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Fasttrack to America's Past
Section 2: Colonial America
|Section 2: Colonial
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1. What was the cause of the conflict between the American (British) colonists and the French government that erupted in 1754, called the French and Indian War?
A. trade policies known as mercantilism
2. What was the outcome of the French and Indian War?
A. The British won control of almost all of North
America east of the Mississippi River.
3. What did the Proclamation of 1763 say?
A. It called for an increase in the tax on sugar
4. The Stamp Act of 1765 caused widespread protests in the colonies mainly because:
A. Colonists believed the tax was higher than
similar taxes in England.
5. The Daughters of Liberty helped organize boycotts as a way to force the British Parliament to repeal the Stamp Act. What is a boycott?
A. an organized effort to get people to stop
buying certain products
6. When it repealed the Stamp Act, the British Parliament declared that it
A. did not have a legal right to pass the Stamp
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A. He wants other colonists to avoid antagonizing
or offending British troops.
8. The drawing on the right appeared in a London newspaper in the 1770s. Based on what is shown and events of that time, which caption best summarizes the point the artist wants to make?
A. “Liberty for the colonies now, liberty for the
9. What was the main objection by the colonists to the Tea Act passed by Parliament?
A. At that time, colonists did not want any
product imported from England.
10. What was the reaction by England to the Boston Tea Party?
A. They demanded the arrest of Thomas Jefferson.
11. What was the reaction by most of the American colonies to the Intolerable Acts?
A. They generally ignored the matter because they
knew little about it.
12. What was “mercantilism”?
A. It is a term for British policies that
restricted colonial trade in various ways that generally favored Great
13. What was the “militia” in colonial times?
A. the British army that was stationed in the
colonies in the 1770s.
14. If we consider the meeting of the First Continental Congress as the best indicator of opinion in the colonies, which statement below best describes the colonists' views in 1774?
A. The colonists favored a quick war for
independence to break away from England.
15. Who spoke these famous lines at the First Continental Congress: "The distinction between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders, are no more. I am not a Virginian, but an American"?
A. Benjamin Franklin
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