American History II – Honors 9 Week Study Guide English Colonization

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American History II – Honors

9 Week Study Guide

English Colonization

St. Augustine, Florida

  • First permanent European settlement on future U.S. soil

Failures at Roanoke


  • First permanent English settlement on future U.S. soil

  • John Smith

    • Success?

    • Native Relations

  • Reasons for settlement

  • House of Burgesses

    • Self-government


  • Puritans

    • “cleanse the church of England”

    • Completely separate from church of England – Separatists

  • Mayflower Compact

King Philip’s War

King William’s War

Queen Anne’s War

Economic Differences in English colonies

Tobacco vs. Rice

Quaker Beliefs


  • South vs. North

Glorious Revolution

Salutary Neglect

Salem Witch Trials


  • Navigation Acts

Triangular Trade

  • Columbian Exchange

Slaves vs. Indentured Servants

The Great Awakening

  • Jonathan Edwards

  • George Whitefield

  • Revival movement based on corruption of human nature

Contributions of Ben Franklin

  • Albany Plan of Union

French/Indian War

  • Seven Years War

  • George Washington

  • Treaty of Paris

    • Result – French turn Canada over to the British

Road to Revolution

Pontiac’s Rebellion

Proclamation of 1763

Stamp Act

  • Forms of protest

  • Stamp Act Congress

    • Significance?

    • Result?

Declaratory Act

Townshend Acts

Boston Massacre

  • Why did it happen?

  • Role of John Adams

  • Result?

Committees of Correspondence

Boston Tea Party

Intolerable Acts

Quebec Act

First Continental Congress

Lexington & Concord

Second Continental Congress

  • The Olive Branch Petition

  • Declaration of Independence

  • Patriots vs. Tories

War for Independence

American Advantages

British Advantages

Frederick Von Steuben


  • Trenton

  • Princeton

  • Long Island

  • Saratoga

  • Yorktown

Impact of the War on African-Americans

Open-Ended Response

How and why did North American Colonial societies adapt European governmental, economic, and/or cultural institutions and ideologies to meet their needs in the New world?  Address one of the three aforementioned topics (government, economy, culture) as you respond in an organized essay.  Be sure to provide as many specific supporting examples for your topic as you can within the time constraints. 

Standards 6.1

A. Civics, Government, and Human Rights


Explain how British North American colonies adapted the British governance structure to fit their ideas of individual rights, economic growth, and participatory government.


Analyze how gender, property ownership, religion, and legal status affected political rights.

B. Geography, People, and the Environment


Relate regional geographic variations (e.g., climate, soil conditions, and other natural resources) to economic development in the New World.

C. Economics, Innovation, and Technology


Explain how economic ideas and the practices of mercantilism and capitalism conflicted during this time period.


Determine the extent to which natural resources, labor systems (i.e., the use of indentured servants, African slaves, and immigrant labor), and entrepreneurship contributed to economic development in the American colonies.

D. History, Culture, and Perspectives


Explain the consequences to Native American groups of the loss of their land and people.


The Response should include:

  • A well organized, cohesive and structured response

  • Introduction and concluding Statements

  • Clear and concise examples

  • Grammar, spelling

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