US History & Geography Mr. Friedman, Humanities Dept. Study Guide Terms: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Jamestown colony Plymouth colony New Amsterdam colony salutary neglect Declaration of Independence Great Plains New England colonies Thomas Paine Common Sense natural rights Mayflower Compact 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Virginia House of Burgesses natural harbors consent of the governed “no taxation without representation” foreign policy of neutrality plantation mercantilism Mississippi River power to levy taxes

Vocabulary: 1. similar 2. effect 3. contribute 4. development of 5. commerce 6. contribute to 7. argue 8. political 9. gradually 10. demands for 11. independence 12. overthrow 13. oppressive 14. represent 15. frontier 16. shift 17. representative (government) 18. concentrated 19. suitable 20. to base oneself (itself) upon 21. slogan 22. maintain 23. foreign policy 24. limit 25. atlas 26. (mountain) ranges 27. fertile (land) 28. terrain 29. deprive 30. levy

Essential Questions: 1. GEOGRAPHY: How was Jamestown, Plymouth, New Amsterdam colonial settlements similar geographically? 2. What effects did salutary neglect have on trade? 3. According to the Declaration of Independence, why should the American colonies be free from British rule? 4. Where are the Great Plains located? 5. GEOGRAPHY: How did natural harbors contribute to the development of commerce in colonial America? 6. GEOGRAPHY: Why did small farms develop in the New England colonies? 7. Why did Thomas Paine argue that the American colonies should end their political relationship with Great Britain? 8. How did protests against British colonial policies gradually lead to demands for independence? 9. According to the Declaration of Independence, how are people’s natural rights to be protected? 10. Why does the Declaration of Independence include the idea that people have the right to overthrow an oppressive government? 11. How does the Mayflower Compact and the Virginia House of Burgesses represent steps toward representative government? 12. GEOGRAPHY: How did the US frontier shift from the late 1700s to the late 1800s? 13. GEOGRAPHY: Why was slavery in the American colonies concentrated in areas suitable for large plantations? 14. According to the Declaration of Independence, why should government base itself upon the consent of the governed?

15. How does the slogan, “No taxation without representation” express the belief in democracy? 16. How did the Atlantic and Pacific coasts help the US maintain its foreign policy of neutrality during the 1800s? 17. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the Mississippi River located? Great Plains? 18. How did mercantilism limit the colonies’ trade with other nations? 19. GEOGRAPHY: How does an atlas identify the location of mountain ranges? 20. GEOGRAPHY: How did the South’s fertile land and long growing season lead to the development of plantations? 21. GEOGRAPHY: Why are states with the largest percentage of land used for agriculture located in areas with flat terrain? 22. How did the British deprive Americans of their natural rights? 23. Why did the colonists believe that elected representatives should have the power to levy taxes?

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