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1.3 English Policies and Colonial Concerns

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Grade 7
Social Studies
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  • Q1
    Which document addressed colonial concerns about English policies?
    Bill of Rights
    Mayflower Compact
    The Declaration of Independence
    US Constitution
  • Q2
    This stamp is from the front page of a 1765 newspaper. What was the significance of the stamp on the newspaper?
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    It represented the colonists' fulfillment of English tax policies.
    It demonstrated that Parliament controlled the colonists' press outlets.
    It represented colonists' opposition to English tax policies.
    It demonstrated that Parliament ignored the colonists' media communications.
  • Q3
    This political cartoon was created by Benjamin Franklin in 1754. Which action did the colonists use this cartoon to support?
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    Dissolving colonial charters
    Declaring independence from the British monarchy.
    Declaring loyalty to the British monarchy
    Dissolving colonial legislatures
  • Q4
    These quotes are from historical documents. What is the relationship between these concepts?
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    Both represent actions taken by the colonists to enforce English policies.
    Both declare to the world why the colonists wanted freedom from England.
    Both are responses by England to the actions of the colonists.
    Both are in response to English policies imposed upon the colonists.
  • Q5
    Why did Parliament eventually repeal the Stamp Act, which taxed goods such as newspapers and playing cards?
    The colonists were able to produce their own goods.
    The colonists began boycotting British goods.
    The colonists established a blockade against British goods.
    The colonists started destroying British goods.
  • Q6
    This statement was expressed by colonists in the 1750s and 1760s. How does the modern political system in the United States uphold the principles expressed in this statement?
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    by requiring federal tax bills to be introduced in one house of Congress
    by requiring federal tax bills to be proposed by the President
    by requiring federal tax bills to be proposed by the Secretary of the Treasury
    by making local governments responsible for enforcing federal tax laws
  • Q7
    Which colonial concern led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence?
    The king required the colonists to elect a monarch.
    The king denied the colonists representation in government.
    The king failed to tax the colonists.
    The king denied the colonists the right to petition.
  • Q8
    The diagram describes a cause that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Which action completes the diagram?
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    Colonial demand for political change increases.
    Colonial agricultural trade increases.
    Colonial demand for military assistance increases.
    Colonial religious devotion increases.
  • Q9
    Why did King George III and Parliament begin to look to the colonies as a source of money through increased taxes, beginning in 1754?
    The Stamp Act increased taxes on all printed goods such as bills and licenses.
    The English Bill of Rights limited the power of the monarchy and established Parliament.
    The Declaratory Act gave England total power to control and create any laws governing the colonies.
    The French and Indian War left the English in debt and needing money.
  • Q10
    Why did the colonists boycott all imported goods like textiles, indigo dye, tea, and glass?
    The English established a blockade to prevent the colonists from trading.
    Parliament made the British East India Company the only company allowed to import tea into the colonies.
    The English passed laws to increase taxes on all imported goods and sent all money collected from these taxes to England.
    The Boston Massacre occurred when British soldiers fired their guns into a crowd of protesters, killing five and injuring six.
  • Q11
    Why did colonists board English ships in Boston and dump hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor, also known as the Boston Tea Party?
    Parliament passed the Intolerable Acts, which closed Boston harbor and placed Massachusetts under military rule.
    Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which placed taxes on all printed documents.
    Parliament passed the Tea Act, which made the British East India Company the only one allowed to import tea into the colonies.
    The Second Continental Congress sent a petition to King George III and asked him to reach an agreement to end fighting.
  • Q12
    How did King George respond to the Second Continental Congress' petition in 1775 to ask him to reach an agreement, so the fighting of the American Revolution did not have to continue?
    He ignored the petition but left the colonists alone.
    He read the petition and placed higher taxes on the colonists.
    He refused to read the petition and proclaimed the colonists were rebelling.
    He read the petition and agreed to end the war.
  • Q13
    Which colonial principle did colonists follow during the early colonial period, in Virginia's House of Burgesses and The Mayflower Compact in Plymouth?
    rule of law
    natural rights
    individual rights
  • Q14
    Which of the following was NOT a colonial grievance against King George III?
    The king refused to agree to laws that would benefit the colonists.
    The king quartered a large number of troops in the homes of the colonists.
    New laws took away the colonists' right to a trial by jury.
    The king forced colonists to vote for representatives in Parliament.
  • Q15
    Which of the following is NOT an English policy that angered the colonists?
    The Stamp Act
    The Mayflower Compact
    The Quartering Act
    The Declaratory Act

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