Expansion Into the Americas
Which of the following was NOT a reason why Europeans colonized the Americas?
They sought wealth and natural resources.
They wanted to spread Christianity.
They sought religious freedom.
They were seeking fame.
By 1535, the European power that had the largest colonial empire in the Americas was ____.
English, French, and Dutch colonization in the Americas was made possible by ____.
the Spanish Inquisition
English, French, and Dutch pirates
the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English
the Jews and Muslims that had been forced out of Spain
Most of the Dutch colonies were eventually taken over by _____.
Samuel de Champlain established the first permanent French colony in the Americas _____.
around the Great Lakes
at the northern end of the Mississippi River
in the West Indies
Which statement about European colonies in the Americas in the mid-1700s is most accurate?
In the mid-1700s, colonies in North America were almost evenly divided among the English, the French, and the Spanish.
In the mid-1700s, England controlled large amounts of land in South America.
In the mid-1700s, the French had claimed about the same amount of land as the Portuguese in South America.
In North America, the English colonies were bordered by the French to the north and east and by the Spanish to the south.
Which of the following statements about the decline of the colonial empires is most accurate?
The Portuguese lost control of their colonies due to overpopulation.
The Spanish Inquisition had driven out most of the Roman Catholics who had been the backbone of Spanish colonies' financing.
The Dutch lost most of their colonies as a result of their wars with France.
Under the Treaty of Paris, the French lost their North American colonial empire.
Which of the following statements is most accurate?
Empires in the Americas helped make the nations of Europe richer and more powerful.
Empires in the Americas helped make the Native American people richer.
Native Americans lived longer because of the nutritious fruits and vegetables brought to the Americas by Europeans.
Empires in the Americas introduced new foods to the European nations, but did not increase their wealth or power.
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