Voyagers to the West Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Is the movement to the colonies a patternless roaming?

2. In this chapter, what does Bailyn examine?

3. The Earl of Hillsborough argues that the colonies are to benefit the kingdom through commerce and the production of goods. What does he think about settling the western lands, regarding this goal?

4. Bailyn argues that for the men a picture develops of lower middle and working class men for whom emigration was what?

5. By 1775, it is estimated that one in every ____________ of the people in this city was a servant.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Bailyn say about where the emigrants migrated the most?

2. What is commonly believed by 1773?

3. What is eighteenth century America like?

4. What does Bailyn say about the vessels traveling to America?

5. From where do people emigrate in the pre-Revolutionary years? To where do they immigrate?

6. How is the unending demand for labor satisfied?

7. What does the author say about the iron industry?

8. Who is John Powell? What does he suggest?

9. What does Bailyn say about the families who migrated together?

10. What are the differences between Hillsborough and lobbyists such as Benjamin Franklin?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Many people involved in the expansion of the colonies suffer hardships.

Part 1) What hardships do they suffer? Why do they suffer these hardships?

Part 2) Do they realize the risks they undertake? Why or why not?

Part 3) What type of person must one be to be settler? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Indentured servants are often bought and sold once they reach the colonies.

Part 1) Why did this purchase happen here? Why was it not done earlier?

Part 2) How might this have affected both the servants and the sellers? Why?

Part 3) Why would someone become an indentured servant? Would you become one?

Essay Topic 3

Demand for labor is high in the colonies.

Part 1) Why was it high? How did this affect Great Britain?

Part 2) How is this related to Great Britain fear of expansion in the colonies?

Part 3) How does this need affect both those in Great Britain and in the United States? How does it affect the way in which the colonies are settled? How does this compare to supply and demand today?

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