U.S. History 8

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U.S. History 8

Answer the questions from U. S. History Lessons 19-21.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The African slave trade began in the _____ century.
  • 2. 
    The African slave was started by what nation?
  • 3. 
    From what area of the African continent were most African slaves captured?
    • A. 

      North Africa

    • B. 

      West Africa

    • C. 

      South Africa

    • D. 

      East Africa

  • 4. 
    What nation followed Portugal into the slave trade?
  • 5. 
    The cultivation of _______ in the British West Indies created a demand for laborers.
  • 6. 
    Typically, a young unskilled laborer, contracted to work for an emploer, in exchange for transportation, food, and lodging for a specified term, was referred to a as an ___________.
  • 7. 
    When their term of service had expired, a freed indentured servant were given certain resources, which were called __________.
  • 8. 
    In Virginia, who did the English settlers first attempt to enslave?
  • 9. 
    Why were they unable to enslave the Native Americans?
    • A. 

      Because Native American tribes would fight to rescue their captured people.

    • B. 

      Because the Native Americans knew the land well and could easily escape.

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      Neither A nor B

  • 10. 
    In the 1600s, the back-breaking cultivation of _______ made a reliable labor source necessary.
  • 11. 
    As Indians were not suitable slaves, what labor resource did Virginia planters tap next?
  • 12. 
    By 1620, what great development in England made it more difficult to find Englishmen that would indenture themselves into servitude?
  • 13. 
    How did the establishment of other colonies in North America affect the availability of indentured servants in Virginia?
    • A. 

      It meant that Virgina had to compete with other colonies for available indentured servants.

    • B. 

      It meant that Virginia had to look for an alternate source of labor.

    • C. 

      Both A and B

    • D. 

      Neither A nor B

  • 14. 
    What were the frustrations of many former indentured servants, living as free men in the colonies?
    • A. 

      They were looked down upon because of their past.

    • B. 

      They were too poor to buy slaves for themselves.

    • C. 

      They were unable to buy land because rich speculators had purchased much of it.

  • 15. 
    Nathaniel Bacon initially raised a militia of freedmen to fight against the Virginai authorities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    From where did the Virginia planters first purchase Black slaves?
  • 17. 
    The major difference between a slave and an indentured servant was that an indentured servant was white and was obligated to service for a specified term. A slave was Black and enslaved for a lifetime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The longer a slave lived, the more money the slave master lost. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    By 1720, what percentage of Virginia’s population consisted of Black slaves?
  • 20. 
    By 1750, what percentage of Virginia’s population consisted of Black slaves?
  • 21. 
    Name one of the four regions that made up the Atlantic Seaboard colonies in the 18th century.
  • 22. 
    Name a second of the four regions that made up the Atlantic Seaboard colonies in the 18th century.
  • 23. 
    Name a third of the four regions that made up the Atlantic Seaboard colonies in the 18th century.
  • 24. 
    Name the fourth of the four regions that made up the Atlantic Seaboard colonies in the 18th century.
  • 25. 
    What colonies composed the New England region?
    • A. 

      Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey

    • B. 

      Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont

    • C. 

      Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island