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1
Q
What is one reason colonists came to America?
A
freedom
political liberty
religious freedom
economic opportunity
practice their religion
escape persecution
2
Q
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
A
American Indians
3
Q
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
A
Africans
4
Q
Why did the colonists fight the British?
A
because of the high taxes
because the British army stayed in their houses
because they didn't have self-government
5
Q
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
A
Thomas Jefferson
6
Q
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
A
July 4, 1776
7
Q
There were 13 original States. Name three.
A
New Hampshire
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Connecticut
New York
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Delaware
Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia
8
Q
What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
A
The Constitution was written
9
Q
When was the Constitution written?
A
1787
10
Q
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.
A
James Madison
Alexander Hamilton
11
Q
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
A
U.S. diplomat

oldest member of the Constitutional Convention

first Postmaster General of the United States

started the first free libraries
12
Q
Who is the "Father of Our Country"?
A
George Washington
13
Q
Who was the first President?
A
George Washington