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1) From 1600 to 1763, several European nations vied for control of the North American continent. Why did England win the struggle? Refer to the following in your answer:

a. Indian policy

b. Emigration policy

c. Government policy

d. Economic basis

1) Early encounters between American Indians and European colonists led to a variety of relationships among the different cultures. Analyze how the actions taken by BOTH American Indians and European colonist shaped those relationships in the following regions. Confine your answer to the 1600s.

a. New England

b. Chesapeake

c. Spanish Southwest

d. New York and New France

2) How did economic, geographic, and social factors encourage the growth of slavery as an important part of the economy of the southern colonies between 1607 and 1775?

3) “Geography was the primary factor in shaping the development of the British Colonies in North America.” Assess the validity of this statement for the 1600’s.

4) Compare and contrast the ways in which economic development affected politics in Massachusetts and Virginia in the period from 1607 to 1750.

5) Compare the ways in which the following reflected tensions in colonial society.

a. Bacons’ Rebellion (1676)

b. Pueblo Revolt (1680)

c. Salem witchcraft trials (1692)

d. Stono Rebellion (1739)

6) In what ways did the French and Indian War (1754-63) alter the political, economic and ideological relations between Britain and its American colonies?

7) Analyze the ways in which British imperial policies between 1763 and 1776 intensified colonials’ resistance to British rule and their commitment to republican values.

8) Analyze the degree to which the Articles of Confederation provided an effective form of government with respect to any two of the following:

a. foreign relations,

b. economic conditions,

c. western lands

9) Analyze how the ideas and experiences of the revolutionary era influenced the principles embodied in the Articles of...