UNIT 1  Three Worlds Meet 
(1500-1763)

UNIT 1  Three Worlds Meet 
(1500-1763)

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Key Questions

  1. What were the causes of the America Revolution?
     

  2. How did the Americans win the Revolution?
     

  3. What were the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?
     

  4. What conflicts arose while writing and ratifying the Constitution, and how were they resolved?
     

  5. How does our government work?
     

 


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Key Dates
 

  1. 1756-1763:  French & Indian War

  2. 1775-1781:  American Revolution

  3. 1789:  Constitutional Convention

  4. 1791:  Constitution Ratified


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Key Terms
Know the meaning and significance of each term
 

  1. Salutary Neglect

  2. Proclamation of 1763

  3. Stamp Act

  4. Intolerable Acts

  5. "Common Sense"

  6. Boston Tea Party

  7. Boston Massacre

  8. Committees of Correspondence

  9. Sons of Liberty

  10. Battle of Lexington and Concord

  11. Continental Congress

  12. Olive Branch Petition

  13. Battle of Saratoga

  14. Battle of Yorktown

  15. Mercenary

  16. Patriot

  17. Loyalist

  18. Declaration of Independence

  19. Articles of Confederation

  20. Northwest Ordinance

  21. Shays' Rebellion

  22. Constitutional Convention

  23. Federalist

  24. Anti-Federalist

  25. Ratification

  26. Great Compromise

  27. Three-fifths Compromise

  28. Bicameral

  29. Legislative Branch

  30. Executive Branch

  31. Judicial Branch

  32. Powers of the President

  33. Separation of powers; Checks and balances

  34. Elastic Clause

  35. Bill of Rights

  36. 1st Amendment freedoms

     


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Key People
What did these people achieve during this time period?

  1. John Adams

  2. Samuel Adams

  3. Thomas Jefferson

  4. Benjamin Franklin

  5. Thomas Paine

  6. George Washington

 

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