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US History Stack 1

US History Test 1

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Many pre-Columbian tribes east of the Mississippi River were loosely linked by common linguistic roots.
Which statement best describes the role of women in pre-Columbian North American tribes? In all tribes, women cared for the children and prepared meals.
In the Great Plains region, most pre-Columbian societies engaged in sedentary farming.
Prior to European contact, the eastern third of what is today the United States had the most abundant food resources of any region of the continent.
Native American religions were closely linked to the natural world.
The pre-Columbian North American peoples in the Southwest built large irrigation systems for farming.
In Spanish colonial societies, mestizos came to make up the largest segment of the population.
Regarding knowledge of the Americas prior to the fifteenth century, most Europeans were entirely unaware of the existence of the Americas.
The “middle grounds” refers to a region of colonial North America in which no single European or Indian group held clear dominance.
Which of the following statements best characterizes the first years of Jamestown’s existence? The settlement survived despite an enormous loss of life.
One reason Roger Williams was deported from the Massachusetts colony was that he was a confirmed Separatist.
The Glorious Revolution of 1688–1689 saw an English king, James II, flee to the European continent.
In comparing the colonial societies of Spanish America and English America, people of mixed races had a higher status than pure Africans in Spanish America.
Regarding colonial life expectancy during the seventeenth century, life expectancy in New England was exceptionally high.
In the mid-1600s, New England Puritan ministers began preaching against the decline of piety.
By 1700, English colonial landowners began to rely more heavily on African slavery in part because of a declining birthrate in England.
The first plantations in colonial North America emerged in the tobacco-growing areas of Virginia and Maryland.
Which of the following statements about slave work is FALSE? Colonial slave codes forbade teaching slaves skilled trades and crafts.
The Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s had particular appeal with women and young men.
By the mid-eighteenth century, a distinct colonial merchant class came into existence, in part because of illegal colonial trade in markets outside of the British Empire.
By 1776, what proportion of white males were literate in colonial America? more than half
Slavery in English North America in 1700: There were about 25,000 slaves in the colonies. Blacks outnumbered whites in some areas. There were twice as many black men as black women. Blacks were heavily concentrated in a few southern colonies.
In the 1760s, the revolutionary crisis in English North America began in cities because cities were the centers of intellectual information.
The Stono Rebellion saw slaves in South Carolina attempt to escape from the colony.
Industrialization in colonial America was hampered by English parliamentary regulations, a small domestic market, an inadequate labor supply, and an inadequate transportation network
In English North American colonies, the application of slave codes was based on color and nothing more.
The proportion of all blacks in the colonies living on a plantation of at least ten slaves was over three-fourths.
By 1775, the non-Indian population of the English colonies was just over 2 million.
The French and Indian War in North America demonstrated that increasing England’s control over the colonies would not be easy.
The Proclamation of 1763 was supported by many Indian tribal groups.
In North America as a result of the Seven Years’ War, England confirmed its commercial supremacy and increased its political control of the settled regions.
The first clash of the French and Indian War took place near what is now Pittsburgh.
During the first stage (1754–1756) of the French and Indian War, the Iroquois remained largely passive.
In North America during the eighteenth century, French relations with the Indians differed from that of the English in that they were more tolerant of Indian cultures.
Taverns were important in the growth of revolutionary sentiment because they become central meeting places to discuss ideas about resistance.
The Declaratory Act of 1766 was a sweeping assertion of Parliament’s authority over the colonies.
When George III assumed the throne of England, he was painfully immature.
When he became British prime minister, George Grenville believed the American colonists had been indulged for far too long.
The Townshend Duties of 1767 were taxes on what Townshend believed to be external transactions.
Colonial protests directed against the Townshend Duties took the form of a colonial nonimportation agreement.
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