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Spanish America expanded settlements in the colonial period into all of the following parts of the future US EXCEPT

Tennessee

The greatest wealth of the Americas was found in

West Indian sugar plantations

What was the role of the encomiendas in Spanish America?

It allowed for Spanish control of Indian labor as well as the land

"God, Glory, and Gold"

Explained Spanish motives regarding the New World

The emergence of capitalism in Europe:

Encouraged production and trade in the Old and New Worlds

Capitalism

The growing importance of markets and profit motive during this period

The Colombian Exchange

Created global biological and trade benefits for humans

English settler relations with the North American Indians was characterized by

Positive and negative interactions between settlers and Indians

Charters for English colonization efforts:

Guaranteed that settlers had the same rights as Englishman

Primogeniture

One of the biggest factors leading to English settlement of America

The key to Jamestown's and the Chesapeake's economic survival

Tobacco

The economic success of the southern colonies depended upon:

Developing an agriculture expert economy

The West Indies played a critical role in the development of English North America by:

Becoming a nearby market for food and products from North America

What was created in order to share the cost and risk of English colonization?

Joint stock companies

The 17th century tobacco economy of the Chesapeake:

Resulted in large numbers of indentured servants coming to the region

Bacons Rebellion

The various frustrations of numerous backcountry poor whites

Society in the 17th century southern colonies:

Was dominated by a few planter elites

By 1700, slavery in the British American colonies:

Was increasingly legally defined by race

The Half-Way Covenant

Illustrated the stains on a society where church and community played a significant role

The New England Witchcraft craze of the late 1600s:

Was composed of discrete and short term incidents

Which of the following was best characterized New England lifestyles?

Strong commitment to education of children

New England (Puritan) families:

Was a tight knit nuclear family

Colonial Governors

Were largely at the mercy of colonial legislatures who controlled the purse

Travel in 18th C America

Was often difficult and tedious

Travel in 18th C America

Was often difficult and tedious

Which of the following characterized American ethnicity?

Broad ethnic diversity across the colonies

The Atlantic Triangle Trade

Benefitted American merchants

The Atlantic Triangle Trade

Benefitted American merchants

Which of the following characterized 18 C American literacy?

Most Americans were literate so they could read the bible

The Great Awakening

Demonstrated the spiritual power of American revivalism

One American characteristic of economy opportunity was what?

Easy availability of land

One American characteristic of economy opportunity was what?

Easy availability of land

John Peter Zenger case

Created an American ideal of free speech and press

Demographically, 18th century Americans were characterized by:

Fast growing population from high birth rates and immigration

Demographically, 18th century Americans were characterized by:

Fast growing population from high birth rates and immigration

18th century colonial America :

Has tremendous ethnic diversity