term sheet

  • Benjamin Franklin

    A founding father of the united states. created electricity
  • Charles Townshend

    a British politician. went from the board of trade to the lord of admiralty.
  • Thomas Paine

    a author. wrote common sense. involved in the french revolution.
  • John Adams

    a founding father of the united states. the second president of the united states. involved in the american revolution
  • john marshall

    was chief justice of the US. served in the house of representatives. was secretary of state under john adams. established that federal courts are allowed to use judicial review.
  • Writ of Assistance

    a written order that allowed a law official to look for or do something.
  • Proclamation Act

    stopped colonists from movingwest of the appalachian mountains
  • Sugar Act

    Put a three-cent tax on foriegn sugar. increased taxes on coffee, indigo, and wine
  • Stamp Act

    put a tax on all documents and papers
  • Quartering Act

    An act passed by british parliament to force colonists to house and feed british soilders.
  • Sons of Liberty

    american patriots that wanted to do something about the way britain was treating them
  • Declaratory Act

    repealed the stamp act. said that parliament has the same authority in the colonies as in britain
  • Circular Letter

    wrote because of the townshend acts. meant to be spread/ told widely and had good responses
  • Boston Massacre

    led to five civillian deaths. A gvroup of British military shot into a angry mod and killed three colonists, injured eleven, and two died after the incident.
  • Gaspee Affair

    The sons of liberty went aboard the Gaspee and captured the crew and burned down the ship.
  • Tea Act

    British Parliament put a tax on all teas exept the East India Tea Company.
  • Boston Port Act

    It closed Boston Port to all ships, no matter what business the ship had.
  • Mass. gov. Act

    one of the intolerable acts. enhanced the royal control in massachusetts.
  • First continental Congress

    12 colonies came to the first continental congress. called because of the intolerable acts. they wanted to do something about parliament.
  • Quebec Act

    An act for making more effective provision for the government of the province of quebec in north america.
  • Second Continental Congress

    moved towards independence and adopted the declaration of independence for the united states.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    the british won the battle of bunker but they lost about 1/3 of their troops. the british were planning to hold unhelp hills and the colonies got word of that and tried to stop them.
  • Common Sense

    a book that explained why its common sense for the colonies to break away from Great Britain, like a kid would leave their parents home when they are old enough.
  • Declaration of Independence

    declared independence from great britain. was adopted at the second continental congress. written by thomas jefferson and signed by many of our founding fathers.
  • The Crisis Papers

    written by thomas paine during the revolutionary war. written about freedom and independence.
  • Battle of Saratoga

    the turning point of the revolutionary war. there were two battles, the battle at saratoga, new york and the battlebemis hieghts. when the colonists won the war france thought that they might be worth fightiing with so they joined the colonies.
  • alliance of 1778

    alliance between france and america against britain. said that neither france or america would make peace with great britain.
  • Treaty of Paris

    officially ended the Revolutionary War between great britain and the US. john adams, benjamin franklin, john jay, david hartley all signed the treaty.
  • Land Ordinance of 1785

    the US congress adopted this. congress did not have direct easy way to raise money so this was used to do so.
  • Shays' Rebellion

    a rebellion with a angry mob of farmers led by shays. showed the weaknesses in the articles of confederation and helped the constitution come into place.
  • Annapolis Convention

    they called for a constitutional convention. they thought that there were not enough representatives from all the states to make a agreement.
  • Virginia Plan

    A plan to have all the states represented by population.
  • New Jersey Plan

    A plan to have all states represented equally.
  • Great Compromise

    A compromise between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan.
  • Northwest Ordinance

    helped the westward exspansion of the US. opened up land to the west of what thomas jefferson had originally laid out.
  • implied powers

    powers that are not mentioned in the constitution but are implied.
  • elastic clause

    known as the necessary and proper clause. says congress has the power to do anything necessary and proper to fullfill its other duties. expands the power of the government.
  • Presidential election of 1789

    washington won with 69 electoral votes
  • Bill of Rights

    the first 10 amendments of the US Constitution
  • states' rights

    stated in the 10th amendment of the US constitution. says that any powers not given to the national government or forbidden to the states are left up to the states.
  • presidential election of 1792

    washington won with 132 electoral votes
  • jay treaty of 1794

    treaty between america and great britain. helped with 10 years of peaceful trade with britain and solved many unresolved problems.
  • preseidential election of 1796

    Adams won the election with 71 votes to Jefferson's 68.
  • xyz affair

    led to the undeclared naval war with france. the french kept seizing our ships and taking the goods and members aboard.
  • presidential election of 1800

    Jefferson won the election
  • louisiana purchase

    the US purchased lousiana from the french for $15 million. the lousiana territory included arkansas, missouri, iowa, oklahoma, kansas, nebraska, parts of minnesota, south dakota, northeastern New Mexico, portions of montana, wyoming, and colorado, and louisiana