Unit 1 Review Assessment Review

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Why is the Declaration of Independence a contradiction in regard to slavery? The Declaration states, "all men are created equal."
The principle that government gets its' power from the people it governs is called… consent of the governed.
The 1st battles of the American Revolution took place at Lexington and Concord
What land did Great Britain gain as a result of winning the French and Indian War? Canada and Florida
When France (and Spain) made a commitment to help Americans in their fight for independence, this was called the….. turning point of the American Revolution – The Battle of Saratoga.
What is the name of the document that formally announced the colonies' break from Great Britain? The Declaration of Independence
Which colonial region is characterized by large land grants and religious tolerance? The Middle Colonies
Which colonial region is characterized by skilled craftsmen, shipbuilding, and fishing? The New England Colonies
Which colonial region is characterized by agriculture and plantations? The Southern Colonies
Colonists rioted and harassed tax collectors by tarring and feathering them in response to what act/tax? The Stamp Act/Tax
Three things achieved by the U.S. government in the Treaty of Paris were… 1. The end of the Revolutionary War2. Recognition of the independence of the U.S.3. Western border of the U.S. was established at the Mississippi River.
The economic policy and practice of control of trade in order to create and maintain wealth is called… mercantilism
People who believed the colonies did NOT need independence from Great Britain were called… loyalists
People who believed the colonies should have independence from Great Britain were called… patriots
What colonies made up the Southern Colonies? Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
What colonies made up the New England Colonies? Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Connecticut
What colonies made up the Middle Colonies? Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware
TRUE OR FALSE? Slaves most easily integrated into society following fulfillment of their work contract. FALSE… Indentured Servants most easily integrated into society following fulfillment of their work contract.
Why was the winter at Valley Forge so difficult for the Continental Army? The winter was difficult because the army lacked protection and supplies.
What are our inalienable rights according to the Declaration of Independence? Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness
What did colonists decide to do when the Intolerable Acts were passed? Boycott British goods.
The European name of the French and Indian War was… The 7 Years War
The British Parliament created taxes for the colonies because… Great Britain was in debt from the French and Indian War.
The principle author of the Declaration of Independence was… Thomas Jefferson

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