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US History - 2
U.S. Colonial History
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Explorer Henry Hudson claimed territory in the New World for which European country?
What was Hudson looking for in the New World?
Good Beach Property
The Lost Colony
The explorer Samuel de Champlain claimed Canada and founded the trading outpost of Quebec for France.
Whom did the Indian Princess Pocahontas marry?
Captain John Smith
Captain John Smith was forced to return to England. Why?
Recalled to lead troops in war
Badly injured in a maritime explosion
Sent home to face charges of treason
Violated the Indian peace agreement
Pocahontas visited England but was stricken by fever and died and she is buried in England.
The year 1619 is refered to as a "Red Letter Year" in the Jamestown colony. Why?
Letters written in red ink were to be delivered to all households
Colonists were allowed to expand land claims
Arrival in the colony of slaves, single women and elected government
No taxation on colonists by the king
In 1620, 102 English Pilgrims arrived at the New World and founded a colony. Where did they land?
While on board the ship the Pilgrims signed a document. What was it called?
Home Rule Pact
The Mayflower Compact
Declaration of Purpose
In 1626 the Dutch sent settlers to the New World to establish a colony. What was the name of their outpost on the Atlantic coast?
In 1630 the Massachusetts Bay Company founded the town of Boston. In the next fifteen years 20,000 settlers moved to the area. What was the name given to this influx of settlers?
The Great Migration
The Swedes, not to be left out of the New World migration, founded their own colony on the Atlantic coast.
Under a land grant from the king to the Calvert family, Lord Baltimore founded a colony at St. Mary's, Maryland. What was unique about this colony?
All settlers were convicts
First Jewish colony
It was the only colony founded with a Catholic majority
Only men allowed
Anne Hutchinson and her followers were expelled from the Massachusetts colony because of their religious beliefs and were forced to return to England.
The colony of Maryland was noted as a refuge for Catholics.
In 1655 the Dutch under leadership of Peter Stuyvesant took control of the Swedish settlement along the Delaware River.
In 1664 the English annexed the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam thus giving them control of the Atlantic Coast from Carolina to Massachusetts. What was the new name given to New Amsterdam?
What is the name of the oldest locally elected governing body in the English colonies?
House of Representatives
House of Commons
The Virginia House of Burgesses
House of York
What was the name of and where was the first college in the British colonies?
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Harvard , Cambridge, Massachusetts
King's College, New York City
Penn State State College, Pennsylvania
Between the years 1610-1754 what country was pushing its influence across Canada and the Great Lakes?
"King Philip's" war was an attempt by the British to stifle the spread of French influence in North America.
What was the cause of Bacon's Rebellion in the Virginia Colony?
The high price of new farmland
The government's inability to protect settlers against Indian attacks
Unfair taxation of western settlers
No representation in the House of Burgesses
In 1681 King Charles II granted a Royal Charter to the Quaker, William Penn. Which colony did he establish?
In 1689 the British and French went to war in a series of wars that lasted off and on for the next 75 years.
Why did most Native American tribes have better relations with the French rather than the British?
The French paid the Indians more and they liked their wine
French were better looking and were better lovers
The Indians found French an easier language to learn
The French only wanted to trade with them, the British wanted their land
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