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Review Sheet for Colonial America 1607-1776 Exam


Multiple Choice


  1. Colonial government structure in Virginia
  2. Why the colonists moved toward independence rather than reconciliation
  3. Problems facing the colonies during their early years (1607-1650)
  4. Similarities and differences between Sugar Act and Stamp Act
  5. Treaty of Paris 1763
  6. What the Declaration of Independence said
  7. Differences and similarities between Pilgrims and Puritans
  8. Demise of Puritanism
  9. Religious tolerance and intolerance in the colonies (where it occurred and why)
  10. Why Parliament repealed Stamp and Townshend Acts
  11. Albany Plan – what it was and what it came to
  12. Quaker
  13. Mayflower Compact
  14. Restoration Kings – what they did and how it led to the Glorious Revolution
  15. What led so many to be willing to be indentured servants
  16. Navigation Acts – what they were and what the colonial reaction was until 1763
  17. Great Awakening and its preachers – what it was, what its effects were, what they taught
  18. Mercantilism
  19. Differences in settlement patterns between Virginia and New England
  20. The evolution of colonial thought towards Parliamentary powers – 1765-1775
  21. Stamp Act Congress, circular letters, and committees of correspondence – similarities and differences





1.  To what extent had the colonists developed a sense of their identity and unity by the eve of the Revolution?


Free Response


1.  “Despite the view of some historians that the conflict between Great Britain and its thirteen North American colonies was economic in origin, in fact the American Revolution had its roots in politics and other areas of American life.”  Assess the validity of this statement.


1.  Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies.  Why did this difference in settlement occur?