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Extra resources for American History 1. Discovery - 1887
A fight and die B accept what the colonists decide C give in to the king’s demands D buy slaves 49 5/20/13 11:11 AM name _________________________________________ date ____________________________ The Colonies become a nation, 1754–1820s Basic Concepts Choose the best answer for each item. Tip: These items are about basic concepts. Read each question and all of the answer choices carefully. Think about what you have learned about the topic that each item asks about. Then choose the best answer.
It would tell states and people what rules to follow. These new rules became the Constitution. It was done on September 17, 1787. After that, each state had a meeting. In it, the people were asked to vote. They voted to accept the new rules. They approved the Constitution. The Constitution said many good things. Laws would be made by the people. No person would be above the law. The government could not change the Constitution by itself. The people had to agree to the change. The government would be separated into three parts.
They did not want to be ruled. They began to fight the British. It was 1775. The first fights were in Massachusetts. They were in the towns of Lexington and Concord. George Washington led the American army. He forced the British to leave Boston. The colonists were now in charge. The colonies said they were free. They signed a piece of paper. It was the Declaration of Independence. The date was July 4, 1776. It said the land had a new name. It was the United States of America. Americans wrote their own set of rules.