American Beginnings
The Colonies
The American Revolution
Government
1800-1865

100

He was the Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztec empire.
Who is Cortez?

100

He was the leader who was credited with saving Jamestown.
Who was John Smith?

100

This war resulted in France losing most of its territory in North America.
What is the French and Indian War?

100

These are the three branches of government.
What are the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial?

100

This doubled the size of the United States.
What is the Louisiana Purchase?

200

Christopher Columbus was in command of these three ships.
What are the Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria?

200

This cash crop brought wealth to Jamestown.
What is tobacco?

200

This order banned any further colonial settlement west of the Appalachian Mountains.
What is the Proclamation of 1763?

200

This formed the first central government of the United States.
What is the Articles of Confederation?

200

He was George Washington's treasury secretary. He started the National Bank.
Who was Alexander Hamilton?

300

This civilization carved mysterious, giant, stone heads.
Who were the Olmec?

300

They established the colony of Plymouth in 1620.
Who were the Pilgrims?

300

This law required the purchase of stamps for paper products, letters, and newspapers.
What is the Stamp Act?

300

This idea brought together the New Jersey Plan (Small State Plan) and the Virginia Plan (Large State Plan).
What is the Great Compromise?

300

Because of this, Maine was admitted to the Union as a free state and Missouri was admitted as a slave state. This also banned slavery in any territory north of 36°30' N.
What was the Missouri Compromise of 1820?

400

The Mayan Long-Count calendar ends on this year.
What is 2012?

400

This set of laws was formed between the Saints and Strangers aboard the Mayflower.
What is the Mayflower Compact?

400

This secret society used violence to intimidate British tax-collectors.
Who were the Sons of Liberty?

400

He is nicknamed the "Father of the Constitution" because he contributed many of the ideas contained within the document.
Who is James Madison?

400

This Supreme Court decision stated that blacks were not citizens and that Congress could not ban slavery in a territory.
What was the Dred Scott Decision?

500

The king and queen who financially supported the journey of Columbus.
What were Ferdinand and Isabella?

500

She was the Indian slave who told Betty Parris, Abigail Williams, and Ann Putnam stories about the devil and black magic.
Who was Tituba?

500

This British general surrendered at Yorktown in 1781.
Who was General Cornwallis?

500

This amendment to the Constitution guarantees freedom of speech and religion.
What is the First Amendment?

500

After the bloody battle of Antietam, President Lincoln issued this executive order freeing slaves in rebellious states.
What is the Emancipation Proclamation?