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is a law enacted by government that requires a tax to be paid on the transfer of certain documents.
Stamp Act Congress
was a meeting in the building that would become Federal Hall in New York City on October 19, 1765 consisting of delegates from 9 of the 13 colonies that discussed and acted upon the recently passed Stamp Act.
are names used to describe a series of five laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 relating to Britain's colonies in North America.
Battle of Bunker Hill
- took place on June 17, 1775, mostly on and around Breed's Hill, during the Siege of Boston early in the American Revolutionary War.
- The battle is named after the adjacent Bunker Hill, which was
- peripherally involved in the battle and was the original objective of
- both colonial and British troops, but is occasionally referred to as
- the "Battle of Breed's Hill."
was a well-known bookseller in 18th century London
Battle of Yorktown
McClellan suspended his march up the Peninsula toward Richmond and settled in for siege operations.
- In the early stages of the American Revolution,
- colonists in North America rejected legislation imposed upon them by
- the British Parliament because the colonies were not represented in
- was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain
- in 1766, during America's colonial period, one of a series of
- resolutions passed attempting to regulate the behavior of the colonies
- and cancel the majority of the effects of the Stamp Act.
setting procedures of governance in the Province of Quebec.
Olive Branch Petition
was adopted by the Continental Congress in July 1775 in an attempt to avoid a full-blown war with Great Britain.
is the theory that the United States occupies a special niche among the nations of the world in terms of its national credo, historical evolution, political and religious institutions and unique origins.
Treaty of Paris of 1783
formally ended the American Revolutionary War between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United States of America, which had rebelled against British rule
also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act, was a revenue-raising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764
was the first of five people killed in the Boston Massacre in Boston, Massachusetts
is a large 18th-century fort built at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain in upstate New York in the United States.
based on a strict construction of the term, consists of what people in common would agree on : that which they "sense" as their common natural understanding.
Battle of Saratoga
conclusively decided the fate of British General John Burgoyne's army in the American Revolutionary War, (known in the UK as the American War of Independence) and are generally regarded as a turning point in the war.
Treaty of Paris of 1783
formally ended the American Revolutionary War between the Kingdom of Great Britain and the United States of America, which had rebelled against British rule.
- is someone who maintains loyalty to an established government,
- political party, or sovereign, especially during war or revolutionary
- change such as the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.
The wealth of nations
is the masterpiece of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith. It was first published in 1776. It is an account of economics at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution
Articles of confederation
was the first constitution of the United States of America and legally established the union of the states.
was a proposal by Virginia delegates, drafted by James Madison while he waited for a quorum to assemble at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787.
Checks and balances
- To prevent one branch from becoming supreme, protect the "opulent minority" from the majority,
- and to induce the branches to cooperate, governance systems that employ
- a separation of powers need a way to balance each of the branches.
The federalist papers
are a series of 85 articles or essays advocating the ratification of the United States Constitution.
The land Ordinances
- the immediate goal of the ordinance was to raise money through the sale
- of land in the largely unmapped territory west of the original colonies
- acquired from Britain at the end of
New jersey Plan
The plan was created in response to the Virginia Plan's call for two houses of Congress, both elected with proportional representation according to population or direct taxes paid
containing 203 entries, giving an overview of states around the world with information on the status and recognition of their sovereignty. For the sake of clarity, it is divided into two parts.
- Anti-Federalists dictate that the central governing authority of a
- nation should be equal or inferior to, but not having more power than,
- its sub-national states (state government).
was an armed uprising in central and western Massachusetts (mainly Springfield) from 1786 to 1787. The rebellion is named after Daniel Shays, a veteran of the American Revolution who led the rebels, known as "Shaysites" or "Regulators".
Separation of power
is a model for the governance of democratic states.
what slaves were considered
Bill of rights
is a list of the most important rights of the citizens of a country.