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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
English yeomen who agreed to exchange their labor temporarily in return for payment of their passage to an American colony were called
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
The majority of African slaves coming to the New World
were delivered to South America and the West Indies
For those Africans who were sold into slavery, the "middle passage" can best be described as
the gruesome ocean voyage to America
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
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 combination of Calvinism, soil and climate in New England resulted in the people there possessing which of the following qualities
all of the above
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
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