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JAT - The American Revolution - Chapter 18-4 Reading Guide

Matching
 
 
Match each item with the correct statement below.
a.
George Washington
d.
limited government
b.
Thomas Jefferson
e.
popular sovereignty
c.
representative government
 

 1. 

the idea that government may use only the powers given it by the people
 

 2. 

People elect representatives to make laws and conduct government.
 

 3. 

the idea that government receives its powers from the people
 

 4. 

was made leader of the colonial army in 1775
 

 5. 

wrote the Declaration of Independence
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 6. 

The first European people to build colonies in the Americas were the
a.
French.
c.
English.
b.
Spanish.
d.
Germans.
 

 7. 

What group of English settlers seeking religious freedom were the first to come to North America?
a.
English Catholics
c.
Puritans
b.
Quakers
d.
Muslims
 

 8. 

The House of Burgesses set up a ____ form of government.
a.
monarchy
c.
constitutional
b.
democracy
d.
representative
 

 9. 

____ led the American colonists to rebel against British rule.
a.
Trade rules
c.
A shipment of bad tea
b.
Property laws
d.
Taxes
 

 10. 

This document told the British that the colonies were separating and forming a new nation.
a.
the Declaration of Independence
c.
the Constitution
b.
Common Sense
d.
The Social Contract
 



 
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