AP US History Final Exam Review – Fall Semester 07/08
Describe living conditions in early Jamestown
Why was Maryland established and by whom?
Mayflower Compact – what was it?
What is its significance?
King Philip’s War – reasons for the war, outcome
Regional Differences in colonial America
Indentured Servants – describe the process
Bacon’s Rebellion – reasons for the rebellion, outcome
The Middle Passage – role in the slave trade
Economic differences in the colonies – New England, Middle, Southern
Great Awakening – what was it?
Key figures and events
Benjamin Franklin – major accomplishments
French role in North America – what was their goal in Louisiana, along the Mississippi
River and in the Ohio Valley
What led to the clash between Britain and France in North America? / French-Indian War
Proclamation of 1763 – how did it affect colonists and how did they react?
Why did the British government claim that American colonists should pay more taxes?
Sugar Act and Stamp Act – why did the British create them and how did colonists react?
“No taxation without representation” – what does this phrase mean?
“Virtual representation” – how did the British use this term to justify their policies?
First Continental Congress – why did it meet?
Advantages of Britain in the War for Independence
Advantages of colonists in the War for Independence
Olive Branch Petition – what was it, why did colonists submit it, how did Britain react?