Study Guide

I. You should be able to identify and state the significance of the following:

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Jonathan Edwards

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George Whitefield

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John Peter Zenger

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Philis Wheatley

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John S. Copley

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Pontiac

II.  You should be able to describe and state the historical significance of the following:

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Albany Congress

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Proclamation of 1763

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Great Awakening

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Enlightenment

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Headright System

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Indentured Servitude

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Mercantilism

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Lords of Trade

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Dominion of New England

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Board of Trade

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Bacon's Rebellion

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Navigation Acts

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Writs of Assistance

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Salutary Neglect

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Triangular Trade

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Navigation Acts

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French and Indian War

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War of the Spanish Succession

III.  Study Questions:

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Discuss the effects of environmental factors prior to and during the colonial era. Be sure to specify the environmental
impacts of Native Americans and European settlers. 

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.Is it accurate to describe colonial America as a melting pot of ethnic and cultural groups? Explain your answer. 

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Describe the status of women in colonial society. 

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Compare the development of Anglican churches in the Southern colonies and Puritan churches in New England. 

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Explain the emergence of slavery in the English colonies. 

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Compare the effects of the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening on the colonies. 

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Explain how the American colonies could be both aided and hampered by British mercantile policies. 

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Discuss the relative powers of colonial governors and assemblies. Given these relative strengths, which was more
powerful? Why? 

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Explain the ways in which the wars of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries affected the evolution of British
imperial policy. 

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Explain the significance of the French and Indian War. Why has it been called the "Great War for Empire"? 

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Compare the British, French and Spanish approaches to colonization, assessing the relative advantages and
disadvantages of each system. 

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Did differences in wealth and status in the colonies increase or diminish from 1700 to 1750?  Explain.

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Explain how the Great Awakening contributed to the development of the separation of church and state in America.

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Early America was not a world of equality and consensus, yet many immigrants poured in, seeing America as a land of opportunity.  How could they draw such conclusions?

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In what ways did the French and Indian War lead to the American Revolution?

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What would have been the consequences for the British colonies in America if the French had won the French and Indian Wars?

IV.  Practice Quizzes

A.  Bailey's American Pageant

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 6

B.  Tindall and Shi:  America, A Narrative History

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Colonial Ways of Life

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The Imperial Perspective

C.  Historyteacher.net

Late 17th and 18th Century Colonial Society