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1st Q Exam Study Guide (T/F)
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Eighteenth-century parliamentary leaders were less inclined than seventeenth-century English monarchs to exert control over their empire
True
The character of the royal officials in America contributed to the overall looseness of the British imperial system
True
Resistance to the British imperial authority was centered among western farmers
False
Prior to the 1760s, cooperation between colonies was not good
True
Colonial merchants proved their allegiance to the British during the 7 years war
False
In their competition for the allegiance of native tribes, the English could offer more better goods than the French
True
A "Creole" refers to a white immigrant of French descent
True
The British were more tolerant of Indian culture and Indian religions than were the French
False
The Treaty of Utrecht (1713) signaled a rare French victory over the English
False
In the aftermath pf King George's war, relations between English, French, and Iroqois in North America rapidly deteriorated
True
The Peace of Paris saw the French retain a portion of their North American holdings
False
Following the 7 years war, the British government faced huge problems of imperial organization, but at least had ample funds to deal with those problems
False
During the 7 years war the colonists evidenced an unwillingness to be taxed by parliament, but at least they were not reluctant to tax themselves
False
The Proclamation of 1763 decreed that Parliament had the right to pass laws dealing with colonies
False
The Proclamation of 1763 failed to meet even the modest expectations of the Indians
True
The Currency Act of 1764 gave the colonial legislature the power to print paper money
False
Despite the flurry of parliamentary legislation after 1763, most colonists found ways either to live with or to get around these laws
True
The Paxton Boys and the Regulators were examples of colonists who objected to the Mutiny Act of 1765
False
In general, the colonists regarded the political burden of the post-1763 imperial program to be worse than the economic burden
True
The actual economic burdens of the Stamp Act were relatively light
True
The Stamp Act was a direct attempt by Parliament to raise revenues in the colonies without the consent of the colonial legislatures
True
The Stamp Act was a parliamentary response to colonial objections to the Declaratory Act
False
When the Stamp Act was repealed, the colonists were left with no real grievances against British authority
False
The colonists largely accepted the Townshend Duties, except for the tax on tea
False
The Boston Massacre was the British response to the Boston Tea Party
False
The Boston Massacre was followed by three years of relative peace and quiet
True
Parliament and the colonial legislatures did not always see eye to eye, but at least they shared a similar understanding about the nature of representative government
False
Massachusetts' extensive tavern system contributed to the colony's Revolutionary activity
True
The Tea Act of 1773 actually reduced the price the tea to colonial consumers
True
The Tea Act of 1773 angered colonial consumers, but no colonial merchants
False
The Coercive Acts were first a response to the Boston Massacre
False
More people were killed in the Boston Tea Party than in the Boston Massacre
False
The Coercive Acts succeeded in isolating Massachusetts as the source of colonial discontent
False
The First Continental Congress convened before the events at Lexington and Concord in April 1775
True
The Conciliatory Propositions (1775) proposed that the colonists not be taxed by Parliament, but rather tax themselves at Parliament's demand
True
The British move on Lexington and Concord in April 1775 was designed to provoke a major battle and end the war before it could really begin
False
Both Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, and the various state legislature had the power to tax individual Americans
False
The Battle of Saratoga (1777) was both a turning point in the Revolutionary War and a victory for the colonists
True
The United States never negotiated a formal alliance with France during the Revolutionary War
False
For some African Americans, the Revolution meant an increased exposure to the concept of liberty
True
Women, sometimes by choice, but more often by necessity, flocked to the camps of the Patriot armies during the Revolutionary War
True
New state constitutions drafted during the Revolutionary War sought to expand the power of the executive
False
Thomas Jefferson had a deep moral misgivings about slavery, but he could not envision any alternative to it
True
The Articles of Confederation could not be amended until all thirteen state legislatures approved
True
The Northwest Ordinance guaranteed freedom of religion and banned slavery
True
Like Bacon's Rebellion, Shays's Rebellion occurred in Virginia
False