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Democracy Democracy vs.Autocracy The Original Thirteen Colonies The Declaration of Independence, Part I The Declaration of Independence, Part II The Articles of Confederation

The Original Thirteen Colonies


Uncle Sam, the word spy, wants you to take a minute and test your knowledge.

Match the word(s) in the left-hand column to complete the questions or statements in the right-hand column. Check your answers.

Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut A. The people who settled the New England Colonies.
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia B. The "states" of the New England Colonies.
Rhode Island C. The "states" of the Middle Colonies.
Virginia D. The "states" of the Southern Colonies were
Delaware E. Which state in the colonies was the first to ratify, or accept, the Constitution?
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware F. Which state in the colonies was the last to ratify, or accept, the Constitution?
Pilgrims G. The first example of a representative government in America was called "the House of Burgesses." Which state in the colonies 1st formed this law-making body?


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Anne Hutchinson was a famous woman at the time when colonies in the New England area were being created. She was known for expressing her opinions and saying that God spoke to her. She didn't found the colony of Maine because Maine wasn't even one of the original thirteen colonies and she definitely wasn't friends with Pocahontas or a government official. Anne Hutchinson was a woman who discussed and often questioned the teachings of the minister by voicing her persuasive opinion. She was later ordered out of the colony when she told the court that she thought God had spoken to her.

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