____________________ law. 1)federal 2)jury 3)common 4)uncommon

15 A ____________________ is a group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country elsewhere. 1)colony 2)Parliament 3)Congress 4)House of Burgesses

16 A written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial governments is called a ____________________. 1)colony 2)charter 3)constitution 4)gift

17 The Mayflower ____________________ was an agreement, or contract, among the Pilgrims establishing how the colony would be run. 1)Charter 2)Debacle 3)Compact 4)Agreement

18 Because of high taxes, many colonists decided to refuse to buy British goods. This refusal to buy particular goods or services is called a ____________________, and is still used as a tool of economic protest. 1)repeal 2)boycott 3)refusal 4)tantrum

19 The Articles of ____________________ was the first attempt at a constitution.

20 The two-house structure of the legislature, with a Senate and House of Representatives, copied the English Parliament. That structure is known as a ____________________ legislature.

21 The colonists’ boycott caused Parliament to rescind, or ____________________, the Stamp Act.

22 All 13 states approved, or ____________________, the Articles of Confederation.

23 Twelve colonies sent representatives, or ____________________, to the First Continental Congress.

24 There are three branches of our government. These are the judicial (the courts), the executive (the president), and the ____________________ (the Senate and House of Representatives).

25 document that protected English nobles’ privileges and authority 1.Magna Carta 2.Boston Tea Party 3.Glorious Revolution 4.Declaratory Act 5.Mayflower Compact 6.Articles of Confederation 7.common law 8.Stamp Act 9.First Continental Congress

26 system of law based on precedent and customs 1.constitution 2.Boston Tea Party 3.Glorious Revolution 4.Declaratory Act 5.Mayflower Compact 6.Articles of Confederation 7.Magna Carta 8.common law 9.First Continental Congress

27 established a tradition of direct democracy still visible in New England today 1.constitution 2.Boston Tea Party 3.Glorious Revolution 4.Declaratory Act 5.common law 6.Mayflower Compact 7.Magna Carta 8.Stamp Act 9.First Continental Congress

28 protest that caused Parliament to pass the Coercive Acts 1.constitution 2.common law 3.Glorious Revolution 4.Declaratory Act 5.Mayflower Compact 6.Articles of Confederation 7.Boston Tea Party 8.Stamp Act 9.First Continental Congress

29 formed in response to the Intolerable Acts 1.constitution 2.Boston Tea Party 3.Glorious Revolution 4.Declaratory Act 5.Mayflower Compact 6.First Continental Congress 7.Magna Carta 8.Stamp Act 9.common law

30 a detailed, written plan for government 1.common law 2.Boston Tea Party 3.Glorious Revolution 4.Declaratory Act 5.Mayflower Compact 6.constitution 7.Magna Carta 8.Stamp Act 9.First Continental Congress

31 the first constitution of the United States of America 1.constitution 2.Boston Tea Party 3.Glorious Revolution 4.Declaratory Act 5.Mayflower Compact 6.common law 7.Magna Carta 8.Stamp Act 9.Articles of Confederation

32 required colonists to attach tax stamps to newspapers and legal documents 1.Stamp Act 2.Boston Tea Party 3.Glorious Revolution 4.Declaratory Act 5.Mayflower Compact 6.Articles of Confederation 7.Magna Carta 8.common law 9.First Continental Congress

33 stated that Parliament had the right to tax and make decisions for the American colonies 1.constitution 2.Boston Tea Party 3.Glorious Revolution 4.common law 5.Mayflower Compact 6.Declaratory Act 7.Magna Carta 8.Stamp Act 9.First Continental Congress


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