Social Studies Unit 2 - Lessons 1-3 Study Guide
Test Tuesday, 9/26/17
- The Native American city of Cahokia is now known as Illinois.
- The English settlers went to the Powhatan for help.
- Jamestown grew more by having Africans help on the farms.
- You will read a short passage on Pocahontas and answer questions about sequence of events in the passage.
- Thomas Jefferson helped write the Declaration of Independence.
- The Stamp Act was a law that taxed American colonies on everyday items.
- The 13 original colonies were located on the eastern part of today’s United States, or the Atlantic coast.
- The Constitution was written in Philadelphia in 1787. It was created to protect the individual rights and freedoms of the United States citizens.
- You will look at a time line and will be asked how the dates are divided (by decades, years, centuries, or months). You will also be asked to tell which event occurred on a certain date from the timeline.
- Constitution –written plan of government
- The colonists fighting for independence from the British were known as the Patriots.
- Before becoming our own country, the U.S. was a colony of Great Britain.
- Colonists had to pay taxes, or money to the government, on sugar, newspapers, and tea.
- The signing of the Declaration of Independence led to the American Revolution.
- Daniel Boone explored the area currently known as Kentucky.
- The Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the U.S. in 1803.
- One reason settlers wanted to move west was to find gold.
- A hemisphere is a half of a sphere.
- You will need to look at a globe showing hemispheres and tell to which hemisphere(s) a country belongs.
Here is a website to help you prepare for this week's quiz.
Just click the link. Read the unit summary and take the practice quizzes for lessons 1-3. (This is not the same as our quiz, just a review.)