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1

Backcountry communities ________.

tended to live in isolation and were very self-sufficient

2

Which region was NOT considered part of the eighteenth-century Spanish borderlands?

Louisiana

3

The factor most responsible for the growth of the colonial population between 1700 and 1770 was ________.

the natural reproduction of colonial families

4

The Stono Rebellion:

saw slaves in South Carolina attempt to escape from the colony.

5

Although England's lower classes were larger and worse off than those in the colonies, England had a much larger middle class (traders, professionals, and artisans) than the colonies.

False

6

The "middle ground" refers a pattern of creative, mutual compromises that characterized French-Indian relations in North America.

True

7

Which provides the strongest evidence that eighteenth-century slavery was based on racist views?

The status of a person as a slave depended entirely on skin color.

8

There were no significant slave rebellions during the colonial era.

False

9

By the mid-eighteenth century, a distinct colonial merchant class came into existence because of:

all major colonial cities were seaports, and commerce, the lifeblood of seaport economies was managed by merchants.

10

The Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s:

appealed to people of all classes, ethnic groups, and races

11

Regarding colonial life expectancy during the seventeenth century:

life expectancy in New England was unusually high.

12

Since whites outnumbered blacks in all of Britain's mainland colonies except for South Carolina, throughout the eighteenth century slave rebellions occurred far less frequently on the mainland of North America than in the Caribbean and Brazil.

True

13

The first American college was:

Harvard.

14

The most numerous of the non-English immigrants were the:

Scotch-Irish.

15

Because for the most part Parliament made no effort to assert its authority in America until 1754, the colonies experienced a great deal of freedom in handling their local affairs.

True

16

The outstanding preacher of the Great Awakening was Jonathan Edwards.

True

17

Which group dominated the political and economic life of the seaport towns?
(See chapter 5)

merchants

18

. ________ was the Spanish empire's last major colonial project in North America.

California

19

What was the primary reason so many families migrated into the backcountry?

to obtain land

20

The doctrine known as "rational Christianity" stressed which of the following beliefs?

the benevolence of God

21

Three distinctive communities existed in eighteenth-century America. These include all of the following EXCEPT:

mill towns.

22

Why were the French less likely than the British to use military force when dealing with the native peoples of North America?

The French population was relatively low.

23

The Great Awakening can best be described by which of the following statements?
(See chapter 5)

It was an emotional revivalist movement, which had its greatest impact both in the coastal regions and the backcountry.