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Where was the first continental congress held during september of 1774?

Philadelphia

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Who declared that the " distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders, and no more ... I am not a Virginian, but an American>"

Patrick Henry

he also said "Give me liberty or give me death."

3

Where did the British colonial leaders fail to achieve a greater unity among the colonies?

Albany conference (congress)

4

What did the descendants of the French speaking Acadians become known as?

Cajuns

5

The Seven Years War was legally ended in 1763 by what?

Treaty of Paris

6

What declared the transAppalachian region to be "Indian Country."

Proclamation of 1763

7

Who was a brilliant Massachusetts lawyer who asserted that " No government " could rightfully deprive a man of the right " to his life, liberty, and his property."

James Otis Jr

8

What did the english pass in 1764 that reduced the tariff on imported sugar?

Sugar act

9

Where was opposition to the stamp act most violent?

Boston

10

What are the committees of Correspondence?

It helps communication, cooperation, spread of information, and aid in form of the militia within the colonies

11

What was an important task facing the first continental Congress?

emphasizing the common cause americans had without compromising local identities

12

What did the albany conference of 1754 do?

promoted greater cooperation between the british and american colonies

13

Which of the following were points of contention between England and France that led to the Seven Years war?

North Atlantic coast(Nova scotia), Great lakes region between New France and New York, and the ohio country (pittsburgh).

14

What happen during the seven years war?

the french and the english both successfully recruited Indian allies to assist them.

15

What was the british proclamation that prohibited the colonist form moving beyond the crest of the appalachian mountains?

Royal Proclamation of 1763

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Under the treaty of paris?

France was forced to give ups most (the test might say all) of its North american territory to England and spain.

17

What does the the idea of republicanism assert?

that the truly just society provided the greatest liberty to individuals.

18

What was the main american weapon of resistance to the british policies in the 1760's?

Economic boycotts (Nonimportation)

Nonimportation will be on the quiz

19

what was the Boston massacre in 1770?

an unfortunate and tragic incident that developed out of numerous colonial tensions?

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what did the stamp act lead to?

widespread protests and violence in the colonies

21

The english response to the Boston Tea Party was?

Coercive Acts

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The Tea act of 1773?

actually mad the price of tea cheaper in the colonies.

23

Why did the Quebec Act offend British colonists?

it created an authoritarian government, it granted toleration to the Roman Catholic Church, and it did not allow for an elected council or legislature.

24

What pamphlet reshaped american popular thinking about independence?

Common Sense by Thomas Paine.

25

What did the second continental congress do?

voted in favor of declaring independence on July 2, 1996. (but it ended up getting delayed to july 4)

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What was the Boston massacre?

5 colonies died and inflames anti-British feelings

27

What was Great Britain's changing policy toward its north american colonies in the 1760's?

Enforcing tax laws

The british repealed the stamp act, but added the declaratory act, in which parliament was allowed to control all of the colonies "in all cases, whatsoever"

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what is the treaty of paris?

ends 7 years war/ french and indian war

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what was the boston tea party?

protest of taxes

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what is republicanism?

Truly just society that provides the greets opportunity for individuals

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What is the nonimportation movement?

colonies refused to buy british goods(effective).

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What was the first continental congress?

First form of Government (word "states" is used)
and it was in response to the coercive acts

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what are the intolerable acts?

it is the coercive acts + the Quebec act

34

What were the reactions to the Boston Tea Party?

shut down the Boston tea harbor and occupation of Boston by the british soldiers.

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What is the Declaratory Act?

Parliament had control of the colonies in "any case whatsoever."

36

Fighting in the war gives the colonists what?

confidence, knowledge about the other colonies and colonies(nationalism) , and an idea that the british are different(more brutal).

37

what happened to John Peter Zenger?

He was put on trail by the king, but he was found innocent by trail in the colonists

38

What does John Peter Zenger establish?

Freedom of the press

38

Where did the conflicts of the Seven Years war start?

pittsburgh(Ohio country)

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How did the colonies attempt to achieve unity in their confrontation with Great Britain?

Nonimportation(economic boycotts)

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What were the assumptions of american republicanism?

less government and intervention by the government and no taxes.

the colonist thought the king was taking away all their liberties and rights (they later convinced themselves the only way to achieve republicanism was to declare independence).

the king thought the colonists all wanted to revolt and declare independence.