Short Essay Questions Key
1. How was mid-18th century colonial America a traditional society?
Mid-18th century colonial America was a traditional society in that the public and private areas of society and state were inextricably intertwined. Society existed through the structure of personal relationships, not from political organizations.
2. Why could Anglo-American colonists never be good subjects to the crown?
Anglo-American colonists could never be good subjects to the crown because they rejected the tenants of humiliation and dependency. They will be insubordinate, insolent, and unwilling to be governed.
3. How did religion in colonial America support the authority and order of the monarchy?
Religion in colonial America supported the authority and order of the monarchy because centralized state supported churches expanded at the beginning of the 18th century and supported the king. Though the denominations lacked the legal authority of Anglicism, they still extended disciplinary and institutional control over their people.
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