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TEKS Social Studies Grade 8 - 8.3.A: Explain Reasons For The Growth Of Representative Government & Institutions During The Colonial Period

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Grade 8
Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1
    From 1690 to 1760, Parliament and the king of England allowed colonists in America to exercise a great deal of control over local and regional matters. Historians have described this practice as “salutary neglect.” Which of the following happened as a direct result of this policy?
    Many proprietary colonies were converted to royal colonies.
    Many colonies sought economic aid from other countries.
    The colonies refused to participate in a system of common defense.
    The colonies developed a strong tradition of self-government.
    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q2
    The factors listed above contributed most to the —
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    growth of representative government in the British colonies
    election of British colonists to Parliament
    expansion of British trade in the Americas
    creation of alliances between British settlers and American Indians
    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q3
    Which factor most contributed to the creation of the documents in this list?
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    The doctrine of the Church of England
    The distance of the colonies from Great Britain
    The economic system of mercantilism
    The opportunity for trade with American Indians
    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q4
    Which of the following best replaces the question mark in the diagram above?
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    Created a general council to manage the colonies
    Established their own representative institutions
    Appointed governors who reported to the king
    Experienced strict control by Parliament
    8.3.A: Social Studies - History
  • Q5
    Which statement explains the significance of this colonial institution?
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    Colonists used the assembly to overrule decisions of the royal governor.
    The assembly served as a model for other colonial legislatures.
    The assembly sent delegates to Parliament to represent Virginia.
    The king revoked Virginia’s charter because the assembly became too powerful.
    8.3.A: Social Studies - History

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