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Life in Colonial America
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The Virginia House of Burgesses was important to the development of democracy in the thirteen colonies because it
provided an example of a representative form of government
There were many trade routes to and from North America South America, and Africa _____________.
Who and what were traded in the "Triangular Trade"?
Africans, molasses, guns, lumber
How were the lives of both enslaved and free Africans alike in colonial America?
both enslaved and free Africans were persecuted by colonists of European heritage
Choose the BEST description of colonial life with regard to indentured servants
they were hired by wealthy landowners to work for a set number of years
Which group of people in the South had the most power in colonial governments?
Wealthy landowners in the Southern Colonies hired indentured servants and owned slaves to work on their plantations to help to maintain which cash crop
A person who worked in exchange for the ship fare to North America was called
an indentured servant
Why did the economy of Southern Colonies depend on slavery more than the New England Colonies?
smaller farms were common in the New England Colonies
What were the three main characteristics of New England town meetings?
decisions were made, laws were voted on and people were elected to public office
What were the New England colonists able to accomplish by the development of Colonial Assemblies?
with the help of their Colonial Assemblies, colonists were able to run their everyday affairs
Who did the Colonial Assemblies share share power with?
The governor who was appointed by the British King
Which economies helped the growth of New England?
shipping and manufacturing
In the Middle Colonies, what were the patterns of settlement and control?
long growing season and rich soil
In the Middle Colonies, what was the economic pull factor?
fertile farm land
The following paragraph describes the daily life of which region?
The following paragraph describes the daily life in which region: The majority of made money through cash crops ,both the culture and religion of the population was diverse, children attended schools which were run by different churches
The following describes daily life of which region: fishing, whaling, and trading were economic activities; Puritan laws were often strict; religion, school and education were important; everyone was expected to read the bible; community decisions were made in town meetings
New England Colonies
What were the indentured servants considering during the settlement of the Colonies?
emerging labor force
In what way did enslaved Africans draw up on their African past and adapt elements of their new culture to develop a distinct African-American culture?
strong African family ties and oral tradition
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