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As the 17th century wore on, regional differences arose, most notably

the continuing rigidity of Puritanism

The population of the Chesapeake colonies throughout the first half of the seventeenth century was notable for its

scarcity of women

During the 17th century, indentured servitude solved the labor problem in many English colonies for all of the following reasons except

Spain had stopped sending slaves to its New World colonies

The headright system, which made some people very wealthy entailed

giving the right to acquire fifty acres of land to the person paying the passage of a laborer to America

Seventeenth century colonial tobacco growers usually responded to depressed prices for their crop by

growing more tobacco to increase their volume of production

For their labor in the colonies indentured servants received all of the following except

a headright

English yeomen who agreed to exchange their labor temporarily in return for payment of their passage to an American colony were called

indentured servants

Most immigrants to the Chesapeake colonies in the 17th century came as

indentured servants

By the end of the 17th century, indentured servants who gained their freedom

had little choice but to hire themselves out for low wages to their former masters

Bacon's Rebellion was supported mainly by

young men frustrated by their inability to acquire land

As a result of Bacon's Rebellion

planters began to look for less troublesome laborers

The majority of African slaves coming to the New World

were delivered to South America and the West Indies

After 1680 reliance on slave labor in colonial America rapidly increased because

all of the above

For those Africans who were sold into slavery, the "middle passage" can best be described as

the gruesome ocean voyage to America

The physical and social conditions of slavery were harshest in

South Carolina

While slavery might have begun in America for economic reasons,

racial discrimination also powerfully molded the American slave system

The slave society that developed in North America was one of the few slave societies in history to

perpetuate itself by its own natural reproduction

Compared with indentured servants, African American slaves were

a more manageable labor force

As slavery spread into the South

gaps in social structure widened

Most of the inhabitants of the colonial American South were

landowning small farmers

Urban development in the colonial South

was slow to emerge

The New England family can best be described as

a very stable institution

The special characteristics of New England's population led to the observation that these colonists "invented"


In 17th century colonial America all of the following are true regarding women except

women had no rights as individuals

When new towns were established in New England, all of the following were true except

families did not automatically receive land

Thomas Jefferson once observed that "the best school of politcal liberty the world ever saw" was the

New England town meeting

During the Salem witchcraft trials, most of those accused as witches were

from families associated with Salem's burgeoning market economy

As a result of poor soil, all of the following conditions prevailed in New England except that

reliance on a single, staple crop became a necessity

The New England economy depended heavily on

fishing, shipbuilding, and commerce

In contrast to the Chesapeake colonies, those in New England

had a more diversified economy

The combination of Calvinism, soil and climate in New England resulted in the people there possessing which of the following qualities

all of the above

Compared with most 17th century Europeans, Americans lived in

affluent abundance

The early "slave codes" in colonial America

defined slavery as lifetime servitude, defined slavery as inheritable servitude, and usually forbade whites from teaching slaves to read or write

By 1700, the colonial South generally lacked

reliable overland transportation, and an urban professional class

Unlike those in the Chesapeake, New England immigrants

enjoyed a longer life expectancy, usually migrated in family units, were less ravaged by infectious diseases, and had a low premarital pregnancy rate

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