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Question 1 

Other than rice, what was South Carolina’s most significant export in the early eighteenth century?

tobacco

indigo

cotton

corn

slaves

Question 2 

By the eighteenth century, the leading slave-trading nation had become

England.

Spain.

Portugal.

France.

Holland.

Question 3 

What aspect of the New England economy grew most dramatically in the eighteenth century?

textile manufacturing

the fur trade

farming

education

the maritime economy

Question 4 

How did Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense transform American thinking about politics?

It was the first publication to propose independence from Britain.

It denounced monarchy as being incompatible with liberty.

It explained that independence could be achieved without war.

It argued that constitutional monarchy is the best system of government.

It laid out a framework for the constitution of the newly independent states.

Question 5 

Why did the British shift their attention to the South in the latter years of the American Revolution?

Their naval power could easily overwhelm the ports and cities of the South.

They believed the contributions of escaped slaves would tip the balance in their favor.

The geography of the South was better suited to their style of warfare.

They had already defeated the colonies of the North and secured their positions there.

There were more Loyalists in the South.

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