Study Skills -- Read, Write, Talk, Test . . . and REPEAT!

For each term come up with the following:

  • One word or phrase for Context for that term
  • a brief definition
  • one sentence of significance!

Example for the term "Common Sense"

  • Context phrase ---- Before the American Revolution
  • Definition --- an influential piece of writing by Thomas Paine
  • Significance -- helped to unify the colonists against England and roused them to defend their liberty

Group 1:

  • Richard Hakluyt

<<<<<<< Context: Promoted the British colonization of North America by the English through his works. Definition: He was an English Writer Significance: He was important because he wrote to England to work against spain


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  • John Rolfe

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  • Context: Colonial Virginia
  • Definition: English settler
  • Significance: Found Tabacco and made James Town profitable.
  • Openchancanough
    • Context: Developments in colonial Virginia
    • Definition: A tribe chief with in Powhatan Confederacy

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  • Definition: was a tribal chief

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  • Significance:
  • Openchancanough
    • Context: Developments in colonial Virginia
    • Definition: A tribe chief with in Powhatan Confederacy

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  • Pequot War
    • Context:
    • Definition:
    • Significance:
  • Jonathan Sewall

Context: Before the american revolution Definition: Loyalist Significance: British lost against America

  • encomienda

Context: Definition: grant and land that forced labor upon the Indians Significance: Encomienda was important because it allowed the Spanish conquistadors to get rewarded for their role in conquering Spain and it was also a good way extracting wealth from land.


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>>>>>>> Context:Before the American Revolution Definition: loyalist Significance: Britain lost

  • encomienda


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  • Definition:
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  • encomienda
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  • British policies toward the American colonies before the Treaty of Paris (1763)
  • British policies toward the American colonies after the Treaty of Paris (1763)
  • Colonial opposition to British authority

Group 2

  • Navigation Acts
    • Context: Habit of Self-Rule
    • Definition: A law passed on goods, this law was put to tax the goods that were traded between the English and the Dutch
    • Significance: This led to the growing resentment from the colonists.
  • Slave Code of 1705
    • Context: Stages of slave movement from African to America
    • Definition: A series of laws enacted by the Colony of Virginia's House of Burgesses regulating activities related to interactions between slaves and citizens of the Colony of Virginia.
    • Significance: The beginning of an Institutional Slavery.
  • Zenger Trial
    • Context: Freedom of the Press
    • Definition: This trial was based on how an editor freely expresses and writes about the truth of a governor, he was convicted and after found that his information was true.
    • Significance: Sparked how freedom of the press came to be
  • George Whitefield
    • Context: The Great Awakening
    • Definition: He was a preacher, he sparked the Great Awakening
    • Significance: The spread of the Great Awakening to the colonists by preaching.
  • Jonathan Edwards
    • Context: The Great Awakening
    • Definition: He was a Congregationalist minister, he had his own religious beliefs.
    • Significance: One of the most important and original philosophical theologians.
  • Stages of slave movement from Africa to America
    • Seasoning
    • Middle Passage
  • The American Revolution

Group 3 <<<<<<<

  • Sugar Act

Context - After the French & Indian War but, before the American Revolution Definition - the act of taxation on sugar and molasses imported into the colonies which was just an act enforced by New England Significance - this and many other acts put into place by the British which eventually after the colonists protested all of them, the sugar act came before the intolerable acts , which then lead to the colonists declaring independence

  • William Berkeley

Context - Was the one attacked Bacon's Rebellion Definition - Sir William Berkeley was the colonial governor of Virginia Significance - He never had much contact with the Native Americans, like Nathaniel Bacon his cousin. He agreed to trade with the Native Americans of Virginia, He taught how to reason or learn how to keep peace with the Virginians.


  • Sugar Act
  • William Berkeley

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  • Loyalists
  • “republican motherhood”

Context: During the American Revolution. Definition:patriots' daughters should be raised to uphold the ideals of republicanism, in order to pass on republican values to the next generation. Significance: To teach them to work together and leave England grasp.


  • Loyalists

Context phase-During American Revolutionary war Definition-American colonist who were loyal to the British. Significance-Jonathan Sewall

  • “republican motherhood”

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  • Hernán Cortés

Context - One of the First Spanish Conquistador's to go to the New World after Columbus's finding of the New World

  • Developments in colonial Virginia
  • The Puritan Experience in Massachusetts

Group 4

  • Bartolomé de Las Casas
  • Richard Hakluyt
  • “Black Legend”
  • Lemuel Haynes
  • Nathanial Bacon
  • English rulers and revolutions
  • The Habit of Self-Rule

Part I: Chronologies (20 pts.) Six of the following topics will be on the exam. Each topic will have three persons, events, or trends listed under it. You will need to place the persons, events, or trends in their proper chronological order. Most of the subjects for the chronologies will come from the lectures; a few will come from the list of readings terms above. You will be asked to answer four of the six chronology topics. Only your first four answers will be graded.

  • English rulers and revolutions
  • The Habit of Self-Rule
  • Developments in colonial Virginia
  • The Puritan Experience in Massachusetts
  • Stages of slave movement from Africa to America
  • The American Revolution
  • British policies toward the American colonies before the Treaty of Paris (1763)
  • British policies toward the American colonies after the Treaty of Paris (1763)
  • Colonial opposition to British authority