English traditions in government
Colonial Roles
Slavery
The Spread of New Ideas
Miscellaneous
100
This was the first English document to place restrictions of the king or queen.
The Magna Carta
100
This group was responsible for outdoor work and managing the property (head of household).
Colonial men
100
Which European country was the first to introduce slaves to the New World?
Spain
100
Was religion an important part of public education in colonial times?
yes
100
What was an all girls school called in colonial times?
A dame school
200
A group of people who have the power to make laws
legislature
200
This group took care of work around the house and taking care of their children.
Colonial women
200
What were slave codes?
Laws that specifically limited the rights of slaves.
200
What was the Great Awakening?
A time period where religion was re-emphasized in the lives of the colonists.
200
Were slaves taught to read and write in colonial times?
Most likely not. But in some cases in the Middle Colonies there were taught by some religious groups.
300
This document was a list of freedoms that the English government would promise to protect.
English Bill of Rights
300
This group received little education compared to today's standards, especially if they were female.
Colonial children
300
Define racism
A belief system in which whites believe that they are better than African Americans simply based on the color of their skin and the fact that most slaves came from Africa (slaves were considered apart of a much lower class).
300
Name one principal that was important to John Locke.
Either is acceptable: 1. People are born with 3 natural rights (life, liberty, and property) and the government can't take those away. 2. The government should be set up to serve its people. If the government is not doing this, the people have the right to overthrow the government and create a new one.
300
Who was Jonathan Edwards?
Famous Great Awakening preacher who gave the sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
400
This is the right given to journalists to publish the truth without fear that they will be punished
Freedom of the press
400
This group was considered property for life. They worked under harsh conditions.
Colonial (African) slaves
400
Why did slavery become so popular in the colonies?
African slaves could be used for life; there were farms that needed many people to work them
400
Name one principal that was important to John Locke
Either is acceptable: 1. People are born with 3 natural rights (life, liberty, and property) and the government can't take those away. 2. The government should be set up to serve its people. If the government is not doing this, the people have the right to overthrow the government and create a new one.
400
What was Benjamin Franklin known for?
Many things, but to name a few: establishing the Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper and Poor Richard's Almanak
500
This is the act of publishing something that damages a person's reputation.
Libel
500
This group worked to pay off a debt. Once the debt was payed, they were able to move on from a life of forced work
Indentured servants
500
What was the name of the passage that was used to transport African slaves across the Atlantic Ocean (part of the triangular trade)?
Middle Passage
500
Why did Montesquieu believe it was important to have a separation of powers in the government?
So that not one person could become all-powerful.
500
What country did Halloween originate from?
Ireland
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