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These Are Study Notes For United States History. They Can Be Used To Study For Final Exams. These Notes Contain Information On The Colonial Period Through Union Times.

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Ch 1 & 2 Review1. Reformation- Religious movement in the 16th century Europe, reform the catholic church.2. joint stock company- Business in which investors pool their wealth for a common purpose.3. Jamestown- First colony established by John Smith.4. indentured servants-People that came to the new world in exchange of the passage, they agreed to a limited term of servitude.5. House of Burgesses- Virginia's colonial legislature.6. Pilgrims- Group of people that fled from Holland and built the Plymouth plantation.7. Puritans- A religious group that felt that the church had kept too much of the Catholic ritual and tradition.8. Massachusetts Bay Colony- Colony established around the Massachusetts Bay.9. Mercantilism- he theory in which a nation could increase its wealth and power in two ways; obtaining as much gold and silver possible, and establishing a balance of trade.10. Navigation Acts-A series of laws made by Parliament to control trade in the colonies.11. cash crops- Growing single crops for sale.12. triangular trade- The Transatlantic trading network used to trade slaves.13. middle passage- The middle leg of the trade triangle.14. Enlightenment- Period in European history which philosophers stressed reason and scientific method.15. Great Awakening-The revival and restoring of the early Puritan church.1. French & Indian War- War between Great Britain and France for control of North America.2. Treaty of Paris of 1763- Confirmed U.S. independence and set the boundaries of the new nation.3. Pontiac's Rebellion- Combined resistance of the British army.4. Proclamation of 1763- A proclamation Line along the Appalachians.5. Sugar Act- Law to stop the smuggling of goods to the colonies.6. Vice-Admiralty Courts- Navy captains were the jury, judge on his ship.7. Stamp Act- Tax passed that levied on goods and services.8. Sons of Liberty- Members of a gang that fought for the liberty of the country, boycotted British goods.9. Stamp Act Congress- Congress held which stated that Parliament lacked the power to impose taxes on the colonists.10. Boycotts- Rebellion11. Townshend Acts- Duties levied on imports from Britain.12. Boston Massacre- A confrontation between colonists and armed soldiers.13. Committees of Correspondence were formed to communicate with other colonies about the threat to their liberties.14. Tea Act- Granted the company the right to sell tea to the colonies.15. Boston Tea Party- The dumping of large quantities of tea in the Boston Harbor done by the Sons of Liberty.16. Intolerable Acts- Laws passed by Parliament because the colonists refused to pay for the damaged tea.17. Quartering Acts- Colonists were required to house soldiers of the British Army.18. First Continental Congress- When the delegates drew up the declaration of colonial rights.1. Lexington & Concord- Concord was were the British troops were headed to seize illegal weapons. Lexington was were the British and minutemen/colonists fought them.2. Second Continental...

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