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Unit 3 Study Guide: 1754-1800

As you work, take note of the importance of each item, potential connections to other items, as well as causes and effects.
Vocabulary IDs should include: the term, date(s), definition, and significance of the term.

Questions should be explained completely in at least 3-4 sentences, and include details from your readings/notes. These will help you provide more specific evidence in your writings, and help you think through more difficult multiple choice questions. Make sure to answer all parts of the question.

Vocabulary Identifications, Chapter 4/5

Seven Years’ War (French & Indian War)

Albany Plan of Union

Pontiac’s Rebellion

Proclamation of 1763

Stamp Act Congress of 1765

George Grenville

Charles Townshend

Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania

John Wilkes


Committees of Correspondence

First Continental Congress

Second Continental Congress

Olive Branch Petition

Virtual representation

Sons of Liberty/Samuel Adams

Popular sovereignty


DUE DATE 1: October 16/17

Chapter 4, pages 123-132, Chapter 5, pages 137-146, 147-160

(AP concepts 2.3, 3.1)

1. What impact did the Industrial Revolution in England have on the American colonies?

2. List and describe the three main causes of the French and Indian War.
3. Explain how (what ways) the French and Indian War (“The Great War for Empire”) fundamentally changed the relationship between Britain and its American colonies.
4. Despite paying only 1/5 of what British citizens were taxed, why were American colonists so opposed to taxation?

  1. In what ways did they justify their resentment and opposition to Britain?

5. Explain why most colonial rebellion began in port cities like Boston.

  1. Describe the reason that many in rural areas (countryside) did not join the Patriot cause until the 1770s.

6. Create a timeline (with dates) and explain the significance of each of the following acts/events:

Sugar Act

Stamp Act

Quartering Act

Declaratory Act

Coercive Acts

Intolerable Acts

Tea Act

Quebec Act

Vocabulary Identifications, Chpt. 6

Joseph Brant

Treaty of Alliance 1778

George Washington

Marquis de Lafayette

Baron von Steuben


civil religion

(Northwest) Ordinance of 1784, 1785, 1787, 1780s

Shay’s Rebellion

James Madison/Federalist Papers



DUE DATE 2: October 22/23

Chapter 5, pages 160-166, Chapter 6, pages 170-183, 183-192, 192-199 (AP concepts 3.1, 3.2)


1. Explain the significance of each of the following documents:

Common Sense

Second Treatise on Government

The Declaration of Independence

Articles of Confederation

United States Constitution
2. Explain how women contributed to the American rebellion and war effort.

3. Create a timeline (with dates) and explain the significance of each of the following events:

Boston Massacre

Lexington and Concord

Bunker Hill

Valley Forge

Battle of Saratoga

South Carolina “war of attrition”

Battle of Yorktown

Treaty of Paris, 1783

4. Describe the economic and fiscal (budgetary) problems facing the Patriots at the outset of the war? How successful were they in addressing them over time?

5. What factors led to the American victory in the Revolutionary War? Use the chart below with at least three specific examples in each column to support your answer.





6. Explain how the concept of limited government helped and hindered the effectiveness of the Articles of Confederation.

  1. In what ways was the Constitution a radical departure from the Articles of Confederation?

7. Outline each of the plans proposed at the Constitutional Convention.

  1. What were the key ideological beliefs of the Federalists and Anti-Federalists? (you might want to make a T-Chart to help)

  2. What promise finally garnered enough support for ratification? What was it later called?

Vocabulary Identifications, Chapter 7

Bill of Rights

Judiciary Act of 1789

protective tariff/revenue tariff

Adam Smith/Wealth of Nations

Whiskey Rebellion

Jay’s Treaty

XYZ Affair/”Quasi-War”

Alien and Sedition Acts

Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions (1798)/states’ rights argument

DUE DATE 3: October 30/October 31

Chapter 7, pages 204-211, 211-217 (AP concepts 3.2, 3.3)

1. Explain each part of Alexander Hamilton’s financial plan and its significance.

  1. Why did Jefferson and Madison oppose Hamilton’s programs?

2. Compare and contrast the leadership and beliefs of America’s first two political parties. A T-Chart or Venn Diagram may be helpful here.

3. In what ways did the French Revolution impact American political views?
4. Explain the main points of Washington’s “Farewell Address” and why he warned the American public about these dangers.

  1. How did John Adams react to these warnings? Give specific examples to support your claims.

5. How did the Treaty of Paris (1783) impact Americans’ treatment of American Indians? Explain this using the following terms: Battle of Fallen Timbers, Greenville Treaty,

6. Explain the reasons for migration west in the late 1700s.

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