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What is a social contract ?
Agreement to follow laws; govt. will protect rights
What is republicanism ?
A representative form of government
What is mercantilism ?
Colonies existing for good of the mother country
What does natural rights mean ?
Human rights you have because you are human
What natural rights did colonists want ?
Right to life, liberty, property, free speech
How did Great Awakening lead to Amr. Revolution
United colonists made people feel independent
What was the Age of Enlightenment ?
Time people used reason to understand world
Why was Enlightenment important to the Rev ?
Helped them see the right to independence
What were Thomas Hobbes ideas ?
People were bad, need govt. to control them
What were John Locke's ideas ?
People are good, govt should protect rights
What else did Locke believe ?
The right to life, liberty and property
What beliefs did Montesquieu have ?
3 branches of govt with separate powers
What was Adam Smith's economic theory ?
Govt should not interefere with the economy
What else did Smith say ?
Let the laws of supply and demand operate
What was Smith's book ?
Wealth of Nations
What is laissez faire economics
Govt should not interefere with the economy
What was George Whitefield's idea about G-d?
G-d is a forgiving spirit
What was Johnathan Edwards idea about G-d?
G-d is a punishing spirit
What does consent of the people mean ?
The people give permission for govt. to act
What is civic virtue ?
Do what is good for all
Why is the Magna Carta important ?
First time the King's power was limited
What is the Mayflower Compact ?
An agreement to make fair laws for good of all
The important idea of the Mayflower Compact is?
The idea of civic virtue
List famous English documents that list rights
Magna Carta, Petition of Rights, Bill of Rights
What other famous English document is there ?
What does salutary neglect mean ?
Time that King ignored colonies, they rule on own
What is actual representation ?
Person who lives in your community represents
Why was 7 Years War important to Amer. history?
Learned guerilla warfare, taxing began
What was virtual representation ?
Represented by people who don't live in your area
What war created so much debt that taxes began?
French Indian War
Who was King George III ?
King of England during revolutionary era
Two groups that protested taxes ?
Sons of Liberty, Committees of Correspondence
What was a Loyalist ?
Loyal to King
What was a Patriot ?
Wanted to be independent from England
What was a neutralist ?
Did not take sides
What were forms of protest ?
Petition, boycott, demonstration, riots
What is a trade embargo ?
A country will no longer trade with another
Why did colonists tar and feather people ?
To protest against taxes, and scare people
What did John Adams do in the Revolution ?
Defended British soldiers in Boston Mass
What else did he do ?
Served in the Continental Congress
What did Paul Revere do in the Revolution ?
Delivered messages, engraved Boston Massacre
What else did he do ?
Warned that the British were coming
What did Revere's engraving convince people of ?
A massacre had taken place in Boston
What happened at the massacre ?
British soldiers shot at a threatening crowd
What happened at the trial of the soldiers ?
All but two were ruled innocent
What was the quartering act ?
Law said soldiers would live in colonists homes
What was the Townshend Act ?
Tax on almost all goods
How did the colonists react to the Townshend Act?
Boycotted the products
What actions did Sam Adams take in the Rev ?
Sons of Liberty organized, Comm of Corr
What words is Patrick Henry famous for saying ?
Give me liberty or give me death
What was the Stamp Act ?
Had to pay for a stamp for published material
What was the tea act ?
Created a monopoly; colonists lost choice of tea
What was the Boston Tea Party ?
Colonists protested Tea Act by destroying tea
What were the Intolerable Acts ?
Punished Boston, no more assemblies, and
And what else ?
Military moved in, port closed, had to pay tea costs
What as the "Shot heard 'round the world"?
First shots fired at Lexington and Concord
What famous document did Jefferson write ?
Declaration of Independence
What actions did Ben Franklin take in the rev era?
Political cartoons, helped write Dec Ind, diplomat
What else ?
Served on Continental Congress
What are the main ideas in Dec of Independence?
Democracy, govt protects rights, people rule,
Equality, abolish abusive govt. and more !
Who were most famous leaders of the Revolution
Sam Adams, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson
Who else ?
Ben Franklin, George Washington, Paul Revere
Who was the most famous pamphleteer ?
What did Thomas Paine do in the Revolution ?
Wrote Common Sense;convincing people to rebel
What are the main ideas in Common Sense ?
Law is King, T'is Time to Part
What actions did Washington take in Revolution ?
Commander of Continental Army
Why is Benedict Arnold famous ?
Became a traitor to the Patriot cause
The War for Independence
The Road to Revolution. The English colonies, 1763 The French and Indian War is over, and Britain is in deep debt American colonies had been left alone.
Famous People Of the American Revolution. King George III He was King of England He was blamed for passing laws that taxed the colonists, although it.
American Revolution Timeline
The Road to the Revolution Chapter 6 Mrs. Kercher.
Road to Revolution REVIEW. Common Sense, by Thomas Paine, is most similar to which of the following? a. A newspaper article explaining a dispute with.
American Revolution Causes US Colonists v. Great Britain.
Influenced by English government, settlers brought history of limited government English Traditions 1215 Magna Charta- placed limits on kings power,
The American Revolution
Events Leading up to the Revolution Colonists work.
Quick Quiz US1.6a-b Ready, Set, Go!. What did England want to remain? A World Power!
I have… The Stamp Act Who has… Who has the economic system that required colonists to sell their raw materials to Britain and buy them back as finished.
UNIT 1 ROAD TO REVOLUTION
Tighter British Control Famous Early Americans Problems in Boston Lexington & Concord The Declaration of Independence Final Jeopardy.
Declaring War. Why did the Colonies no longer want to be part of England? Mercantilism Taxation without Representation Acts/unfair laws Self-government.
Economics Colonization Founding Documents Events Leading.
Britain’s Series of Unfortunate Events How England Slowly Lost Control of the American Colonies.
The Road to Revolution. Loyalty to the Crown When did the colonists begin to side against the crown? - Not until after the French and Indian War: 1763.
The Creation of the Federal Government Unit 2. Sec.1:Roots of American Government A. An English Political Heritage – 1. Many cultures settled here. Those.
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