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  • 1. A Revolutionary study guide By Alex Mitchell

2. Do you know your vocab???

  • 1. This document has become a model for other nations, including France who created the Rights Of Man based off of it
  • 2. A comprehensive list of freedoms that Americans still enjoy today
  • 3. A document that was written by several men including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and George Washington.
  • Match these up (A) the Bill of Rights (B) the Constitution (C) the Articles of Confederation or (D) the Declaration of Independence

3. Did you get it right?

  • The answers were
  • 1D (Declaration of Independence)
  • 2A (Bill of Rights)
  • 3B Constitution
  • C, the Articles of Confederation was Americas first attempt at running the country, but failed because congress didnt have enough money.

4. Could you have survived in 1790?

  • This man is a New England farmer.
  • He grows some of the following five crops. Which ones are they?
  • Rye, cotton, oats, corn, tomatoes.

5. What did/didnt he grow?

  • He did grow
  • Oats
  • Rye
  • Corn
  • Beets
  • Turnips
  • He didnt grow
  • Cotton- This was primarily a southern crop, and didnt grow well in New England
  • Tomatoes were considered to be poisonous (in fact, every part of the tomato except the fruit is) so no one grew them. Traditionally, they were grown as ornaments, and it was though they would kill pests.

6. Can you pass class?

  • This is a picture of a modern school. Back then, things were very different. About what percent of secondary school students were girls. Was it
  • 0%
  • 10%
  • 40%
  • 80%
  • 20-80%, depending on the state

7. 8. The Answer was

  • 0%. Girls rarely attended secondary school. It was thought that they were inferior to men and that they couldnt learn to read or write. This was because traditionally they hadnt been able to read or write because they didnt go to school because traditionally they didnt know how to read or write because they
  • I assume you get the point

9. Look at this map!!! 10. Did you look at the map?

  • Question I
  • Was this map from
  • Colonial America
    • or
    • The USA
  • Question II
  • On the map there are thirteen states/colonies. One of these colonies had three elements
  • Large fishing industry
  • At least one river runs through it
  • Ben Franklin was born here
  • Held one of the following large cities in it: New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Trenton, Savannah

11. Question I

  • Colonial America
  • This can be determined by not controlling the area between the Mississippi River and the Missouri River
  • New France and Louisiana were still under French control and not British
  • Georgia vs. Florida border gave more territory to the Spanish than in 1790.

12. If you said Pennsylvania You were wrong!!! The correct answer was Massachusetts Ben Franklin was born here! 13. Do You know your founding fathers?

  • Three people: Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington
  • Match them to these descriptions- some are not used, some are used multiple times
  • Secretary of the treasury, resigned in 1795
  • Killed in a duel with the vice president
  • President of Congress
  • Secretary of state who supported Italy, Spain, and other catholic monarchies who hated Britain during the French revolution
  • Main author of the constitution
  • failed military leader of the American revolution
  • failed military leader of the seven years war

14. I doubt you do!

  • Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel with the vice president, Aaron Burr (I never saidwhichvice president)
  • Thomas Jefferson was president of congress when he became vice president under John Adams
  • George Washington was a failed military leader during the seven years war

15. Sort these into loose vs. strict

  • Strict
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Democratic republicans
  • Article 1, section 8
  • Federalist party
  • Loose
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • National banks creation
  • Neutrality proclamation
  • March on the whiskey rebellion

16. Here are your answers

  • Strict
  • Democratic republicans
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Loose
  • National banks creation
  • Neutrality proclamation
  • March on the whiskey rebellion
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • Federalist Party
  • Article 1, section 8 (the elastic clause)

17. The National Bank

  • Correct this sentence: (3 mistakes)
  • Thomas Jefferson convinced chief executive John Jay to help him pass a bill to form a national bank. The secretary of treasury approved of this idea and the national bank was used to control taxes and government money. In protest, Alexander Hamilton resigned from secretary of state
  • Also
  • What article and section allowed the creation of the National Bank and what does it actually state at the end that gave congress the permission to make the National Bank?

18. Answers

  • Alexander Hamilton, not Thomas Jefferson, proposed the National Bank
  • George Washington was the chief executive, John Jay was chief supreme court justice
  • Thomas Jefferson resigned from secretary in state because of several events, including the National Bank.
  • Article one, Section 8 states all the powers of congress and that it can give itself any power it deems necessary and proper

19. The neutrality proclamation stated that (choose 2) 1If you give certain materials to any side, you will be punished 2Britain will stop all impressments 3If you get caught helping other nations, the only right you have is to fair trial, and you may not receive it 20. 1 and 3 are correct Britain did not decide to stop impressments until John Jay worked out Jays treaty, and that did not completely end the impressments. 21. Choose the correct quotes about slavery by George Washington

  • Slavery is an abomination upon mankind
  • It could be acceptable if the pain was not seen by all
  • I have no opinion, as it is not in my duty to say so
  • How Many slaves did he own?


  • He never said anything public about slavery, he officially had no opinion
  • 316. Most were from his wife, Martha.

23. Farewell

  • In George Washingtons farewell address, he emphasized the importance of disbanding what two major groups of the time?


  • George Washingtons farewell address was given in 1797 at the end of his presidency. He had several points, but the main one was that the political parties, the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans, would eventually ruin the nation.

25. Good bye Hope my guide helped at least a bit