STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 2

Sec. 1-

- Know and explain the three basic concepts of government brought to the colonies by colonists.

- Know and explain the three types of colonies, types of legislature, executive and judiciary in each and know which was more closely controlled by the King and which were not.

Sec. 2 -

- Describe the theory versus the practice of royal control over the colonies.

- Explain why George III decided to more rigorously enforce economic regulations on the colonies.

- Describe three early attempts at colonial cooperation prior to the First Continental Congress

- Explain the importance of the Stamp Act and the Stamp Act Congress

- Describe the First Continental Congress

- Boycott, Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre, Samuel Adams, Sons of Liberty, Committees of Correspondence

Sec. 3 -

- Lexington, Concord, Minutemen, "Shot Hear Around the World," Second Continental Congress (1776-1781), George Washington, Declaration of Independence 1776, Natural Rights, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson

- Describe the transition from colonies to states , mention drafting of state constitutions and common features among all

Sec. 4 -

- Describe weaknesses of Articles of Confederation (1781-1789)

-Describe the cause of the Critical Period (1781-1789)

Sec. 5 -

-Describe the purpose of the Constitutional Convention, location and date

- Describe the Virginia Plan, New Jersey Plan, Great Compromise, Three-Fifths Compromise

Sec. 6 -

Describe the political philosophy of Federalists and Anti-Federalists with regard to ratification of the Constitution

- Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton

- The Federalist Essays

- New Congress convenes March 1789, NYC