Social Studies Chapter 6 Study Guide The Colonies Unite

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France and Britain claimed the same lands in North America
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what was one major cause of the French and Indian War
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passed new tax laws for the colonies (ex. Sugar Act, Stamp Act, Townshend Act)
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how did the British Government pay the costs of the French and Indian War
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to have someone speak or act for you, to have a voice in one’s government
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representation
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voting
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what is an example of representation
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boycotting, refusing to buy British goods or services (Boston Tea Party)
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how did the many colonists protest the new taxes
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they helped the colonists fight British rule by spreading information quickly between the colonies
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what was the Committees of Correspondence
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that fighting the colonists would not be as easy as they thought
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how did the Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed’s Hill) change Britain’s view of the colonists
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the battles of Lexington and Concord (the ride of Paul Revere warned of the coming of the British soldiers)
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What marked the beginning of the American Revolution
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July 4, 1776, the birth of our country
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When did Congress vote to accept the Declaration of Independence
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The Articles of Confederation
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What was the first plan of government for the United States
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Revolutionary War
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The Articles of Confederation held the states together during the
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Sam Adams
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Who organized the Committees of Correspondence in Boston
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John Adams
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What President is the cousin of Sam Adams
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John Dickinson
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Who headed the committee that wrote the Articles of Confederation
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Thomas Jefferson
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Who was the author of the Declaration of Independance
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Richard Henry Lee, from Virginia
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Who proposed a resolution for independence
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George Washington
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Who was chosen to be the Commander in Chief of the Continential Army
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alliance
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A formal agreement among groups or individuals
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budget
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A plan for spending money
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treason
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The act of working against one’s own government
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petition
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A signed request made to an official person or organization
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revolution
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A sudden, complete change, such as the overthrow of an established government
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independence
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The freedom to govern on one’s own
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1754
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In what year did the French and Indian War start
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they did not want to be taxed for goods or items for Britain when they had no representation in parliment
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Why did many colonists boycott British goods
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to end fighting among the settlers and the Native Americans, to keep the colonists off Native American land west of the Appalachian mountains, which belonged to the Native Americans
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What was the purpose of the Proclamation of 1763
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gave Britain most of Canada, all of the French lands east of the Mississippi River, and Spanish Florida; France lost nearly all of its land in North America
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What was the Treaty of Paris
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Sons of Liberty
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a group that boycotted British goods, worked against taxes imposed on the colonists, and participated in the Boston Tea Party

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