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Which heading best completes the partial outline below? I. ____________________________________ A. Committees of Correspondence B. Nonimportation Agreements C. Boston Tea Party D. First Continental Congress
a) Protests Against Slavery in the American Colonies
b) British Parliamentary Actions to Punish Colonial Americans
c) Colonial Responses to British Mercantile Policies
d) Colonial Attempts to End the British Policy of Salutary Neglect

In its economic relationship with its North American colonies, Great Britain followed the principles of 18th-century mercantilism by
a) outlawing the African slave trade
b) limiting the colonies’ trade with other nations
c) encouraging the development of manufacturing in the colonies
d) establishing laws against business monopolies

A major argument for American independence found in the Declaration of Independence was that the British
a) stopped participating in the slave trade
b) refused to sell products to Americans
c) deprived Americans of their natural rights
d) censored American representatives in Parliament

Which statement is most accurate about the movement for independence in the thirteen colonies?
a) The independence movement began soon after the founding of the Plymouth Colony.
b) Protests against British colonial policies gradually led to demands for independence.
c) The King of England required the colonists to become economically self-sufficient.
d) The movement for independence was equally strong in all of the colonies.

According to the Declaration of Independence, the fundamental purpose of government is to
a) protect people’s natural rights
b) equalize opportunities for all citizens
c) provide for the defense of the nation
d) establish a system of free public education

One of the principles stated in the Declaration of Independence is that government should
a) guarantee economic equality among citizens
b) have unlimited power to rule the people
c) be based upon the consent of the governed
d) be led by educated citizens

During the colonial period, the British Parliament used the policy of mercantilism to
a) limit manufacturing in America
b) prevent criticism of royal policies
c) deny representation to the colonists
d) force colonists to worship in the Anglican Church

The Mayflower Compact and the Virginia House of Burgesses are examples of
a) equal opportunities for women during the colonial period
b) steps toward representative government
c) economic agreements between the colonists and Native American Indians
d) limitations placed on colonial Americans by the British government

In which area did good harbors, abundant forests, rocky soil, and a short growing season most influence the colonial economy?
a) Southern colonies
b) Middle Atlantic region
c) Northwest Territory
d) New England colonies

The Mayflower Compact, New England town meetings, and the Virginia House of Burgesses are examples of
a) early colonial efforts in self-government
b) colonial protests against British taxation
c) governments imposed by Parliament
d) attempts to limit democracy

The British benefited from their mercantilist relationship with the American colonies primarily by
a) supporting the growth of colonial industries
b) prohibiting colonists from fishing and fur trading
c) taking large amounts of gold and silver from the southern colonies
d) buying raw materials from the colonies and selling them finished products

The main reason Great Britain established the Proclamation Line of 1763 was to
a) avoid conflicts between American colonists and Native American Indians
b) make a profit by selling the land west of the Appalachian Mountains
c) prevent American industrial development in the Ohio River valley
d) allow Canada to control the Great Lakes region

The Declaration of Independence (1776) has had a major influence on peoples throughout the world because it
a) guarantees universal suffrage
b) establishes a basic set of laws for every nation
c) provides justification for revolting against unjust governments
d) describes the importance of a strong central government

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