Colonial Empires And The American Revolution

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  • 1. 

    L in the sixteeth century, Portugal came to dominate _____________.

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      Brazil

    • D.

      America

    Correct Answer
    C. Brazil
    Explanation
    In the sixteenth century, Portugal came to dominate Brazil. This is because Portugal was the first European nation to establish colonies in Brazil, beginning in 1500. Portugal's domination of Brazil continued for several centuries, during which time Brazil became a major source of wealth and resources for Portugal. The Portuguese established a colonial administration in Brazil and exploited its natural resources, particularly sugar and gold. Brazil remained under Portuguese rule until it gained independence in 1822.

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  • 2. 

    Spains empire included parts of ___________, _______, and _______________America.

    • A.

      France, Spain, Latin

    • B.

      North , South , Central

    • C.

      West ,East , Outer

    Correct Answer
    B. North , South , Central
    Explanation
    The correct answer is North, South, and Central. Spain's empire included territories in these regions of America.

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  • 3. 

    By 1501, Spanish rulers permitted _________________ between Europeans and Native Americans, Whose offspring became known as ______________

    • A.

      Fighting, mexicans

    • B.

      Intermarriage, meztizo

    • C.

      Bartering, french

    Correct Answer
    B. Intermarriage, meztizo
    Explanation
    By 1501, Spanish rulers permitted intermarriage between Europeans and Native Americans, resulting in offspring known as mestizo. The Spanish rulers allowed this intermarriage as a means to establish control and maintain peace with the Indigenous populations in the Americas. The term mestizo refers to individuals of mixed European and Indigenous heritage, and their existence is a testament to the cultural and genetic blending that occurred during this period of history.

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  • 4. 

    A noticeable feature of Lain American _______________was the dominant role of the large landowner.

    • A.

      Agriculture

    • B.

      Hunting

    • C.

      War

    • D.

      Cooking

    Correct Answer
    A. Agriculture
    Explanation
    Agriculture in Latin America had a significant characteristic, which was the prominent influence of the large landowners. These landowners played a dominant role in the agricultural sector, controlling vast amounts of land and resources. This control allowed them to shape the agricultural practices, production, and distribution systems in the region. The power and influence of these landowners in the agricultural sector had a profound impact on the social, economic, and political dynamics of Latin American societies.

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  • 5. 

    Portuguese Brrazil and Spanish Latin America were colonial _________ that lasted over three hundred years.

    • A.

      Military

    • B.

      Homesteads

    • C.

      Empires

    • D.

      Sports

    Correct Answer
    C. Empires
    Explanation
    Portuguese Brazil and Spanish Latin America were colonial empires that lasted over three hundred years. These empires were established by the Portuguese and Spanish during the Age of Exploration and encompassed vast territories in the Americas. They were characterized by the establishment of colonies, the exploitation of resources, and the imposition of European culture and governance. The colonial empires played a significant role in shaping the history, culture, and economies of the regions they controlled.

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  • 6. 

    Catholic missionaries, especially the __________, ______________, and _______________,fanned out to different parts of the Spanish Empire.

    • A.

      Indians, Canadians, Americans

    • B.

      Colonies, Missions, Catholics

    • C.

      Dominicans, Francisians, Jesuits

    Correct Answer
    C. Dominicans, Francisians, Jesuits
    Explanation
    Catholic missionaries, especially the Dominicans, Francisians, and Jesuits, fanned out to different parts of the Spanish Empire. These three religious orders were known for their active involvement in missionary work and played a significant role in spreading Catholicism throughout the Spanish colonies. The Dominicans, Francisians, and Jesuits were dedicated to converting indigenous populations and establishing missions in various regions, contributing to the expansion of the Catholic Church's influence in the Spanish Empire.

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  • 7. 

    The United Kingdom of Great Britain came into existence in 1707, when the governments of ___________ and___________ were united.

    • A.

      England, Scotland

    • B.

      France and Canada

    • C.

      Germany, United States

    • D.

      Wales, Austrilia

    Correct Answer
    A. England, Scotland
    Explanation
    In 1707, the governments of England and Scotland were united, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain. This political union brought together the two countries under one monarchy and created a unified government for the entire island. France and Canada, Germany and the United States, and Wales and Australia were not involved in this union and therefore are not the correct answers.

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  • 8. 

    William Pitt the Elder expanded the British Empire by acquiring _________ and __________.

    • A.

      Brazil, Kentucky

    • B.

      Canada, India

    • C.

      Cuba, Florida

    Correct Answer
    B. Canada, India
    Explanation
    William Pitt the Elder expanded the British Empire by acquiring Canada and India. Canada was acquired through the Treaty of Paris in 1763, which ended the Seven Years' War, while India was acquired through various military campaigns and alliances with local rulers during the 18th century. These acquisitions significantly expanded British territorial control and influence, establishing them as major colonial powers in North America and South Asia.

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  • 9. 

    On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress approved a declaration of ____________written by Thomas Jefferson

    • A.

      Bill of Rights

    • B.

      Equal Rights

    • C.

      War

    • D.

      Independence

    Correct Answer
    D. Independence
    Explanation
    On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress approved a declaration of independence written by Thomas Jefferson. This document, known as the Declaration of Independence, officially declared the American colonies' separation from Great Britain and their establishment as an independent nation. It outlined the colonists' grievances against the British government and asserted their natural rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Declaration of Independence is a significant historical document that marked a turning point in the American Revolutionary War and laid the foundation for the United States of America.

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  • 10. 

    The _____________ , signed in 1783, recognized the indepence of the American colonies.

    • A.

      Bill of Rights

    • B.

      Constitution

    • C.

      Treaty of Paris

    • D.

      Parliment

    Correct Answer
    C. Treaty of Paris
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Paris, signed in 1783, is the correct answer because it is the treaty that officially recognized the independence of the American colonies. This treaty marked the end of the American Revolutionary War and established the terms of peace between Great Britain and the newly formed United States of America. The Treaty of Paris granted the United States full sovereignty and defined the borders of the new nation.

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  • 11. 

    The proposed Constittution of the United States created a _____________ system in which power woild be shared between the __________ government and the __________ government.

    • A.

      Universal , urban, country

    • B.

      Foriegn system, agricultural, domestic

    • C.

      Local, foriegn, city

    • D.

      Federal system, national, state

    Correct Answer
    D. Federal system, national, state
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "federal system, national, state". The proposed Constitution of the United States created a federal system in which power would be shared between the national government and the state governments. This means that certain powers would be held by the national government, while others would be reserved for the state governments. This division of power allows for a balance between a centralized national authority and the autonomy of individual states.

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