U.S History Study Guide

studied byStudied by 45 People
0.0(0)
get a hint
hint

According to the Preamble of the Constitution, why was a new Constitution created?

1/48

Tags & Description

Studying Progress

New cards
48
Still learning
0
Almost done
0
Mastered
0
48 Terms
New cards

According to the Preamble of the Constitution, why was a new Constitution created?

To create a stronger government that would unite and protect the country in the present & the future

New cards
New cards

A separation of powers in three branches of gov. and a system of checks & balances ensures that no one person branch of gov. can become too powerful

Federalists

New cards
New cards

The country is too big to be a Republic as the new Constitution suggests

Anti-Federalist

New cards
New cards

The Federalist Gov could use the military to unfair taxes on the states

Anti-federalist

New cards
New cards

“A bill of rights… secure the minority against the usurpation and tyranny of majority.”

Anti-Federalists

New cards
New cards

“States should have more power than the National Gov.”

Anti-federalists

New cards
New cards

it is unfair to presume that the representative of the people will be tyrants in the federal gov. but not in the state of government. If we were convinced that the federal gov. will pass law that go against the interests of people, then we should have no federal gov. at all. but if we unite we can accomplish great things

Federalists

New cards
New cards

“No reasonable man would want to establish a gov. that is unfriendly to the liberty of the people. Do not assume, gentlemen, that the advocates of this Constitution are motivated by their ambition. It is an unjust and uncharitable view.”

Federalists

New cards
New cards

In a country where most people live more than twelve hundred miles from the center, I don’t think one (gov) body can legislate for the whole. Can such a gov. design a system of taxation that will be beneficial for everyone?”

Anti-Federalists

New cards
New cards

“All communities divide themselves into the few and many. The first are the rich and well born; the other, the mass of people… The people are turbulent and changing; they seldom (rarely) judge or determine right. Give therefore the first class a… permanent share in the gov…. they therefore will ever maintain good gov.”

Federalists

New cards
New cards

“I had rather be a free citizen of the small republic of Massachusetts, than an oppressed subject of the great American empire.”

Anti-Federalists

New cards
New cards

“When the gov. fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the gov. there is tyranny.”

Anti-Federalists

New cards
New cards

When was the first written law of the United States of America?”

Articles of Confederation

New cards
New cards

How were the federalists and Antifederalists different on their views on rather the Bills of Rights was needed?

Federalists → believed that the Bills of Rights wasn’t necessary. Anti-Federalists → believed it was necessary

New cards
New cards

How were the Federalists and Antifederalists different on their views on how people should be represented in gov.?

Federalists → people should be represented by the central gov. Antifederalist→ people should be represented by their state gov because it was more personal

New cards
New cards

Patriot → Who was eager to fight got the continentals?

Gabriel Martin

New cards
New cards

Patriot → Who was the colonel for the Continentals & Benjamin’s Friend

Col. Harry Burwell

New cards
New cards

Patriot → Who was reluctant to go to war?

Benjamin Martin

New cards
New cards

Patriot → Who was a colonial civilian?

Anne Howard

New cards
New cards

Patriot → Who was a redcoat colonel?

Col. William Tavington

New cards
New cards

Patriot→ Why was Thomas’ death significant in the film?

It caused Benjamin to decide to go to war

New cards
New cards

Patriot→How would you describe Gabriel?

Eager to fight, Passionate, & loyal to the American colonists

New cards
New cards

Patriot→ How would you describe Colonel Tavington?

Brutal & Harsh

New cards
New cards

Patriot → What does Colonel Burwell tell Benjamin that he named his son?

Gabriel

New cards
New cards

Patriot→ In the film, one of the saddest & most powerful scenes is when one of the colonial shoots himself. Why did he do this?

He found his family had been killed

New cards
New cards

Patriot →What does Benjamin take with him that is Cornwallis’?

Dogs

New cards
New cards

Patriot → What does Benjamin carry valiantly through battle during the final battle scene?

Anne’s necklace

New cards
New cards

Patriot→ What happened to the French soldier’s wife & daughters?

They were killed by the British

New cards
New cards

Patriot → After the war, how does everyone help Benjamin’s family?

They build a house

New cards
New cards

Patriot→ Early in the film, Valley Forge is discussed and the battle camp is shown. Who is there on a horse?

George Washington

New cards
New cards

Patriot → (True or False) At the end of the film, Charlotte has a baby.

False

New cards
New cards

Patriot→ (True or False) Benjamin Martin treated slaves with respect.

True

New cards
New cards

Patriot → (True or False) Benjamin’s older daughter also marries during the film.

False

New cards
New cards

Patriot → (True or False) Benjamin was never willing to risk his life fighting the war.

False

New cards
New cards

Patriot → (True or False) Cornwallis is victorious at the end.

False

New cards
New cards

Robber Baron

A leader of a industry who used unfair and illegal business tactics to force other companies out of business

New cards
New cards

Fill in the blanks → Before the Industrial Revolution the U.S. was ___ and changed to __ __ after the Industrial Revolution.

Agrarian, Urban

New cards
New cards

What is a monopoly?

A company that has control over an entire industry

New cards
New cards

Industrialization

Change from farming to factories in a society

New cards
New cards

“The country is too big to be a Republic as the new Constitution suggests”

Anti-Federalists

New cards
New cards

Which group favored a much stronger central gov.?

Federalist

New cards
New cards

Once a territory wrote a constitution, who had to approve it?

Congress

New cards
New cards

What is America’s Birth certificate, sacred document for Americans; gives the reason the country was created and the hopes, ideas, and beliefs that Americans have for their country?

The declaration of independence

New cards
New cards

What is another word for grievances?

complaints

New cards
New cards

What did the declaration of independence not include

George Washington’s signature

New cards
New cards

Which part of the Declaration of independence supports the ideas of our gov. that rights are not given to men by their gov, but they are inherent and undeniable?

They are endowed by their creator by certain inalienable rights

New cards
New cards

What are the three rights that Thomas Jefferson says all men are born with?

Life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness

New cards
New cards

Credible source

Trustworthy, reliable sources

New cards