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Question Number One A: Back in the day, this location used a type of government called “direct democracy”. A 100
Correct Response One A: What is Ancient Greece?
Question Number Two A: Our American heritage developed from these three (3) traditions of government. A 200
Correct Response Two A: What are Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, and the English traditions? A 200
Question Number Three A: These American traditions have their roots in the colonial period. A 300
Correct Response Three A: What are representative government, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press? A 300
Question Number Four A: The colonists looked to history to help them form ideas of government. In particular, they drew from these English documents . A 400
Correct Response Four A: What are the Magna Carta and English Bill of Rights?
Question Number Five A: This was a tax imposed by the British Parliament on the colonies of British America. The act required that many printed materials in the colonies carry a tax stamp. These printed materials were legal documents, magazines, newspapers and many other types of paper used throughout the colonies.
Correct Response Five A: What is the Stamp Act?
Question Number One B: This was an incident that led to the deaths of five civilians at the hands of British troops on March 5, 1770, the legal aftermath of which helped spark the rebellion in some of the British American colonies, which culminated in the American Revolution. B 100
Correct Response One B: What is the Boston Massacre?
Question Number Two B: This tax, also known as the American Revenue Act or the American Duties Act, was a revenueraising act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764.The preamble to the act stated: "it is expedient that new provisions and regulations should be established for improving the revenue of this Kingdom ... and ... it is just and necessary that a revenue should be raised ... for defraying the expenses of defending, protecting, and securing the same." The tax rate was reduced to three pence rather than six for molasses. B 200
Correct Response Two B: What is the Sugar Act?
Question Number Three B: This was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
Correct Response Three B: What is the Boston Tea Party?
Question Number Four B: Referred as part of the larger conflict known as the Seven Years' War, this was a war fought in North America between 1754 and 1763. It left Britain with mad debt.
Correct Response Four B: What is the French and Indian War?
Question Number Five B: Supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person (king or queen)
Correct Response Five B: What is a monarchy?
Question Number One C: The name of the British monarch who made life unbearable for the colonists. C 100
Correct Response One C: Who is King George III?
Question Number Two C: This is the name of the legislature of Great Britain.
Correct Response Two C: What is Parliament?
Question Number Three C: Heightening tensions between Britain and the colonies forced the colonists to take action by doing this.
Correct Response Three C: What is rebel?
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Question Number Four C: This event included convention of delegates from twelve of the thirteen North American colonies that met on September 5, 1774, at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Correct Response Four C: What is the First Continental Congress?
Question Number Five C: A convention of delegates from the Thirteen Colonies that met beginning on May 10, 1775; they managed the colonial war effort, and moved slowly towards independence.
Correct Response Five C: What is the Second Continental Congress?
Question Number One D: These acts raised revenue in the colonies to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would be independent of colonial control, to create a more effective means of enforcing compliance with trade regulations.
Correct Response One D: What are the Townshend Acts?
Question Number Two D: The purpose of the First Continental Congress
Correct Response Two D: What is to convince the English government to respect colonists' rights?
Question Number Three D: This is one of the purposes of the Declaration of Independence.
Correct Response Three D: What is to tell European countries why the colonies deserved to be free?
Question Number Four D: These are contained within the Magna Carta.
Correct Response Four D: What are rights of individuals that even a monarch could not take away?
Question Number Five D: A group of people who were allowed to vote in the colonies.
Correct Response Five D: Who are white men who owned a certain amount of land?
Question Number One E: This is the purpose of government according to John Locke.
Correct Response One E: What is to protect the rights to life, liberty, and property?
Question Number Two E: The difference between a direct democracy and a republic.
Correct Response Two E: What is when elected officials make the laws in a republic and citizens make the laws themselves in a direct democracy?
Question Number Three E: A group of people chosen to make laws
Correct Response Three E: What is a legislature?
Question Number Four E: This refers to having to pay taxes without any voice in government.
Correct Response Four E: What is “taxation without representation" ?
Question Number Five E: This inspired citizens to continue to fight for freedom of the press.
Correct Response Five E: What is the trial of John Peter Zenger?
Question Number One F: This document was drafted by the Second Continental Congress.
Correct Response One F: What is the Declaration of Independence?
Question Number Two F: This is the division of power between separate branches of government. F 200
Correct Response Two F: What is the French writer Montesquieu's idea of separation of powers?
Question Number Three F: If a country were to rebel because it was denied its natural rights, those who rebelled might quote this individual.
Correct Response Three F: Who is John Locke?
Question Number Four F: According to England's point of view, this was the primary purpose of the colonies.
Correct Response Four F: What is to contribute to the wealth and power of England?
Question Number Five F: This term describes abuse of power.
Correct Response Five F: What is tyranny?
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Final Jeopardy Question: Following the DOI, this is what the 13 colonies became.
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Correct Final Jeopardy Response: What are 13 free and independent states?
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