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Navigation Act - no sugars, tobacco, cotton-wool shall be shipped from any . . . English plantations to any land . . . other than (England) - This legislation was intended mostly for the benefit of which group of people?
a) colonial farmers
b) Native Americans
c) English merchants
d) indentured servants

Navigation Act - no sugars, tobacco, cotton-wool shall be shipped from any . . . English plantations to any land . . . other than (England) - This legislation was enacted for what purpose?
a) to strengthen trade between England and other European countries
b) to increase the profits of farmers in the English colonies in America
c) to attract settlers to the American colonies by developing the economy
d) to ensure that England would profit from trade with its American colonies

enact such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony (Mayflower Compact). Why is this document important?
a) It was an early step towards self-government in the American colonies.
b) It established the principle of religious toleration in the American colonies.
c) It pledged representatives of the thirteen American colonies to work together.
d) It led to conflict between the American colonists and the English government.

The Southern Colonies benefited from soil that was fertile and a growing season that was long. The climate was warm and moist. The environmental characteristics of the Southern Colonies caused that region’s economy to be based on what activity?
a) fur trading
b) shipbuilding
c) cash crop agriculture
d) textile manufacturing

In 1619, the Virginia Company agreed to create a legislative assembly. This became the House of Burgesses, the first legislative assembly in the American colonies. Why would members of the House of Burgesses most likely meet?
a) to approve laws passed in England
b) to choose a representative to Parliament
c) to appoint governors of the other colonies
d) to make decisions about local laws and taxes

Southern Colonies = Warm climate, good soil, long growing season. Which of the following describes the main southern economic activity?
a) coal mining
b) cattle ranching
c) plantation farming
d) textile manufacturing

The New England Colonies = rocky soil and winter that were long and cold- conditions which kept farm sizes small, the land was covered in forests, the coast was full of fish. What economic activity succeeded in New England?
a) coal mining
b) shipbuilding
c) cattle ranching
d) cash crop agriculture

1620 – The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England, with 120 Pilgrims on board..1682 – William Penn, a Quaker, established the colony of Pennsylvania...Which statement is best supported by this information?
a) Most colonists who settled in America came because of religious reasons.
b) Europeans facing religious persecution sought freedom in the American colonies.
c) The American colonies succeeded only with the support of major religious groups.
d) Religious toleration was commonly practiced throughout colonial American societies.

Which heading best completes the partial outline below? I. ___________________________________ A. Quest for a trade route to East Asia B. Search for gold C. Desire to spread religious beliefs
a) Purposes of the Transcontinental Railroad
b) Reasons for European Exploration of the Americas
c) Push/Pull Factors for Immigration in the 1920s
d) Causes for the Growth of the United States Economy

Which new pattern of cultural diffusion between Europe and the Americas was initiated with the Spanish exploration in 1492?
a) Silk Road
b) Incense Route
c) Columbian Exchange
d) Trans-Sahara Trade

North - depended mainly on fishing and lumber. South - mainly depended on large plantations. Which of the following would most likely be associated with the northern colonies?
a) steam-powered machinery
b) slave labor
c) shipbuilding
d) tobacco farming

The Pilgrims originally established Plymouth for what reason?
a) financial gain
b) relief from famine
c) to establish a Northwest passage
d) to escape religious persecution

Why is the Charter of the Virginia Company of London a significant document in US History?
a) it was the first colonial attempt to build a strong national government
b) it represented efforts by the British to strengthen their control over the colonies
c) it was the first example of representative democracy in US History
d) it petitioned the British government for early social reform movements

Which of the following is NOT true of the Treaty of Paris 1763?
a) It ended the French and Indian War
b) It led to the establishment of the proclamation line
c) It ended the American Revolutionary War
d) France lost territory and the British gained territory in North America

The Mayflower Compact is important to the concept of a democratic society because it represents
a) an effort by the colonists to use force to resist the King
b) a clear step toward self-government
c) an early attempt to establish universal suffrage
d) an attempt by the colonists to establish freedom of religion

Colonial-era New England town meetings and the Virginia House of Burgesses were both
a) early social reform movements
b) attempts to build a strong national government
c) steps in the growth of representative democracy
d) efforts to regulate trade with Native American Indians

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