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5 Matching questions

  1. plantation
  2. Christopher Colombus
  3. Pilgrims
  4. House of Burgesses
  5. representative government
  1. a government in which voters elect representatives to make laws for them
  2. b looking for a route to Asia and found the Americas, he did NOT discover America, but his voyage did have a lasting impact! His voyages led to trade between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres
  3. c large estate farmed by many workers
  4. d representative assembly in colonial Virginia; it began a tradition of representative government in the English colonies
  5. e in the 1600s, English settlers who sought religious freedom in the Americas; settled the colony of Plymoth in Massachusetts. After struggling to survive their first winter they were helped by Native Americans to better learn how to fish and farm.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the chosen religion of a state; most rulers during the 1500s supported this practice.
  2. religious settlements run by Catholic priests and friars
  3. a legal document giving certain rights to a person or company
  4. below the Peninsulares, they were people who were born in New Spain to Spanish parents
  5. top social class of New Spain, people who were born in Spain and held the highest jobs in government and the Church.

5 True/False questions

  1. northwest passagewaterway through or around North America; European nations sent explorers in search of this passage to find a direct water route to Asia, this led to more European nations making use of North American resources


  2. Bartolome de Las Casasattempted to help Native Americans by asking the King of Spain to enact laws prohibiting their enslavement


  3. Jamestownbelow the creoles, they were people who were of mixed Spanish and Indian background in New Spain


  4. conquistadorsWampanoag Indian who helped the Pilgrims to grow native crops


  5. colonya group of people who settle in a distant land but are still ruled by the government of their native land