Unit 2

  1. What was the colonists relationship with the British like in the 1750's?
    • Very good
    • Most colonists saw themselves as part of the British Empire
    • Saw benefits outweighing the costs
  2. What was the Colonists relationship with the British like by the 1780's?
    • Colonists were disillusioned
    • Not everyone, but enough for a revolution
  3. How would one describe the effect of the Glorious Revolution (1688) on the degree of control held by the British Empire on the American Colonies?
    If anything, control on the Colonies eased
  4. What happens to political decision-making processes in England during the reigns of King George I and II?
    • Prime Minister and Cabinet became the true executives
    • No real immediate effect, but will be important later
    • There was a drastic rise in the amount of corruption with Royal Governors and Customs Officials
  5. What is Salutary Neglect?
    Neglect in which both sides benefit (The Colonies and England)
  6. Who led the first attempt at Unification?
    Ben Franklin, at the request of England
  7. What was the purose behind the idea of the Albany Plan?
    To unify the Colonists against Indian Attacks
  8. How many people showed up at the meeting called by Ben Franklin in New York and Why?
    Because the colonies were so divided... only 5 showed up
  9. What was agreed on at the meeting held by Ben Franklin?
    The forming of the alliance with the Iroquois
  10. Who said... "even though people want a union, they don't want to set one up..." ?
    Ben Franklin
  11. The war between the British Colonist's and "New France" in the Americas (1754-1759) is known as...
    The French and Indian War
  12. The war in Europe between 1756 and 1763 between France and England was known as the...
    Seven Years War
  13. The balance of power in the Americas during the French and Indian War lied between
    The British, French, and the Iroquois
  14. During the French and Indian War, George Wahington...
    was a British General and was charged for starting the war
  15. The first and only time Washington had to surrender was at...
    Fort Necessity
  16. William Pitt decides...
    to make the war in America his top priority and put a lot of money into the troops there
  17. The last major battle in North America in the Seven Years War was...
    when Quebec falls to the British in 1759
  18. New British Leaders in 1760
    • King George III
    • Prime Minister George Grenville
  19. Burdens on the British Empire after the French and Indian War and the Seven Years War...
    War Debt's
  20. George Grenville's Prclamation of 1763 stated that...
    Colonists could settle past the line
  21. The Proclamation of 1763 told the Colonists that...
    the British couldn't control them and they didn't have their best interests in mind
  22. Three other Acts put in place by Grenville were...
    • The Sugar Act 1764
    • The Currency Act 1764
    • The Mutiny (Quartering) Act 1765
  23. The Colonists reaction to Grenville's Acts was...
    • At first they were able to work arounf the Acts
    • More effective in cities but most people lived in rural areas
    • Colonists were more mad at colonial governments than they were at England
    • Paxton Boy’s Revolt in Pennsylvania
    • Regulator Movement in North Carolina
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Unit 2
Revolutionary War and Events leading up to it