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The Historical Foundations of American Society and Government. Comparing the Thirteen Colonies 1607-1760. The original settlements in the thirteen British colonies were all located (1) east of the Appalachian Mountains (2) along the Gulf Coast (3) on the Great Plains

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slide3
The original settlements in the thirteen British colonies were all located

(1) east of the Appalachian Mountains

(2) along the Gulf Coast

(3) on the Great Plains

(4) west of the Mississippi River

slide4
What was a main reason large plantations developed in the South during the colonial period?

(1) British laws discouraged tenant farming.

(2) Cotton could only be grown in wetlands.

(3) Southern mountains led to the development

of isolated, self-sufficient farms.

(4) The coastal plain in the South contained large areas of fertile soil.

slide5
Which statement about the British colonial policy of mercantilism is most accurate?

(1) Raw materials from the colonies were

shipped to England.

(2) England encouraged the colonies to seek

independence.

(3) The colonies were required to send

manufactured goods to Europe.

(4) The British opposed the use of slave labor in the colonies.

slide6
In colonial America, the House of Burgesses, the Mayflower Compact, and town hall meetings were all developments that led to the

(1) regulation of trade with Native American

Indians

(2) protection of the rights of women

(3) elimination of the power of the upper classes

(4) creation of representative government

slide7
During the colonial period, goods were most

commonly transported on

(1) rivers (3) railroads

(2) canals (4) turnpikes

slide8
Which heading best completes the partial outline below?

I. _________________________________

A. Mayflower Compact

B. House of Burgesses

C. New England town meetings

(1) Attempts to Overthrow British Rule

(2) Development of Self-Government in the American Colonies

(3) Establishment of British Parliamentary Control Over the Colonies

(4) Social Reform Movements in the American Colonies

slide9
In the 1700s, the triangular trade led directly to the

(1) middle colonies’ role as the chief importers of agricultural products

(2) rapid industrialization of the southern

colonies

(3) decline of the New England economy

(4) increased importation of enslaved Africans to the Western Hemisphere

slide10
The presence of which pair of geographic

conditions discouraged the development of a

plantation economy in the New England

colonies?

(1) wide coastal plain and absence of good harbors

(2) rocky soil and short growing season

(3) numerous rivers and humid climate

(4) flatlands and lack of forests

slide12
Which protection in the Bill of Rights is most directly related to the 1735 trial of John Peter Zenger?

(1) freedom of the press

(2) right to bear arms

(3) ban on unreasonable searches

(4) freedom from double jeopardy

slide13
The British government’s use of writs of assistance against American merchants is one reason the Bill of Rights includes protection against

(1) cruel and unusual punishment

(2) self-incrimination

(3) excessive bail

(4) unreasonable search and seizure

slide14
Which heading best completes the partial outline below?

I. __________________________

A. Magna Carta

B. House of Burgesses

C. Town meetings

D. John Locke

(1) Ideas of Social Darwinism

(2) Basis of British Mercantilism

(3) Contributions to American Literature

(4) Influences on United States Constitutional Government

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