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American Colonies

American History Week Two Warm Ups

  1. What was the Mayflower Compact?
    Answer: A document written by the Puritans establishing a body politic with rule by the majority. It became the basis for later constitutions.

  2. What colony founded by Roger Williams had a strong independent streak?
    Answer: Rhode Island

  3. What two bodies of water were first explored by Henry Hudson and named after him?
    Answer: Hudson River and Hudson Bay

  4. What was the name for the concept that led to the independence of the colonies based on an extended period of neglect by Mother England?
    Answer: salutary neglect

  5. Philadelphia means what in Greek?
    Answer: 'brotherly love'

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