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Twelfth Grade (Grade 12) Colonial Period Questions

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Grade 12 Colonial Period
What is a charter?
  1. written grant of authority from the king to establish a colony
  2. government that is not all-powerful
  3. consisting of two houses
  4. government that serves the will of the people
  5. document written in 1215
Grade 12 Colonial Period
Why did the British Parliament impose a stamp tax on the colonies in 1765?
  1. Raise additional funds for English postal service.
  2. To help the colonies pay for the Revolutionary War.
  3. To pay for the French and Indian War.
  4. To establish a postal service in the colonies.
Grade 12 Colonial Period
How many people were enslaved in America in 1760?
  1. Less than 3,000
  2. About 130,000
  3. More than 300,000
  4. More than 3 million
Grade 12 Colonial Period
Which of the following were characteristics of colonial America?
  1. America was very small.
  2. The colonists were from diverse backgrounds.
  3. There were no slaves until 1790.
  4. Most colonists lived in rural areas.
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