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58. What is one reason colonists came to America?

freedom
political liberty
religious freedom
economic opportunity
practice their religion
escape persecution

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59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

American Indians
Native Americans

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60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?

Africans
people from Africa

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61. Why did the colonists fight the British?

because of high taxes (taxation without representation)
because the British army stayed in their houses (boarding, quartering)
because they didn?t have self-government

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62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

(Thomas) Jefferson

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63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

July 4, 1776

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64. There were 13 original states. Name three.

Order State Date of Entry into the Union
1 Delaware December 7, 1787
2 Pennsylvania December 12, 1787
3 New Jersey December 18, 1787
4 Georgia January 2, 1788
5 Connecticut January 9, 1788
6 Massachusetts February 6, 1788
7 Maryland April 28, 1788
8 South Carolina May 23, 1788
9 New Hampshire June 21, 1788
10 Virginia June 25, 1788
11 New York July 26, 1788
12 North Carolina November 21, 1789
13 Rhode Island May 29, 1790

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65. What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

The Constitution was written.
The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution.

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66. When was the Constitution written?

1787

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67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.

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(James) Madison
(Alexander) Hamilton
(John) Jay
Publius

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68. What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for? Question 68 Audio (MP3, 440 KB)

U.S. diplomat
oldest member of the Constitutional Convention
first Postmaster General of the United States writer of “Poor Richard’s Almanac”
started the first free libraries

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69. Who is the “Father of Our Country”?

(George) Washington

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70. Who was the first President?*

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(George) Washington