History CH 6 & 7
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History CH 6 & 7
Abeka History grade 8 CH 6 & 7
What was the one tax of the Townshend Acts that was not repealed?
Who was elected President of the Second Continental Congress?
Name the chancellor of the Exchequer who came to power after William Pitt became ill.
Leader of the "Green Mountain Boys".
Patriot who is famous for saying, :I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!"
A man who rode through the night t warn his countrymen that the British were coming?
What document closed the port of Boston to all commerce?
Boston Port Bill
Name for the volunteer militia who were ready to defend their homes and families at very short notice.
Act that made it legal for British officials to house British soldiers in occupied buildings.
What disguise did colonists use at the Boston Tea Party?
dressing as Indians
Battle turning point in the American War of Independence?
Battle of Saratoga
Professional soldiers from Prussia, Germany, that King George hired to fight for Britain were called?
First major battle of the War of Independence?
Pamphlet written by Thomas Paine, detailing English liberties and the abuses of the monarchy and Parliament?
Act issued by England in Dec. 1775 that removed the colonies from English protection?
Place where Washington and his men suffered during the bitter winter of 1777-1778?
Those that opposed the War of Independence?
Young Frenchman that symphathized with the Americans and became a close aid to General Washington?
Marquis de Lafayette (***spell***)
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted by the Continental Congress?
July 4, 1776?
What did the Declaration of Independence mean to America?
secured the freedom of America
Leader of the committee that prepared the Declaration of Independence?
Nickname for Francis Marion?
Who was called that "Fighting Game Cock"?
General Thomas Sumter
Who was known as the "Fighting Quaker"?
General Nathanael Greene
American patriot who became a traitor and helped the British in War for Independence?
Who said "I have not yet begun to fight"?
John Paul Jones
Patriot victory which ended the War for Independence?
Name of patriot who led military attacks on the frontier, capturing Kaskaskia and Cahokia?
George Rogers Clark
:private vessels commissioned by Congress
What peace treaty officially ended the American War for Independence"?
Treaty of Paris
Battle that frontiersmen stop an invasion of North Carolina and gain new morale for the patriot cause?
Battle of King's Mountain
Name of the 1787 meeting in Philadelphia that proposed a stronger central government?
The Constitution provided how many branches of national government & what were they called?
Where was the nation's first capital?
New York City
Name for the first ten amendments of the Constitution?
Bill of Rights
First President of the United States in 1789?
Name given to the President's advisers?
Two facts about Alexander Hamilton?.
1. Example of those belonging to the
2. First Secretary of the Treasury
Who led a rebellion of desperate farmers in Massachusetts?
"Father of American Conservatism" & First Vice President?
Candidate for the Democratic-Republican party in the election of 1796?
Function of the Legislative branch?
Function of the Executive branch?
Carries out or enforces laws
Function of the Judicial branch?
What did the Olive Branch Petition attempt to do?
reconcile the colonies with the king (bring them back together)
What was the reason for the checks and balances system?
control the power of each of the three branches of government
Who helped Paul Revere spread the word of the British advancement?
Dr. Samuel Prescott
Who laid out the original plans for Washington, D.C.?
"Father of the Constitution"?
Our country was founded as a ______?
federal republic (later to become a democracy)
The "shot heard 'round the world"?
Lexington and Concord
Famous naval hero who shouted, "I have not yet begun to fight"?
John Paul Jones
Weaknesses of the Articles of confederation?
1. Congress had no power to tax
2. Central government had no executive or judicial branches
3. 9 states had to approve measures before it could move to Congress
4. All 13 states had to approve a bill