Essay on Period 3 Test

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Period 3 (1754-1800): Multiple Choice Exam Questions 1-4 refer to the following image: Advertisement, Charleston, South Carolina, 1780s 1. Which of the following BEST reflects the perspective of the above image? a. Slaves represent a public health threat. b. The importation of slaves is a legitimate enterprise. c. The importation of slaves needs to be halted d. Smallpox was a continuous danger to Charleston 2. During the 1780s, which of the following was the most widespread crop cultivated by slaves in North America? a. Wheat b. Sugar c. Tobacco d. Cotton 3. Following the American Revolution, many Founding Fathers believed which of the following? a. Slavery would gradually disappear in the United States. b. The freeing of slaves…show more content…
For who are a free people? Not those over whom government is reasonably and equitably exercised but those who live under a government, so constitutionally checked and controlled, that proper provision is made against its being otherwise exercised. The late act is founded on the destruction of constitutional security.… In short, if they have a right to levy a tax of one penny upon us, they have a right to levy a million upon us. For where does that right stop?...To use the words of Mr. Locke, ‘What property have we in that, which another may, by rights take, when he pleases, to himself?’…We are therefore—I speak it with grief—I speak with indignation—we are slaves.” John Dickinson, Letter from a Farmer, 1768 John Dickinson, Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania to the Inhabitants of the British Colonies (New York: The Outlook Company, 1903), 75–78. 9. The passage above was written in response to a. calls for a stronger central government. b. British efforts to tax the colonies. c. debates over the issue of slavery. d. the perceived corruption of the British government. 10. Which of the following historical developments most directly precipitated the conditions leading to the argument in the passage above? a. The growth of the Atlantic economy during the 18th century b. The spread of French revolutionary ideas throughout Europe c. The large British debt incurred from the Seven Years’ War d. The indifference of the British government to colonial
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