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1 The Colonial Era

2 In the Colonial Era, developments such as the New England town meetings and the establishment of the Virginia House of Burgesses represented A.colonial attempts to build a strong national government B.efforts by the British to strengthen their control over the colonies C.steps in the growth of representative democracy D.early social reform movements

3 According to the Declaration of Independence, the people have the right to alter or abolish a government if that government A.is a limited monarchy B.violates natural rights C.becomes involved in entangling alliances D.favors one religion over another

4 Which fundamental political idea is expressed in the Declaration of Independence? A.The government should guarantee every citizen economic security. B.The central government and state governments should have equal power. C.If the government denies its people certain basic rights, that government can be overthrown. D.Rulers derive their right to govern from God and are therefore bound to govern in the nation’s best interest.

5 “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.” -Statement by the Stamp Act Congress, 1765 What is a valid conclusion that can be drawn from this quotation? 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.

6 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

7 The British system of mercantilism was opposed by many American colonists because it A.placed quotas on immigration B.discouraged the export of raw materials to England C.placed restrictions on trading D.encouraged colonial manufacturing

8 The Mayflower Compact, House of Burgesses, and Fundamental Orders of Connecticut are all examples of the efforts of colonial Americans to A.use democratic practices in government B.protest British land policies C.establish religious freedom D.overthrow British royal governors

9 During the Revolutionary War period, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense was important because it A.described a military plan for the defeat of England B.convinced many Americans who had been undecided to support independence C.contained a detailed outline for a new form of government D.argued for the addition of a bill of rights to the Constitution

10 The pamphlet Common Sense, by Thomas Paine, aided the American cause in the Revolutionary War because it A.convinced France to join in the fight against England B.led to the repeal of the Stamp Act C.created a new system of government for the United States D.persuaded individuals who were undecided to support independence

11 Which conclusion about the American Revolutionary War is most clearly supported by information in this chart? Which conclusion about the American Revolutionary War is most clearly supported by information in this chart? A.England had few advantages in a war with her American colonies. B.The thirteen colonies had more advantages than disadvantages upon entering the war. C.England did not believe that the thirteen colonies were worth the expense of a war. D.The thirteen colonies had few, but important advantages in the war with England.

12 Which important reason for the American victory in the Revolutionary War is missing from the chart? A.naval superiority of the thirteen colonies B.aid from foreign nations C.control of railroads and canals D.greater number of Indian allies

13 Which heading best completes the partial outline below? I. ____________________________________ I.Committees of Correspondence II.Nonimportation Agreements III.Boston Tea Party IV.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

14 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.

15 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

16 The system shown in the diagram was developed under the Articles of Confederation in order to A.divide lands seized from the Loyalists B.provide an orderly system of development for the Northwest Territory C.remove Native American Indians to areas west of the Appalachian Mountains D.extend slavery as the nation grew

17 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


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