US History & Government - June 2011

PART 1

1 Primary sources of information about the colonial era would include a

(1) journal entry by a member of the Second Continental Congress
(2) textbook passage about the settlement of Pennsylvania
(3) recent newspaper article commemorating the birth of Patrick Henry
(4) television program about the Declaration of Independence

2 Which geographic area was added to the United States by the Louisiana Purchase?

(1) Appalachian Mountains
(2) Columbia River valley
(3) Great Plains
(4) Piedmont Plateau

3. Which heading best completes the partial outline below?

(1) Attempts to Overthrow British Rule
(2) Development of Self-Government in the American Colonies
(3) Establishment of British Parliamentary Control Over the Colonies
(4) Social Reform Movements in the American Colonies

4 In the 1700s, the triangular trade led directly to the

(1) middle colonies’ role as the chief importers of agricultural products
(2) rapid industrialization of the southern colonies
(3) decline of the New England economy
(4) increased importation of enslaved Africans to the Western Hemisphere

5 American colonists showed their opposition to the British taxation and trade restrictions of the 1760s primarily by

(1) supporting the French against the British
(2) boycotting products from Great Britain
(3) overthrowing the royal governors in most of the colonies
(4) purchasing additional products from Native American Indian tribes

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