AP US History
Unit Three Study Guide
Facts: You need to be able to identify the people mentioned in the chapters, the major events mentioned in the
chapter, and any other important facts. Look at the maps as you read, and read the captions of all pictures, as well as
the information on the light purple pages.
Chapter Four: American Life in the 17th Century
General Vocabulary: emboldened, trek, periphery, diaspora, cornucopia, jurisdiction
Historical Vocabulary: Chesapeake, Virginia Company, “headright” system, indentured servants, Governor William
Berkeley, Nathaniel Bacon, Middle Passage, slave codes, House of Burgesses, New England Primer, Congregational
Church, Half-Way Covenant
1. Describe the tobacco economy.
2. Describe the causes and consequences of Bacon’s Rebellion.
3. Read Examining the Evidence. Answer the five questions and turn in next class period.
4. Describe the system of colonial slavery.
5. Compare and contrast Southern society and New England society.
6. Describe the causes and consequences of the Salem Witch Trials.
7. Describe the economy in New England.
8. Describe how the wilderness created an egalitarian society.
Chapter Five: Colonial Society on the eve of the Revolution
General Vocabulary: asylum, surname, cultivation, hovels, distemper, schools, predation, raucous, emotive, dowry,
Historical Vocabulary: Alleghenies, Pennsylvania Dutch, Scots-Irish, taverns, Anglican Church, Great Awakening,
Jonathan Edwards, George Whitfield, old lights versus new lights, John Trumbull, Charles Wilson Peale, Benjamin West,
John Singleton Copley, Phillis Wheatley, Benjamin Franklin, John Peter Zenger
1. Describe population growth in the colonies prior to the American Revolution.
2. Explain why colonial America was considered a melting pot. (Know the ethnic groups involved)
3. Describe the structure of colonial society.
4. Describe the colonial economy by region prior to the American Revolution.
5. Describe the dominant tax supported denominations in colonial America.
6. Describe the causes and consequences of the Great Awakening.
7. Describe education in colonial America and know the major colleges.
8. Study the two maps in the chapter. Describe the majority of African slaves were located
and what crops they grew. Turn in next class period.
9. Describe the culture of colonial America – art, architecture, literature, science.
10. Describe what led to and the consequences of the Zenger decision.
11. Explain the political structure of the colonies.
12. Describe how the colonists entertained themselves.
Chapter Six: The Dual for North America
General Vocabulary: reliance, forsake, emulation, yoke, sanctuary
Historical Vocabulary: Great Britain, Seven Years War, French and Indian War, Samuel de Champlain, New France,
Robert de la Salle, King William’s War, Queen Anne’s War, salutary neglect, War of Jenkin’s Ear, Ohio Valley, Fort
Duquesne, George Washington, Albany Congress, General Braddock, William Pitt, James Wolfe, Battle of Quebec, Chief
Pontiac, Proclamation of 1763
1. Describe the French holdings in North America.
2. Explain how the French controlled their holdings in North America – include economy, society, and political structure.
3. Describe the consequences of Queen Anne’s War.
4. List the nine world wars –calculate how many tears were between each of the wars. Turn in next class period.
4. Explain why and how George Washington began the Seven Years War, also known as the French and Indian War.
5. Describe the causes and consequences of the Albany Congress.
6. Explain the consequences of Braddock’s expedition.
7. Describe the consequences of William Pitt’s involvement in the Seven Years War.
8. Describe the relationship between the colonists and British after the Seven Years War.
9. Describe the status of the French and Spanish in North America after the Seven Years War.
10. Describe how the British and American colonists treated the Indians after the Seven Years War.