Chap. 1

Joint-Stock companies-21

Bacon’s Rebellion-23

Mayflower Compact –24

John Winthrop’s “City on a Hill”-24

Quakers’ fair society in Pennsylvania-26

Mercantilism –28

Salutary Neglect –notes

Navigation Acts –28, 30

Colonial Assemblies-30

Enlightenment a.k.a. “The Age of Reason” –34, 35, 52

John Locke, Thomas Jefferson and “natural rights” –35, 52, 53

Great Awakening (Preachers Jon Edwards and George Whitefield)-35, 36

French and Indian War (1754-1763) –37

   - Effects/Results are important to know.

The Ohio River Valley-37

Fort Duquesne and George Washington –37

Pontiac’s raid and contaminated blankets-39

Proclamation of 1763 –39

Chap. 2

King George III –46, 49, 51

George Grenville’s plan to pay debts of Fr. Indian War- 46,47

   - Sugar Act (1764) –47

Stamp Act, boycott , Sam Adams and the Sons of Liberty–47

   - Declaratory Act (1766) –47

Boston “Massacre”? (1770) –48

Boston Tea Party and Coercive Acts, a.k.a. the “Intolerable Acts” (1774) –49

Quartering Act–49

Lexington and Concord, MA. April 1775 –50

Second Continental Congress (1775) –51

Olive Branch Petition (1775) –51

English tradition of rights - 52

Thomas Paine and “Common Sense” (1776) –52

Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence (7/4/1776) –53-57

Military strategy and advantages of the Americans... Blueprint for future guerilla fighters –59

Egalitarianism and its limits in the Revolution –63

Republic- 67

Articles of Confederation (study “Weaknesses” chart) - 67

Land Ordinance of 1785 and Northwest Ordinance of 1787- 67, 72

Shay’s Rebellion. Why did it happen? Result? –67

James Madison of Virginia -68

Great Compromise, 3/5ths Compromise –68

Chart on 69 on conflicts

Separation of Powers, The three branches of government-69

Notes on the powers of the three branches and their checks and balances on

each other. Look also at book section on “The Living Constitution” (pages 82-103)

Federalists and the goal of their 85 essays,     

Anti-Federalists- 69-70

Bill of Rights (1st 10 Amendments)-70

The Elastic Clause- 71

Amendment process-71

Judiciary Act of 1789 –74-75

Hamilton vs Jefferson –75     Chart on 76

Whiskey Rebellion-76

Reaction to the French Revolution along party lines-76

Washington’s farewell address-77

Pinckney and Jay’s treaties-77

XYZ Affair and the Alien and Sedition Acts –78-79

Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions-79

Essay Choices: One will be poisoned on test day.

A-        How did the failures of the Articles of Confederation eventually create a stronger Constitution? How were its shortcomings addressed and fixed in the Constitution?

B-        How do the concepts of the Separation of Powers (including the three

branches and Federalism) and a system of Checks and Balances in the

Constitution protect the liberties of Americans? (try to create examples)

C-        How did the frustrations of Americans with British rule lead to some

of the key protections of the Constitution including the Bill of Rights?

Discuss specific British abuses and specific protections and amendments.

D-        Most Americans were proud of the British citizenship in 1750 and felt that they were lucky to be part of such a great empire. In 1775 they were firing at British soldiers. What changed? What were the major causes of the American Revolution