Presentation on theme: "What marked the beginning of self-government in colonial America?"— Presentation transcript:
1 What marked the beginning of self-government in colonial America? the Mayflower Compactthe House of Burgessesthe Boston Tea Partythe First Continental Congress
2 According to the theory of ____, a country should sell more goods to other countries than it buys. independencemercantilismbicameralismconfederation
3 Who wrote Common Sense? Thomas Jefferson John Locke Thomas Paine Charles Thomson
4 The Declaration of Independence states that among our inalienable rights are “Life, Liberty, and ____.”independence from Tyrannythe pursuit of Happinessfreedom of Religionthe search for Prosperity
5 Like the English Parliament, the new state legislatures were bicameral.unbalanced.wealthy.powerless.
6 When colonists decided to ____ British goods, Parliament repealed the Stamp Act. destroyblockadestealboycott
7 A system of law based on precedent and customs is known as common law.legislature.tort law.statutory law.
8 The Mayflower Compact was an example of representative democracy.constitutional law.direct democracy.charter government.
9 The Boston Tea Partycaused Parliament to pass the Coercive Acts, which Americans called the Tea Acts.Townshend Acts.Intolerable Acts.Declaratory Acts.
10 More than half the members of the ____ voted to break away from Britain. Committees of CorrespondenceSecond Continental CongressConfederation CongressBoston Tea Party
11 What is the term for a detailed, written plan of government? constitutionbicameralcompactconfederation
12 The ____ was the first constitution of the United States of America. Articles of ConfederationUnited States ConstitutionMayflower CompactDeclaration of Independence
13 The Stamp Act taxed colonists on mail.newspapers and legal documents.ink and paper.tea.
14 American property, contract, and personal injury laws are based on English ____________________ law. federaljurycommonuncommon
15 A ____________________ is a group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country elsewhere.colonyParliamentCongressHouse of Burgesses
16 A written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial governments is called a ____________________.colonycharterconstitutiongift
17 The Mayflower ____________________ was an agreement, or contract, among the Pilgrims establishing how the colony would be run.CharterDebacleCompactAgreement
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.repealboycottrefusaltantrum
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 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 Magna CartaBoston Tea PartyGlorious RevolutionDeclaratory ActMayflower CompactArticles of Confederationcommon lawStamp ActFirst Continental Congress
26 system of law based on precedent and customs constitutionBoston Tea PartyGlorious RevolutionDeclaratory ActMayflower CompactArticles of ConfederationMagna Cartacommon lawFirst Continental Congress
27 established a tradition of direct democracy still visible in New England today constitutionBoston Tea PartyGlorious RevolutionDeclaratory Actcommon lawMayflower CompactMagna CartaStamp ActFirst Continental Congress
28 protest that caused Parliament to pass the Coercive Acts constitutioncommon lawGlorious RevolutionDeclaratory ActMayflower CompactArticles of ConfederationBoston Tea PartyStamp ActFirst Continental Congress
29 formed in response to the Intolerable Acts constitutionBoston Tea PartyGlorious RevolutionDeclaratory ActMayflower CompactFirst Continental CongressMagna CartaStamp Actcommon law
30 a detailed, written plan for government common lawBoston Tea PartyGlorious RevolutionDeclaratory ActMayflower CompactconstitutionMagna CartaStamp ActFirst Continental Congress
31 the first constitution of the United States of America Boston Tea PartyGlorious RevolutionDeclaratory ActMayflower Compactcommon lawMagna CartaStamp ActArticles of Confederation
32 required colonists to attach tax stamps to newspapers and legal documents Stamp ActBoston Tea PartyGlorious RevolutionDeclaratory ActMayflower CompactArticles of ConfederationMagna Cartacommon lawFirst Continental Congress
33 stated that Parliament had the right to tax and make decisions for the American colonies constitutionBoston Tea PartyGlorious Revolutioncommon lawMayflower CompactDeclaratory ActMagna CartaStamp ActFirst Continental Congress