The Radicalism of the American Revolution Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Gordon S. Wood
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did colonial religious sects have in common?

2. Who was the head of a colonial household?

3. What was the colonial role in the renewed Anglo-French warfare in the 1750s?

4. Who argued that Britain was an unnatural parent?

5. Towards the middle of the 18th century, how fast was the American population growing?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did gentry families try to emulate English nobility?

2. How did colonial inland trade change after 1745?

3. What was the golden age of Roman literature?

4. How was republicanism defined at the time of the American Revolution?

5. What were the distinctions between colonial American aristocracy and British aristocracy?

6. How was mid-18th century colonial America a traditional society?

7. Why was the family household in colonial America the place where most work was done?

8. How was family defined in colonial America?

9. What was the thinking of many colonial American Protestants towards child rearing?

10. What did John Locke write about child rearing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the final years of his life, Thomas Jefferson was in despair over the direction America was taking. What did he hate about the changing nation? What did he see as regression rather than progress? What future did he foresee?

Essay Topic 2

What considerations and decisions by others and George Washington, himself, led to Washington's nomination to be President?

Essay Topic 3

After the Revolution, many believed that Americans' morals were being polluted and their liberties already eroding. Blame was placed on the influence of the French Revolution. Explain why the French Revolution was blamed and specifically how they influenced and affected American society. Give your opinion of the accusations, and the reasons for your opinions.

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