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1. Democracy, the form of government in the United States, had its roots in ancient
a) Greece
b) Rome
c) England
d) France

The U.S. Congress and state ____ are based on the English system of Parliament.
a) representatives
b) prisons
c) legislatures
d) laws

A combination of laws and customs that people live by
a) government
b) politics
c) customs
d) rights

Our trial-by-jury system is similar to the system ______used in England.
a) King John
b) Henry II
c) Charles I
d) King George

The colonists’ Bill of Rights was similar to the _____ Petition of Right and Bill of Rights.
a) Greek
b) Romans
c) English
d) French

The colonists used the ____ ideas of a senate and representative form of government.
a) Greek
b) Roman
c) English
d) French

What was the Stamp Act?
a) Tax on stamps used for mail
b) Tax on mailing letters
c) No more tax on newspapers
d) Tax on newspapers and other printed materials

Stated that the colonists were free and independent
a) Declaration of Independence
b) Constitution
c) Bill of Rights
d) Magna Carta

Group that makes a decision in a court of law
a) senate
b) jury
c) judge
d) Congress

Organized an army to be led by George Washington
a) First Continental Congress
b) Parliament
c) Second Continental Congress
d) Congress

Rule by one person or family
a) monarchy
b) dictatorship
c) republic
d) democracy

The ____) gives people the basic rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
a) Petition of Right
b) Declaration of Independence
c) Magna Carta
d) Stamp Act

Another reason colonists formed their own government was to choose their own____
a) religion
b) food
c) homes
d) leaders

Colonists decided to take action against England
a) First Continental Congress
b) Second Continental Congress
c) War of 1812
d) Declaration of Independence

Democracy means
a) elect representatives
b) protection of rights
c) ruling power is shared
d) Rule by the people

One reason colonists formed their own government was that they felt England taxed them
a) fairly
b) unfairly
c) wisely
d) they didn't care

Made up of nobles and church leaders
a) House of Lords
b) House of Commons
c) Parliament
d) Congress

Made up of knights and common people
a) Parliament
b) House of Lords
c) House of Commons
d) Congress

4. The greatest influence on colonial government came from ____
a) Greece
b) Rome
c) England
d) France

Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Indendpence
a) at the First Continental Congress
b) at the Second Continental Congress
c) Before the Continental Congress Meetings
d) After the Revolutionary War

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