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Colonial America

This region was known as the "breadbasket" of the 13 colonies. 

The Middle Colonies


What is an indentured servant?

A person who signs a contract to work for a master for 3-7 years in exchange for a ticket to the New World.


During the Colonial Time, many Southern plantations got rich by growing this cash crop.



What was the Proclamation of 1763 and why was it made? (Include the Mountains and who created the Proclamation)

A law created by King George III stating that colonists could not cross the Appalachian Mountains and expand their territory. This was created to prevent expansion into Native American territory that would cause wars.


List the different resources you would find in the 3 different colonial regions. At least 2 for each region.

New England - 






Middle - 




Southern - 





Revolutionary War

This act caused the Boston Tea Party.

The Tea Act.


What was the name of the all-male secret group that resisted British Tax collectors and the British Crown?

The Sons of Liberty 


(The Daughters of Liberty also played a huge role)


What was the First Battle of the Revolutionary War?

Lexington and Concord.


Who wrote Common Sense and what was the point of this pamphlet? 

Thomas Paine wrote it to convince people that they needed to rebel against the British.


At this battle, Colonel William Prescott told his troops not to fire until they "saw the whites of their eyes."

The Battle of Bunker Hill

New Government

Who is the head of the Executive Branch?

The President


What are the responsibilites of the 3 branches of governement. 


Legislative - 


Executive - 


Judicial - 



L - Make the laws


E - Enforce the laws


J - Interpret/Judge the laws


What is the Bill of Rights?

The first 10 amendments added to the Constitution. They are often thought of as the People's rights because they protect the average citizens rights.


Connecticut has how many electoral votes?



5 - House Members


2 - Senators


How many electoral votes does it take to win a presidential election?

It takes 270, then the president can be inaugurated as president.

Westward Expansion/ Industrialization

When was the Gold Rush?



Who invented the Cotton Gin?

Eli Whitney


What are textiles?



What is manifest destiny?

The 19th-century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable.


Basically, the U.S expansion was going to happen and G-d supported the settlers.




2 Questions.


What is the name of the wagons that most people used on the Oregon Trail?


And in which Missouri city did these wagons start their journey.

Conestoga Wagons started their journey west in Independence, Missouri.

Civil War

This conductor of the Underground Railroad helped hundreds of slaves escape. 

Harriet Tubman


What event caused the South to secede?

Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the U.S


What was the name of the plan to blockade/constrict Southern trade during the Civil War?

The Anaconda Plan.


Who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin?

Harriet Beecher Stowe.


The capture of this city by General Grant allowed the Union troops to control the entire Mississippi River.


Final Question