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America: the Story of Us

Episode 1: Rebels
1. May 1610, John Rolfe is an English farmer that crosses the Atlantic in _______months,
today it takes _____ hours.

2. North America has abundant _______________, untapped resources and forests that
cover _________ the land with over ___________ billion trees.

3. Jamestown is the first settled with 500 settlers, only _____ remain when Rolfe shows up.

4. John Rolfe plants _______________ whose world market is currently controlled by the
_____________________. Selling seeds to foreigners is punishable by _______________
5. TRUE OR FALSE: Rolfe’s crop is worth over 1 million dollars in today’s money.

6. TRUE OR FALSE: John Rolfe marries the Powhatan princess named Pocahontas.

7. In two years, _______________________ grows in every garden.

8. Some slaves go onto own land in ______________________.

9. America is founded on tobacco; it will be America’s largest export for _______ years.

10. The next settlers arrive at _________________ and are called ________________ that are
seeking __________________ freedom.
11. The pilgrims came across the Atlantic in a ship called the ____________________.

12. During the first three months ____________ of the pilgrims died.

13. Today more than ______% of Americans can trace their ancestry back to the Mayflower

14. The pilgrims befriend the Wampanoag Indians that taught them to fertilize crops with
15. TRUE OR FALSE: The pilgrims returned the favor by helping the Wampanoag Indians
attack other Indian tribes.
16. Both pilgrims and Indians celebrated this new friendship in a feast known as
17. A period of _____________ grows over the 13 colonies as more and more settlers come
across the Atlantic Ocean.

18. The Irish, Germans and Swedish push back the frontier while the _____________
eventually establish New York.

19. The Colonists are now ___________________ taller and ___________than their European

20. Puritans average _____ children and are _____% richer and pay _____ of the taxes that
the British pay.

21. Many colonists still think of themselves as ___________________.

22. May, 1768, John Hancock doesn’t want to pay _________ to a King ______________
miles away

23. King George sends ___________________ Red Coats to help enforce his laws.

24. October 1768, the British control Boston’s ports that produce ___________ ships a year.

25. Who captures the moment British soldiers kill five citizens in Boston?

26. What is the British Response to the Boston Tea party?

27. What important concept comes from the Continental Congress in Philadelphia?

28. What were the Rebels’ chances of victory at Lexington & Concord? Why?