Colonial Era
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  • Question 1
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    Q. In the Colonial Era, developments such as the New England town meetings and the establishment of the Virginia House of Burgesses represented
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    colonial attempts to build a strong national government
    efforts by the British to strengthen their control over the colonies
    steps in the growth of representative democracy
    early social reform movements
  • Question 2
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    Q. According to the Declaration of Independence, the people have the right to alter or abolish a government if that government 
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    is a limited monarchy
    violates natural rights 
    becomes involved in entangling alliances
    favors one religion over another
  • Question 3
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    Q. Which fundamental political idea is expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
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    The government should guarantee every citizen economic security.
    The central government and state governments should have equal power.
    If the government denies its people certain basic rights, that government can be overthrown.
    Rulers derive their right to govern from God and are therefore bound to govern in the nation’s best interest.
  • Question 4
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    Q. “The only representatives of the people of these colonies are persons chosen therein by themselves; and that no taxes ever have been, or can be constitutionally imposed on them but by their respective legislatures.”     -Statement by the Stamp Act Congress, 1765
    What is a valid conclusion that can be drawn from this quotation?
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    The colonial legislatures should be appointed by the English King with the consent of Parliament.
    Only the colonists’ elected representatives should have the power to levy taxes.
    The English King should have the right to tax the colonists.
    The colonists should be opposed to all taxation.
  • Question 5
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    Q. The Mayflower Compact is important to the concept of a democratic society because it represents
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    an effort by the colonists to use force to resist the King
    a clear step toward self-government
    an early attempt to establish universal suffrage
    an attempt by the colonists to establish freedom of religion
  • Question 6
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    Q. The British system of mercantilism was opposed by many American colonists because it
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    placed quotas on immigration 
    discouraged the export of raw materials to England
    placed restrictions on trading 
    encouraged colonial manufacturing 
  • Question 7
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    Q. The Mayflower Compact, House of Burgesses, and Fundamental Orders of Connecticut are all examples of the efforts of colonial Americans to
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    use democratic practices in government 
    protest British land policies 
    establish religious freedom 
    overthrow British royal governors 
  • Question 8
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    Q. The Mayflower Compact of 1620 is considered an important step in the development of democracy in America because it
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    expressed the importance of self-government 
    established freedom of religion 
    created the first colonial judiciary 
    granted all males the right to vote 
  • Question 9
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    Q. During the Revolutionary War period, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense was important because it
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    described a military plan for the defeat of England
    convinced many Americans who had been undecided to support independence
    contained a detailed outline for a new form of government
    argued for the addition of a bill of rights to the Constitution
  • Question 10
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    Q. In which area did good harbors, abundant forests, rocky soil, and a short growing season most influence the colonial economy?
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    Southern colonies
    Middle Atlantic region 
    Northwest territory 
    New England Colonies 
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