Unit II: Revolution and Constitution

Unit II: Revolution and Constitution
Review Sheet
Terms and Names – Identify the following and their significance!!
Sugar Act
Boston Massacre
Tea Act
Boston Tea Party
Quartering Act
Intolerable Acts
Patrick Henry
1st/2nd Continental Congress
Declaratory Act
John Adams
Townshend Act
George Washington
Writs of assistance
Thomas Jefferson
Samuel Adams
Constitutional Convention
Proclamation of 1763
Great Compromise
Articles of Confederation
3/5 Compromise
Virginia Plan
New Jersey Plan
Albany Plan of Union
Republican Motherhood
William Pitt (the Elder)
Statute for Religious Freedom
Sons of Liberty
Committees of Correspondence
Northwest Ordinance of 1787
Olive Branch Petition
Common Sense
Declaration of Independence
Pontiac’s Rebellion
Battle of Saratoga
Battle of Yorktown
Treaty of Paris (1783)
Shay’s Rebellion
James Madison
John Dickinson
Bill of Rights
Virtual Representation
Federalist Papers
Essay Questions
1. Provide details of the French and Indian war and explain how it paved the way for direct conflict
between the British Empire and the thirteen colonies?
2. Evaluate the relative importance of the following as factors prompting Americans to rebel in 1776:
a. parliamentary taxation
b. restriction of civil liberties
c. British military measures
d. legacy of colonial religious and political ideas
3. Describe the role of African-Americans and Women during the Revolution?
4. What happened at the Battle of Saratoga and why is it considered the turning point of the
Revolutionary War?
5. What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation and explain the transition
between the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution?
6. Describe the major issues discussed during the constitutional convention and how they were finally
7. Compare and contrast the Federalist and Anti-Federalist views on ratification of the Constitution.