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What was the first representative government in the New World?. The Virginia House of Burgesses. What was the first step toward self government in the New World?. The Mayflower Compact. Why did representative government grow in the English colonies?.

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    1. What was the first representative government in the New World?

    2. The Virginia House of Burgesses

    3. What was the first step toward self government in the New World?

    4. The Mayflower Compact

    5. Why did representative government grow in the English colonies?

    6. The people desired to have a voice in the government. “No taxation without representation.”

    7. Which of the following did not help representative government to be formed in the colonies?A. House of BurgessesB. Maryland Act of TolerationC. Mayflower Compact

    8. Maryland Act of Toleration

    9. What happened in 1607?

    10. What happened on July 4, 1776?

    11. The Declaration of Independence was signed.

    12. Why is 1787 an important date?

    13. It is the year the U. S. Constitution was written.

    14. What was the economy of the New England colonies based on?

    15. Fishing, lumber, trade, whaling.

    16. What was the geography and climate of the New England Colonies?

    17. Rocky soil, forests, long cold winters and short, humid summers.

    18. What was the economy of the Middle Colonies based on?

    19. Growing grain products and raising farm animals. A center for manufacturing and crafts.

    20. What was the geography and climate of the Middle Colonies?

    21. Good fertile soil with many river valleys. Mild winters and a long growing season.

    22. What was the economy of the Southern colonies based on?

    23. These colonies were agricultural and grew rice, tobacco, sugar cane, indigo, and eventually cotton.

    24. What was the climate and geography of the Southern Colonies?

    25. Good fertile soil and many fresh water rivers. Long growing season.

    26. Name a group of Separatists.

    27. The Pilgrims

    28. Why did the Pilgrims come to America and what colony did they start?

    29. Religious freedom for Separatists. They started Plymouth.

    30. What were the causes of the War of 1812?

    31. The English were attacking our ships, stealing our cargoes, interfering with our rights to sail the seas freely, and impressing our sailors.

    32. What land did Thomas Jefferson purchase for the U. S. and how much did it cost?

    33. The Louisiana Territory for $15 million.

    34. How did the purchase of the Louisiana Territory help the U. S.?

    35. 1. It doubled the size of the U. S.2. It made the U. S. a leading world power.

    36. Put the following in order:Shay’s RebellionThe Articles of ConfederationFederalist PapersWriting the ConstitutionRatifying the Constitution

    37. The Articles of ConfederationShay’s RebellionWriting the ConstitutionFederalist PapersRatifying the Constitution

    38. What land law set up a way for territories to become states?

    39. The Northwest Ordinance of 1787

    40. Who was Abigail Adams?

    41. Wife of John Adams.She tried to get more rights for women.

    42. What was the name of the religious revival during the colonial era?

    43. The Great Awakening

    44. How did religious groups contribute to American life?

    45. Helped to develop the idea of religious freedom in America.

    46. What are the unalienable rights listed in the Declaration of Independence?

    47. Life,Liberty, the Pursuit of Happiness

    48. What are the first ten amendments to the Constitution known as?

    49. The Bill of Rights