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The Road to Independence

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  • Q1
    Many colonists did not feel represented by British Parliament, while Wales and Scotland held 27 and 45 seats, respectively, the American colonists accounted for how many of the 558 seats in Westminster at the time?
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    zero
    approximately 10 percent
    17
    approximately half
    120s
  • Q2
    One sign that Parliament was out of touch with the American colonies is the fact that only one Member of Parliament raised objections to the passage of the 1765 tax law which was known as which of the following?
    The English Bill of Rights
    The Stamp Act
    The Declaration of Independence
    The "Intolerable" Acts
    120s
  • Q3
    At the end of the French and Indian War in 1763, the British government maintained a national debt in excess of 122 million pounds sterling. Which of the selections listed below was a result of this situation?
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    trade with Britain was restricted
    tax revenues from the colonies decreased
    trade with France was encouraged
    taxes were raised on the colonies
    120s
  • Q4
    The 1764 Sugar Act, which actually lowered sugar tax rates but increased enforcement, and the 1764 Currency Act, which barred colonies from printing their own money, are both best described as which of the following selections?
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    political posturing by the colonists
    economic liberalization which pleased colonists
    political protests by the colonists
    economic restrictions which angered colonists
    120s
  • Q5
    The end of the British colonial policy of “salutary neglect,” under which restrictions on trade and other activities within the colonies were little enforced, resulted in which of the following selections?
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    decreased tensions between the colonies and Britain
    decreased tensions between the colonies and Spain
    increased tensions between the colonies and Britain
    increased economic freedom
    120s
  • Q6
    The Stamp Act was eventually repealed due to protests from the colonies, however which of the following selections also occurred?
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    the British did not attempt further taxes
    the military situation was already too dire
    the colonists agreed Britain had the right to tax them
    new taxes and laws took their place
    120s
  • Q7
    The Mutiny Act of 1765 required colonial assemblies to house and supply British soldiers, a practice that would be reestablished by which of the following?
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    The Quartering Act of 1774
    The Tea Act of 1773
    The Stamp Act of 1765
    The Townshend Acts of 1767
    120s
  • Q8
    The Proclamation of 1763, which limited the expansion of the Thirteen Colonies west of the Appalachian mountains, was seen as which of the selections listed below by the colonists towards British colonial rule?
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    grievances
    victories
    benefits
    agreements
    120s
  • Q9
    The fact that British officials during the period of 1763-1776 would not respond to American colonists’ complaints about onerous tax laws was one of the leading causes of the writing of which of the following selections?
    The Intolerable Acts
    The United States Constitution
    The Declaration of Independence
    The Townshend Acts
    120s
  • Q10
    Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, Common Sense, primarily advocated which Enlightenment political idea?
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    limited monarchy
    separation of powers
    self-government
    natural law
    120s

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