Flashcards in Colonial Period And Independence Deck (13)
What is one reason colonists came to America?
Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
- American Indians
- Native Americans
What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
Why did the colonists fight the British?
- Because of high taxes
- Because the British army stayed in their houses
- Because they didn't have self government
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
July 4, 1776
There were 13 original states. Name three.
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
What happened at the Constitutional Convention?
- The Constitution was written
When was the Constitution written?
The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S Constitution. Name one of the writers.
What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?
- U.S diplomat
Who is the "Father of our Country"?