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Why did the British Parliament believe it had the right to levy taxes on American colonists in the 1760s?
a) Britain defended the colonists in the French and Indian War.
b) People living in Britain paid higher import taxes than the colonists.
c) Parliament provided colonists with representation.
d) Colonists forfeited their rights by coming to America.

The results of the French and Indian War (1754–1763) led to the independence movement in the thirteen colonies because the British
a) lost control of Canada and Florida
b) began imposing new taxes on the colonists
c) removed the Spanish threat to the colonists
d) opened the area west of the Appalachian Mountains to colonial settlers

We then were ordered by our commander to open the hatches and take out all the chests of tea and throw them overboard . . .. In about three hours...we had overboard every tea chest'' Which statement best explains the reason for the event described?
a) Abolitionists were objecting to goods produced by slaves.
b) Colonists were protesting against tax policies they disliked.
c) Union members were demonstrating against unfair labor practices.
d) Consumer advocates were raising awareness about unhealthy products.

''proclamation of 1763, navigation acts, stamp acts, townshend acts'' -which of the following statements summarizes these acts?
a) The colonists were restricted by the laws passed by the British government.
b) The King of England wanted the colonists to have a greater voice in government.
c) King George III put many American colonists in stocks.
d) Repeal of unpopular laws was the only way out of the stocks.

Many colonists were angered by the Proclamation of 1763 because it
a) took too much land from Canada
b) gave Florida to the French
c) limited their freedom to move west
d) encouraged raids by Native American Indians

''In these and the like Cases, when the Government is dissolved, the People are at liberty to provide for themselves, by erecting a new Legislative, differing from the other'' -John did this idea influence the US?
a) It encouraged people to ignore any laws that they dislike.
b) It asserted people’s right to form a government that suits their needs.
c) It supported the supremacy of federal laws over laws passed in the states.
d) It proposed the division of government powers into three separate branches

Analyze the bullet points below. • natural rights • separation of powers • political equity The teachings of Enlightenment thinking listed above provided the basis for the:
a) establishment of democratic government
b) teaching of the Protestant Reformation.
c) calling of the crusades.
d) development of feudalism.

Ideas of John Locke : - Rulers receive the right to govern from the people. -Unjust rulers can be forced from power. Based on the quotation above, which form of government would John Locke most oppose?
a) republic
b) dictatorship
c) representative democracy
d) constitutional monarchy

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.

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

“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.” - Draw a conclusion
a) The colonial legislatures should be appointed by the English King with the consent of Parliament.
b) Only the colonists’ elected representatives should have the power to levy taxes.
c) The English King should have the right to tax the colonists.
d) The colonists should be opposed to all taxation.

What did the Proclamation Line of 1763 declare?
a) Colonists stay on the east side of the line, Indians stay to the west of the line
b) Colonists could not hunt beyond the line.
c) Indians and colonists could not trade with one another.
d) The land would be controlled by Indians.

Of the concepts listed, which was the most significant cause of American discontent with British control?
a) religious freedom
b) taxation without representation
c) too many new immigrants
d) availability of labor

A group of local teenagers are boycotting a clothing store. They are are gathering all of their apparel and burning it in the town square. -- Of the following choices, which historical event is similar to the fictional situation just described?
a) Shay’s rebellion
b) Bacon’s rebellion
c) Boston Tea Party
d) Trail of Tears

Which of the following is an incorrect match?
a) Tea Act – Tax on British tea
b) Intolerable Acts – Shut down Boston Harbor and expanded the quartering of soldiers
c) Townshend Acts – Tax on printed goods
d) Declaratory Acts – British Parliament may pass any law it wants

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