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Cards in this guide (20)
Where was the first meeting of the new congress held

New York

When was the first permanent English colony established in America

1607

How does the constitution protect states rights

The Tenth Amendment of the Constitution was written to protect the states and citizens. It reads "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

In Virginia who did George Washington convince to support the Constitution who was later a key player in its creation

thomas jefferson

Where did the colonists want to have a representative

Parliament.

What was the first meeting called in which delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies met in Philadelphia to complain about English rule

This was the First Continental Congress, which began on September 5, 1774.

On what day was the Declaration of Independence first signed

The Declaration of Independence was first signed on July 4 1776, but only by John Hancock and the Secretary of the Constitutional Convention. About a month later it was decided that all of the delegates to the Second Continental Congress who voted for it should sign it. The Declaration was reprinted in an enlarged form and signed by most delegates on August 22, 1776 and by others on various days after that. This second version kept the July 4, 1776 date even though that document was not signed on July 4, 1776.

Did the Declaration of Independence give the Americans concrete reasons for their revolution

true
true

What was john peter zenger's occupation

Newspaper publisher.

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Which of the following freedoms is exercised when a newspaper is printed

freedom of speech

What term did the king of England use to describe the conduct of the colonists who fought with the British troops

rebellion

The Second Continental Congress acted as the governing body of the thirteen colonies during the Revolutionary War

True

What event occurred in 1770 in which colonists were killed by English solidiers

boston tea party

What did Thomas Jefferson consider to be natural or unalienable rights

Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness

True or false Thomas Jefferson believed that everyone had natural or unalienable rights

true

What was the mother country of the United States

The United States went to war with England to win independence, but we were originally parented by many nations. That is why we are often known as "the melting pot."

What did the colonists not have

Representations

Who was English monarch during American Revolution

England's king during the American Revolution was King George III.

What person did most of the work in the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson Wrote most of the declaration of independence.

Before they wrote the Declaration of Independence, what petition of reconciliation did the colonists send to the English government

olive branch petition

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