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What is one reason colonists came to America?

Freedom

1

Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

- American Indians
- Native Americans

2

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

Africans

3

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

4

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

5

When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?

July 4, 1776

6

There were 13 original states. Name three.

- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina

7

What happened at the Constitutional Convention?

- The Constitution was written

8

When was the Constitution written?

1787

9

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

James Madison

10

What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for?

- U.S diplomat

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Who is the "Father of our Country"?

George Washington

12

Who was the first President?

George Washington