From Colonies to Country Ch.11-15
Chapter 11
Define these terms: minister, Prime Minister, peevish, mongrel, American Revolution, Stamp Act,
repealed, Boston Tea Party, Haudenosaunee
Answer these questions:
1. Why did George III and Parliament tax the colonies?
2. Why did the taxes imposed by Britain anger the colonies?
3. How did the conflict over British taxes spur colonial unity?
4. Put yourself in Rutledge’s shoes. What lesson did you learn while attending the Stamp Act Congress?
Chapter 12
Define these terms: firebrand, deist, committees of correspondence, post road, corduroy road, monarchy,
Continental army, Patriot, Rebel, demean
Answer these questions:
1. Why was there little movement of people and ideas among the 13 colonies?
2. How did firebrands such as Sam Adams help speed the flow of ideas?
3. What special talents helped make Sam Adams, Thomas Paine, and Patrick henry effective firebrands?
4. What action did Thomas Paine think it was only “common sense” to take?
5. What did Patrick Henry mean when he said “The war has already begun”?
Chapter 13
Define these terms: massacre, quarters, Quartering Act, redcoat, deserter, propaganda, congress, Patriot
(Whig), Loyalist (Tory), militia, peninsula
Answer these questions:
1. Based on what we’ve read, was massacre an accurate description of the shootings in front of the
Boston Customs House?
2. What did John Adams mean when he said “ The revolution was in the minds and the hearts of the
3. What split in opinion developed at the Continental Congress?
Chapter 14
Define these terms: green (as in village green), accost, disperse, huzza, grenadier, minuteman, Yankee
Answer these questions:
1. What triggered the British march on Concord?
2. Why did Emerson call the first bullet fired at Lexington the “shot heard round the world”?
3. What did the battles of Lexington and Concord reveal about the colonists?
Chapter 15
Define these terms: catamount, predator, traitor, Enlightenment, Second Continental Congress
Answer these questions:
1. Why was the capture of Fort Ticonderoga important to the Patriots?
2.In describing Allen, Washington said: “Something in him commands attention.” What do you think that
something was?
3. What was the Enlightenment?
4. What did John Locke mean when he said all the world was once America?