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During the 17th century, at least three-fourths of the immigrants coming to America's Chesapeake colonies were what?
Indentured servants
How did the high mortality rate in the colonies.
Weakened the traditional patriarchal structure
In Puritan colonies what was the primary economic and religious unit in the community?
The Family
In the mid 1690's what was a turning point in American history that effected the black population?
The Royal African Company lost its monopoly
What was one factor that effected if a person was subject to the slave codes in the British American colonies?
Their African Ancestry
Historian Edmund S. Morgan said that the institutionalization of African slavery in America reflected what?
An economic and social needs for an easily recruited and controlled labor force
What was the most numerous non-English immigrants to America?
Scotish-Irish
What were at least three reasons African slaves were valuable to planters along the Carolina and Georgia coasts?
1)could be forced to do work
2)Came from rice producing regions in Africa
3)Use to the hot and humid weather
Why were conditions for agriculture good in Pennsylvania?
Because the the Germans success use of European methods of intensive cultivation
What was common problem in American commerce in the 17th. century.
A lack of a commonly accepted currency
This was a highly diverse maze of trade routes involving the buying and selling of rum, slaves, and sugar.
Triangular Trade
Description of 17th. century plantations.
Rough and Small
Did African slaves in the South begin to develop a society and culture of their own?
YES
This was the characteristic social unit in New England.
Towns
In colonial New England, tensions between cohesion, united community, and reality resulted in what events?
The Witch Trials
What were some functions of a colonial American city?
Trade centers, Centers of Industry, and Intellectual Centers
In matters of religion, the Americans were MORE or LESS tolerant of their English counterparts?
MORE
What are some reasons of the decline of piety in colonial America?
Denominationalism, Rise of Towns, and Importation of Enlightenment Ideas
What was the first great American Revival?
The Great Awakening
During the first half of the 18th century, colonial legislatures were generally what?
A Reflection of democracy in their colonies
(True or False)
After the 1650's natural increase became the most important source of population growth in New England.
True
(True or False)
In colonial America few women remained unmarried for long.
True
(True or False)
The survival rate of children in the South was greater than other regions.
False
(True or False)
Because women were scarce in colonial America, they were not bound to a patriarchal authority.
False
The "Middle Passage" was a route taken by settlers moving to the Ohio Valley region.
False
Between 1700 and 1775 the colonial population grew from 300,000 to 2 million.
True
(True or False)
The earliest non-English speaking immigrants to America were the Hugenots.
True
(True or False)
During the colonial era, most colonists were self sufficient farmers.
False
(True or False)
The largest industrial enterprise in English North America employed fewer than 100 people.
False
(True or False)
Although colonial urban centers were small most of the activities associated with cities were carried on there.
True
(True or False)
A great landowner was powerful on this estate, but had little influence beyond his property.
False
(True or False)
Southern society was fluid and so not as stratified.
False
(True or False)
There were no significant slave rebellions during the colonial period.
False
(True or False)
The rigid patriarchal structure of the Puritans made it hard for younger males to strike out on their own.
True
(True or False)
The witch trials were unique in New England, because most Puritans did not believe in Witches.
False
(True or False)
During the colonial era, there was a preoccupation with the consumption of material goods, and that was directly associated with social status.
True
(True or False)
With the access to "dame" schools, women enjoyed a greater rate of literacy than men.
False
(True or False)
Most the colleges in America were started for religious reasons.
True
(True or False)
In the John Peter Zenger case, the court ruled that criticism of the government was not libelous if factually true.
True