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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. Who said, "We see with other eyes; we hear with other ears"?
2. Who believed that each individual was responsible for his or her eternal salvation or damnation?
3. What most alarmed the American colonial gentry of the 1760s and 1770s?
4. Which President said, "Parties would always exist"?
5. Who resigned from Congress in 1778 because he did not feel he could be a good Congressman because of necessity he was also compelled to practice law?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did the American westward movement of the early 19th century do to traditional forms of social organization?
2. How did the opinion of a traditional gentleman's assumption of leisure change towards the end of the 18th century?
3. How was liberalism measured during the Enlightenment?
4. What does this quote mean? "Idolatry to Monarchs, and servility to Aristocratic Pride was never so totally eradicated from so many in so short a time."
5. In colonial America, how did the meaning of the word civility change in the last half of the 18th century?
6. How did the numerous bankruptcies and financial collapses of the 1790s contribute to the democratization of America?
7. What was the reason for the American 'economic miracle' of the 19th century?
8. Towards the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century, what was the result of Americans believing that every man was his own moral agent who was his own master in all respects and could dispose himself as he wished?
9. On what precept was freemasonry organized?
10. What was the Constitution of 1787 suppose to mitigate?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the beginning of the 18th century, colonial society was only a pale reflection of British society. American patronage and hierarchies were unstable. Explain how some aspects of American society were striving to emulate their British counterparts while at the same time other powerful republican forces in society were attempting to change the very fabric of colonial America.
Essay Topic 2
How was James Guild's rise from humble origins to respectability typical of the American dream? What were the steps of his journey and how did they typify the hopes of other humbly born Americans?
Essay Topic 3
Explain how family networks in the colonies were used in politics. Cite the details of one specific family from the book and give descriptions of the network that generally apply.
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