Colonial Ways of Life, 1607Ė1763
The plantation system tended to create distinct social classes because __________.
plantation work was very labor intensive
the planter elite controlled all the wealth and power
yeomen and gentry shared all the power of Southern society
the plantation was a self-sufficient world unto itself
Which of the following does NOT describe why Virginiaís use of enslaved labor increased after Baconís Rebellion?
Enslaved workers did not have to be freed and would never need their own land.
Fewer Europeans were willing to come to America as indentured servants.
New English policies encouraged slavery.
More backcountry farmers moved westward.
Which geological characteristic distinguished New England as a prime spot for developing a lumber industry compared to other colonies?
its East Coast location
its fall line
its proximity to the Grand Banks
its dense forests
In Northern cities, __________ were at the top of the communitiesí social structure.
artisians and their families
Which is a TRUE comparison of the Middle Colonies and the New England Colonies?
Unlike the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies lacked waterways required to support trade.
The Middle Colonies were able to grow crops to trade, while New England colonists were only able to grow enough to meet their needs.
Because the Middle Colonies had an agricultural economy, their cities were much smaller than New England's cities.
In both the Middle Colonies and the New England Colonies, the primary industry was fishing.
Which of the following describes how Englandís mercantilist policies benefited the American colonies?
The colonies were able to focus their trade efforts on just one country.
The policies encouraged the development of triangular trade.
The policies drove down shipping costs.
The colonies had a reliable market for some of their raw materials.
Why did Charles II institute the Navigation Acts?
He hoped to generate wealth for England.
He hoped to reduce Englandís unemployment.
He hoped to protect Englandís supply of raw goods.
He hoped to stimulate trade in the colonies.
After the Glorious Revolution, William and Mary instituted which of the following changes?
Rhode Island became a royal colony.
Anglicans gained control of virtually every facet of New England life.
Anglicans living in Massachusetts were granted freedom of worship.
The people of Maine were given the right to elect their governor.
Which is an example of passive resistance to slavery?
slaves losing tools
slaves fleeing plantations
slaves staging revolts
slaves cooperating with planters
One important way that the Great Awakening affected American society was that __________.
it unified the New England churches
it supported the practice of slavery
it led individuals to question traditional authority
it introduced a checks and balances system for government
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