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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 became a surrogate religion for colonial Americans suspicious of traditional Christianity?
2. What was democracy considered in the 18th century?
3. In the late 1760s, who dismissed people's right to participate in government if they didn't have a liberal arts education?
4. What eventually became the sole criterion for the political worth of a person?
5. When was the Virgina constitution written?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was hoped to replace fear and favor in enlightened colonial American society? How would the replacement be manifested?
2. Why have historians criticized John Hancock?
3. Why were the American gentry alarmed at the desire of the common people to share in the conduct of the government?
4. In colonial America, how did the meaning of the word civility change in the last half of the 18th century?
5. Why was it impossible for Christianity to be the one means of unifying America at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries?
6. Why did American office holders from 1776 on urge their republican governments to not only pay salaries but to keep raising them?
7. On what precept was freemasonry organized?
8. What did the American westward movement of the early 19th century do to traditional forms of social organization?
9. How did the numerous bankruptcies and financial collapses of the 1790s contribute to the democratization of America?
10. How did the opinion of a traditional gentleman's assumption of leisure change towards the end of the 18th century?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How was the paternal, face-to-face nature of early colonial American society demonstrated by Henry Laurens' acts during the Stamp Act riot in 1765? What specifically did he do and what was the reaction of the rioters? How did the outcome reveal the intact hierarchical structure?
Essay Topic 2
How did the American Revolution change the American people? Specifically, what is the difference between a person who is subject to a monarch and one who is a citizen in a republican nation?
Essay Topic 3
How did the republicanism of the English constitution make the English monarchy unique among the other European monarchies and hold both monarchical and republican values together in the English culture?
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