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First Semester Exam Review. Study. What was the colonial economy based upon?. Gold and silver Land was cheap and good for growing cash crops. Warm climate in all regions of the colonies. INCORRECT, try again. Click on the arrow to return to the question. Correct!.

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First Semester Exam Review

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What was the colonial economy based upon?

  • Gold and silver

  • Land was cheap and good for growing cash crops.

  • Warm climate in all regions of the colonies.


INCORRECT, try again

  • Click on the arrow to return to the question.


Correct!

  • Land in the British colonies was cheap and available to anyone who could afford to buy it. In addition the land could be used to grow cash crops such as wheat, tobacco, corn, indigo, and rice.

  • Click on the arrow below.


What best describes the New England Colonies?

  • They were settled by Quakers.

  • Cash crops were the main part of their economy.

  • Fishing and shipbuilding were important parts of the economy.


INCORRECT, try again!

  • Click on the arrow to return to the question.


Correct!

  • New England’s cold climate and rocky soil forced the people to focus on other areas such as shipbuilding and fishing.

  • Click on the arrow below.


What best describes the Middle Colonies?

  • Quakers settled the region and established the principle of religious tolerance.

  • Tobacco was a main part of their economy.

  • Fishing and shipbuilding were important parts of the economy.


INCORRECT, try again!

  • Click on the arrow to return to the question.


Correct!

  • Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware were the first colonies to all people to freely practice their religion.

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What best describe the Southern Colonies?

  • The Quakers settled in the area.

  • Agriculture was the chief occupation for some people.

  • Plantation slaves produced cash crops.


INCORRECT, try again!

  • Click on the arrow to return to the question.


Correct!

  • The Southern economy was based on plantations that grew cash crops and used slave labor.

  • Click on the arrow below.


Which of the following helped cause the American Revolution?

  • Loyalists moving to Canada.

  • Taxes were placed on American colonists without their consent in the British Parliament.

  • American Government spent $25 million fighting the war.


INCORRECT, try again!

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Correct!

  • The American Colonists cried, “No Taxation, Without Representation!” The colonists went to war to end this abuse of power by the British.


What was an effect of the American Revolution?

  • Many Native Americans opened casinos.

  • England passed the Tea Act to tax American colonists.

  • The Revolutionary Government accumulated a large debt.


INCORRECT, try again!

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Really, Incorrect!

  • Click on the arrow to return to the question.

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Correct!

  • All wars are expensive. The Revolution was no exception. The Revolution cost the national government about $25 million and the states another $23 million (give or take a few million).


What was an effect of the American Revolution?

  • Many Loyalists moved to Canada.

  • Many Patriots moved to Spanish Florida.

  • Native Americans gained control of Pittsburgh.


INCORRECT, try again!

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Correct!

  • Because loyalists had stayed loyal to the King of England, many fled America after the war to British controlled Canada.


According to the Declaration of Independence, what are people’s three natural rights that can not be taken away?

  • Life, Liberty, and Happiness

  • Life, Free Speech, and Pursuit of Happiness.

  • Freedom of Speech, Religion, and Press

  • Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness.


INCORRECT, try again!

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INCORRECT, try again!

  • Happiness is promised to no one.


Correct!

  • According to Jefferson human beings are born with the natural rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


Why was the Battle of Saratoga important?

  • The American victory encouraged France and Spain to enter the war.

  • British victory cut off New England from the rest of the colonies.

  • Gave America its first and only victory.


INCORRECT, try again!

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Correct!

  • This victory in New York state showed that the Americans had the ability to win the war and was worthy of investments by France and Spain.


Why were the Articles of Confederation weak?

  • It couldn’t raise a national army.

  • It couldn’t raise taxes.

  • It couldn’t regulate trade.

  • All of the above.


Not correct enough!

  • It is true that the Articles did not allow the national government to raise an army, but another answer is more correct.

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Not correct enough!

  • It is true that the national government could not raise taxes and depended on the states for money, but another answer is more correct.

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Not correct enough!

  • It is true that the national government could not regulate trade under the Articles, but another answer is more correct.

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Correct!

  • The Articles were weak in all of these areas. The national government could not create an army, tax, or regulate trade.


What does the phrase, “checks and balances” mean?

  • The national government must balance their budget.

  • Each branch of government has powers over the other two branches.

  • The states must approve amendments to the constitution.


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Correct!

  • Checks and balances prevents one branch of government from becoming too powerful. One example is having the President sign a bill from Congress before it can become a law.


What were the Bill of Rights?

  • Abolished slavery.

  • Gave every American voting rights.

  • Established political parties.

  • First 10 amendments that guaranteed individual liberties and freedoms.


INCORRECT, try again!

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Correct!

  • The Bill of Rights guarantees Americans most basic rights, liberties, and freedoms. Such as speech, religion, press, etc.


Why was Marbury v. Madison important?

  • Established Judicial Review.

  • Helped Jefferson become president.

  • Helped Federalists.


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Correct!

  • Marbury v. Madison allows the Courts to rule a law made by Congress unconstitutional, which is called judicial review.


Which of the following helped cause the War of 1812?

  • American patriotism.

  • Americans being kidnapped and being forced to serve in the British Navy.

  • Attack on Pearl Harbor.


INCORRECT, try again!

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Really Incorrect!

  • Click on the arrow to return to the question.

  • Pearl Harbor? 1941?


Correct!

  • Americans pushed for war because England was kidnapping Americans and violating shipping and trading rights.


Which event happened during the 1750’s?

  • Monroe Doctrine

  • Boston Massacre

  • French and Indian War

  • Declaration of Independence


INCORRECT, try again!

  • Click on the arrow to return to the question.


Correct!

  • The French and Indian War was fought from 1754-1763.


Which event happened during the 1770’s?

  • Monroe Doctrine

  • Boston Massacre

  • French and Indian War


INCORRECT, try again!

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Correct!

  • The Boston Massacre occurred in March 1770.


Which event happened during the 1820’s?

  • Monroe Doctrine

  • Boston Massacre

  • French and Indian War

  • Declaration of Independence


INCORRECT, try again!

  • Click on the arrow to return to the question.


Correct!

  • The Monroe Doctrine issued in 1823 forbade further colonization of the Americas and would view any efforts to as a hostile act against the United States.


Which event happened during the 1750’s?

  • Monroe Doctrine

  • Boston Massacre

  • French and Indian War

  • Declaration of Independence


INCORRECT, try again!

  • Click on the arrow to return to the question.


Correct!

  • The French and Indian War was fought from 1754-1763 in North America between the French and British with Native Americans fighting on both sides.


Web Review Games

  • http://bensguide.gpo.gov/6-8/games/interactive.html

  • http://www.nationalgeographic.com/west/

    http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/99/railroad/


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