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8th grade History Final

the 165 questions Coach Spybey gave us


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George Whitefield
this English man spoke to large outdoor crowds during the Great Awakening
one of the 13 colonies (MA)
Harvard college was founded to train doctors and lawyers (true or false)
Congregationalist churches were controlled by bishops (true or false)
John Hancock and Samuel Adams organized the Boston Tea Party to protest unfair trade practices (true or false)
Another name for the French and Indian War was King George's War (true or false)
America had difficulty gaining the right of deposit from this country
this country competed with Spain for reaching the Far East and making early claims to new lands
The colonists objected to orders to quarter British troops after the French an Indian War (true or false)
New Jersey
one of the 13 colonies (NJ)
The Battle of Bunker Hill was the first major battle in the Revolutionary War (true or false)
charter colony
joint-stock companies were used to form this kind of colony
A major hindrance to the settlement of the middle colonies was lack of transportation routes (true or false)
The colonists did nothing to provoke the attack which was called the Boston Massacre (true or false)
Florida was given to Britain as a result of the French and Indian War (true or false)
During the Great Awakening, many of the prominent leaders such as Ben Feanklin and Thomas Jefferson were converted (true or false)
one of the 13 colonies (CT)
Education in the southern colonies was often provided by private tutors (true or false)
this was a multi-purpose plant in the colonies
Seth Thomas
this man was NOT a well-known early American painter
Albany Congress
The first attempt of the American colonies to cooperate politically took place at this event
Intolerable Acts
In 1774, Parliament punished Massachusetts by enacting laws known as this term
The British marched to Lexington and Concord in order to destroy colonial stockpiles and to capture colonial leaders (true or false)
most of the early colonists relied upon locally grown food and natural resources found nearby (true or false)
Treaty of Paris
This peace treaty was signed on September 3, 1783, and it officially ended the war and established boundaries in the U.S.
one of the states in the Northwest Territory (WI)
crop that became profitable for the settlers of Jamestown
to Deists, God was just a distant power without any concern for man's present needs (true or false)
Edward Braddock's most lasting contribution to the French and Indian War was to build a road to the frontier (true or false)
a legislature was elected
This did not take place at town meetings (governors elected, nightwachmen elected, or a legislature was elected)
The staging of Shays's Rebellion
This event embarrassed american leaders and prompted attempts to strengthen the government
Jonathan Edwards preached a well-known sermon entitled 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" (true or false)
Roger Sherman
This man was not one of the writers of the Federalist Papers
Colonial grammer schools provided teaching in philosophy, Latin, and Greek (true or false)
Marquis de Montcalm and his British troops scaled cliffs to attack Montreal (true or false)
indian people who built a capitol city on an island in a Mexican lake
The foothills of the Appalachian Mountains are called this
The Iriquois Indians were persuaded to support the British at the Albany Congress (true or false)
New Hampshire
one of the 13 colonies ( N.H.)
frontier land claims were limited to forty acres and regulated by the government (true or false)
most of the early settlers were shopkeepers (true or false)
grammer school
people in colonial America usually learned Greek, Latin, and natural philosophy in this school
Colonial children often used clay tablets to help them learn to read and write (true or false)
No roads were built during the colonial era to aid travel between the colonies and the frontier (true or false)
Colonial aristocrats often imported much of their clothing and furniture (true or false)
France and Spain
These European countries joined colonial forces against the British
strongest navy
France did not have this advantage when settling North America
The adoption of the Declaration of Independence changed the purpose of the war (true or false)
colonists who sided with the British were called this
Henry Hudson
this man claimed the Hudson River area for the Dutch and it later became New Netherland
This major state was slow to ratify the Articles of Confederation
pay taxes
The Sugar Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765 demanded the colonists to do this
This city is where Cornwallis surrendered and it is considered the last battle of the war (true or false)
The writers of the Constitution did not agree that the new government should be a democracy (true or false)
Only church members were allowed to vote on governmental matters in Massachusetts (true or false)
Plymouth colony was settled by these people (Catholics, seperatists, congregationalists)
South Carolina
one of the 13 colonies (SC)
One method colonists used to protest British taxes was boycotting British goods (true or false)
Thomas Paine
this man wrote the pamphlet entitled "Common Sense", which stirred up the revolutionary movement in the colonies
Bill of Rights
The first ten ammendments to the Constitution are collectively called this
the First Continental Congress called for the overthrow of the king because if his abusive actions (true or false)
Amerigo Vespucci
The Americas were named after him
one of the states in the Northwest Territory (OH)
Anglican Church
the official church in the southern colonies
New York
one of the 13 colonies (NY)
Atlantic seaboard
This area was not settled by the French in North America
one of the 13 colonies (MA)
one of the states in the Northwest Territory (IN)
Rhode Island
one of the 13 colonies (RI)
The Anglican church was the official church in the colonies (true or false)
The "shot heard round the world" took place here
western lands
The most important legislation passed by the confederation Congress was probably that which dealt with this
The Reformation turned this country to Protestantism
Britain was pleased with the help it had received from the colonies during the French and Indian War (true or false)
devise the first written constitution in America
Massachusetts Bay Colony did not (devise the first written constitution in America, or settle around the great lakes)
The Intolerable Acts were aimed toward this colony
Harbors were important trade centers in New England (true or false)
The log college was influential in spreading the revival throughout the middle colonies at the outset of the Great Awakening (true or false)
The middle and southern colonies had fewer schools than New England
The Enlightment encouraged men to trust in his own thinking rather than in biblical teaching (true or false)
The states printed their own money during the confederation period (true or false)
This colony can be described as a "melting pot"
this crop was the most important to the survival of the colonies
The New England colonies were generally warmer than the other colonies (true or false)
the crossing of the Delaware River
This event, on Christmas night in 1776, allowed the Continetal Army to capture 900 soldiers
skirmishes at Lexington and Concord
These most closely mark the beginning of the War for Independence
During the Boston Massacre, an angry mob shot five British soldiers (true or false)
New England has a wide, level coastal plain (true or false)
Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand
the two monarchs who gave Columbus support for his voyage
Massachusetts was a leading colony in the provision of education for its children (true or false)
The First Continental Congress set up fair trade and taxation, the Continental Association, and a boycott for the repeal of the Intolerable Acts (true or false)
elections were conducted by secret ballot in the colonies (true or false)
one of the states in the Northwest Territory (IL)
General Edward Braddosck made an unsuccessful attempt to capture Fort Duquesne (true or false)
George Washington
This man was selected as chairman for the Constitutional Convention
Harvard remained faithful throughout the colonial era to the biblical purposes of the Puritans who founded it (true or false)
Federalist Papers
Those who favored the Constitution published their arguments in these papers
one of the 13 colonies (DE)
Massachusetts Bay Colony grew slowly (true or false)
this person did not contribute to the success of Plymouth Colony
the church should control the government
Roger Williams did not believe that (church should control government, people control government, or the church control the people)
The Sugar Act and Stamp Act were attempts of the British Parliament to raise money to pay for the defense of the colonies (true or false)
The Confederation Congress could not do this
this group was not welcomed by the other settlers in the middle colonies
Seth Thomas
a well-known early american clock-maker
Thomas Jefferson
This man drafted the Declaration of Independence
the possibility of owning land in America encouraged many English settlers to go there (true or false)
Slaves had to work about twice as long as other workers in the colonial era (true or false)
George Washington
Troops led by this man were forced to surrender at Fort Necessity
The Second Continental Congress met in May 1775 to organize the Continental Army (true or false)
Indentured servants usually cost less than slaves (true or false)
farmers in the middle colonies raised much cereal grains (true or false)
In the northern colonies black slaves most often served as household servants (true or false)
In response to the Boston Tea Party, Parliament closed the port of Boston (true or false)
France and Britain
These two countries fought against each other in the French and Indian War
The fatal blow to the French in the French and Indian War was the fall of Quebec (true or false)
one of the 13 colonies (VA)
the Continental Congresses
These groups governed the colonies before and during most of the War for Independence
Christopher Columbus
this man's activities were most responsible for encouraging European exploration of the New World
The Halfway Covenant improved the spiritual influence of the Congregational (true or false)
Ratification of the Constitution required the the approval of all 13 states (true or false)
All 13 states eagerly sent representatives to the Constitutional Convnetion and set to work immeadiately the new document (true or false)
this philosophy asserted that God created the universe and then stepped aside to let the laws of nature function without His intervention
When the colonists arrived, many factories arose to supply the materials they needed (true or false)
The Great Awakening resulted in many converts and the growth of churches (true or false)
The Pilgrims' desire for religious freedom contributed to the success of their settlement (true or false)
The surrender at Saratoga was a great turning point because the French joined the Patriots, it gave the patriots confidence, and the British offered a compromise (true or false)
Cecilius Calvert
This Lord Baltimore established a colony for Roman Catholics
James Madison
This man is considered the Father of the Constitution
Joint-stock companies provided means for raising money to support a new colony (true or false)
William Penn was one of these (proprietor, roman catholic, or a congregationalist
the legislature
This had the power of the purse in the colonies (legislature, governor, or the people)
Mount Vernon
the first meeting of American leaders in preparation for redesigning the government was held here
New Hampshire
New Netherland did not become this state (New Jersey, New Hampshire, or new york)
Mayflower Compact
the Pilgrims drew up this plan of government when they first arrived in America
charter colony
this type of colony had the least interference from Britain
The Great Awakening fostered a desire for political freedom among the colonies (true or false)
George Washington
This American leader surrendered Fort Necessity to the French and was later appointed Commander of the Continental Army
the southern colonies generally had rich soil and long growing seasons (true or false)
set aside land to support education
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 did not do this
Duncan Phyfe
He was known for making fine furniture
Sir Frances Drake
this man circumnavigated the Earth
In colonial America, "limners" were these people
Indentured servants were unable to pay their passage to America (true or false)
Whaling became an important activity in New England (true or false)
this colony was settled by people from Massachusetts Bay Colony who wanted more land
An indentured servant had little chance of climbing to a higher social level (true or false)
one of the states in the Northwest Territory (MI)
the apprenticeship system was used only by lower class people who had little chance of improving their standing (true or false)
North Carolina
one of the 13 colonies (NC)
one of the 13 colonies (PA)
sell 10 acre plots for $100 each
The Northwest Ordinance of 1785 did not do this
calling of the First Continental Congress
This was not a British action that followed the French and Indian War that irritated the colonists
this colony was different from the other colonies in that it was settled by the Swedes
the Pilgrims were Puritans (true or false)
The Northwest Ordinances were some of the most important pieces of legislation produced during the confederation period (true or false)
Colonial representatives met in the First Continental Congress to draw up a protest aginst the recent acts of Parliament (true or false)
one of the 13 colonies (GA)
These colonial reinforcements fought against British troops at Concord
Alexander Hamilton
This man attended the Constitutional Convention
Lexington and Concord resulted in heavier casualties for the British than for the colonials (true or false)
Britain's greatest enemy and rival power during the 1700s was this country
Jamestown was founded in this year
followers of Martin Luther
Moravians were not (followers of Martin Luther, people who believed in fighting, or people who immigrated)
Tobacco, rice, and indigo were important crops on plantations (true or false)

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