WHAT INEXPERIENCED COLONEL WAS IN THE FIRST CLASH OF THE FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR AT FORT NECESSITY?
Each of the following was a reason for the colonists to enjoy their membership in the British Empire in the 1750s EXCEPT
British subsidies for colonial industry.
During the fifty years after the Glorious Revolution, the British policy of neglect of the colonial economy
was sustained by some Parliamentary leaders who believed relaxation of restrictions would spur commerce.
A conference of colonial leaders gathered in Albany, New York in 1754 to discuss a proposal by Benjamin Franklin to
establish "one general government" for all the colonies.
Both the French and the English were well aware that the battle for control of North America would be determined in part by
which group could win the allegiance of native tribes.
The British victory in the Great War for the Empire
gave England control of most the settled regions of North America.
Prior to the Great War for the Empire, the Iroquois Confederacy
maintained their autonomy by avoiding a close relationship with both the French and the English.
Which of the following did NOT occur during the prime ministry of William Pitt?
Most of the fighting was done by colonial militia.
For which of the following was the result of the Great War for the Empire a disaster?
the Iroquois Confederacy
The English decision to reorganize the British Empire after 1763 was the result of
enormous war debts and large increases in territory.
George III influenced the growing strain between the colonies and Great Britain through
his insecure personality, which contributed to the instability of the British government during these years.
In an effort to keep peace between frontiersmen and Indians and provide for a more orderly settlement of the West, the British government
forbade settlers from crossing the mountains that divided the Atlantic coast from the interior.
Which of the following was a consequence of the policies of the Grenville ministry?
British tax revenues in the colonies increased ten times.
Colonists argued that the Stamp Act was not proper because
colonies could be taxed only by their provincial assemblies.
British authorities decided to repeal the Stamp Act primarily because of the
economic pressure caused by a colonial boycott of English goods.
Townshend believed his taxes on the colonists would not be protested because they were
"external" taxes—taxes on goods brought from overseas.
Colonial "committees of correspondence" were created to
publicize grievances against England
American complaints concerning lack of representation made little sense to the English, who pointed out that
each member of Parliament represented the interests of the whole empire rather than a particular individual or geographical area
Colonists felt that when the English constitution was allowed to function properly, it created the best political system because it
distributed power among the three elements of society—the monarchy, the aristocracy, and the common people.
Which of the following was NOT a step taken by the First Continental Congress?
It adopted a plan for a colonial union under British authority.
The French were able to forge good relations with the Indian tribes because they were more tolerant of the Indian way of life than the British.
Before the Great War for the Empire, England, France, and Spain had been at peace with each other for nearly half a century.
The Seven Years' War, the French and Indian War, and the Great War for the Empire are all the same war.
After the Peace of Paris of 1763, the English were inclined to let the colonies go their own way, with few restrictions.
England was fortunate that King George III was young, bright, and surprisingly mature for his age.
Because they needed protection, colonists in both the East and the West were glad to have regular British troops stationed permanently in America.
The formation of groups known as the "Paxton Boys" and the "Regulators" revealed that colonists in the West believed they were not being treated fairly by colonists in the East.
Colonists were concerned over the immediate impact of the Stamp Act, not its long-range implications.
Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, and in the Declaratory Act it declared that it would not tax the colonies in this way again.
Americans wanted their representatives to "actually" represent them, while the British claimed that Parliament represented all British citizens, no matter where they lived.
Women, especially southern women, took no part in the protests and boycotts rising from the Coercive Acts.
Those who attended the Continental Congress did not intend for it to be a continuing organization.