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T or f America was Less of a wilderness at this time than when they first came to America

True

1

t or f at this time the americans had less leisure time than when they first settled.

false

2

What invention made books more available?

the printing press

3

what kind of literature was most commonly found at this time

practical literature
with some imaginative lit

4

what forms of literature were used in political lit?

essays
speeches
letters

5

what three things did adding more reason do to the colonies

correct social evils
end hysteria
improve overall existence

6

What 4 freedoms did the colonists begin to exercise at this time

speech
experimentation
arbitrary rulers
and began to question laws and institutions

7

what were the major 3 topics in literature at this time and what became much more scarce

major topics:
government and politics
science
ethics
more scarce:
religion

8

What did many authors at this time believe they now were

they began to believe that they were americans and not British anymore.

9

what did the writings of this time influence

the experiment of a democracy

10

what was the most important work of lit in the 18th century

The Declaration of independance

11

t or f
the writings against the british leaders came after the war.

false
the lit inspired the revolution

12

what kind of literature was used to inspire the Revolution?

essays
pamphlets
songs

13

what began the hatred of the rulers of England

the taxation which began in 1763

14

what did the cultural revolution bring about

more leisure things like theaters

15

did the british think of the colonists as equals

no they looked down on the colonists

16

which author was a self educated renaissance man who advocated moral perfection and was the colonies chief spokesman

Benjamin Franklin

17

which of the authors is credited with writing the declaration of independence and was the 3rd prez of the USA? and what did he found?

Thomas jefferson and he founded the university of VA

18

which author was a journalist and a news reporter and what 2 major things did he write and what were the key things that they said

Thomas Paine
wrote:
Commonsense/stated that america must fight for their independence
the American Crisis/brings moral to the soldiers saying the more harsh the more glorious

19

who was the first published slave poet and what was his second language and what did he write?

Phillis Wheatley
2nd language:
English
Wrote:
to his excellency George Washington

20

who was in France when the war took place and what happened that made him return to France after the war.

Michael William John
Since his wife and kids were killed and his house and fields were burned he decided to return to France.