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Colonists in the Middle Colonies were able to produce larger harvests than colonists in New England because-
a) wheat was the major cash crop b) fertile soils and a milder climate benefited farmers in the Middle Colonies c) indentured servants helped promote industry in the South d) the slave trade was banned in the colonies
The House of Burgesses was important because it-
a) was the first official meeting of colonists b) made a large difference in colonial life in a short period of time c) was the first representative assembly in America d) wrote laws for all of the colonies
Because of the long winters and the thin, rocky soil, settlers in the New England Colonies were forced to practice-
a) large-scale farming b) tenant farming c) subsistence farming d) plantation agriculture
Democracy and self-government grew during the American colonial period primarily because-
a) the government of England was very unstable b) England wanted America to become independent c) most colonists believed they had the right to be free d) the English government required it
Why did large-scale farming develop in the Southern Colonies?
a) tobacco became the principal crop b) most settlers were farmers c) rich soil and a warm climate allowed harvests of cash crops d) cultural diversity in the South promoted industry
The Jamestown settlers saved their colony by planting
a) maize b) wheat c) tobacco d) cotton
Protestants who wanted to leave and found their own churches were called
a) Protestant reformers b) Puritans c) Separatists d) Anglicans
Which colony was created so debtors and poor people could start over?
a) Delaware b) Maryland c) Georgia d) Carolina
The type of farming practiced in New England was
a) subsistence b) backwater c) cash crop d) Tidewater
How did England view its North American colonies?
a) as an economic drain b) as a place to put criminals c) as an economic resource d) as a land of savages
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