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QUESTION POSTED AT 16/04/2020 - 07:33 PM

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Based on the excerpt, how did Europeans justify settling on land that belonged to indigenous peoples?"First, if it be unlawful: it must be so, either in respect of the law of God, or in regard to the laws of man. If in respect of God's law, (considering our primary end is to plant religion, our secondary and subalternate ends are for the honor and profit of our nation) I demand a resolution of this plain question: whether it be not a determined truth, that the Gospel should be preached, to all the world . . . [in] one of these three ways. . . .The third belongs to us, who by way of merchandizing and trade, do buy of them the pearls of the earth, and sell to them the pearls of heaven, which action, if it be unlawful, it must proceed from one of these three grounds, either because we come to them, or trade with them, or tarry and dwell and possess part of their country against them."—Virginia Company, "A True Declaration of the Estate in Virginia," 1610A. Settling on lands owned by indigenous peoples would allow merchants and traders to more easily interact with those indigenous peoples and convert them to European religions. B. Settling on lands owned by indigenous peoples would ensure profits were earned for European nations if the indigenous peoples weren't open to preaching or trade. C. Settling on lands owned by indigenous peoples would cause the indigenous peoples to convert to European religions to prevent further loss of land. D. Settling on lands owned by indigenous peoples would demonstrate to the indigenous peoples that the profits of trade belong only to those who believe in European religions.

QUESTION POSTED AT 29/05/2020 - 10:50 AM

Study the following quote. Then answer the question that follows. "We ... enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience." This quote from the Mayflower Compact helped American colonists understand the idea of A. petition B. constitutional monarchy C. tyranny D. social contract Study the following quote. Then answer the question that follows. "I challenge the warmest advocate for reconciliation to show a single advantage that this continent can reap by being connected with Great Britain. ... Our corn will fetch its price in any market in Europe." This quote from Thomas Paine's Common Sense A. argues that ties to Great Britain are essential to maintain prices for corn grown in the colonies B. states that breaking away is a good idea as long as they continue to trade with Great Britain C. challenges those who wish to break away from Great Britain to find other countries to trade with D. reassures colonial farmers that they can earn a profit from their goods without Great Britain's help A monarchy is indeed the most powerful of any… but then there is imminent danger of his employing that strength to improvident or oppressive purposes.”—William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England Which of the following documents addressed Blackstone’s concern in this quote? A. The Magna Carta, because it limited the power of the king. B. Common Sense, because it encouraged American colonists to declare independence. C. The Mayflower Compact, because it created a government and the first written laws for Plymouth settlers. D. The English Bill of Rights, because it later influenced the U.S. Bill of Rights. Which of the following documents is best matched to the main idea it supports? A. Magna Carta - self-government B. Common Sense – limited monarchy C. Mayflower Compact – self-government D. English Bill of Rights – limited monarchy

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/05/2020 - 10:57 PM

Which of the following statements best describes the influence of the Magna Carta? A. It showed that a monarch's powers were limited, that even he or she had to respect citizen rights and laws. B. It taught colonists that people could come together for a common cause and create a brand-new government. C. It created a list of specific rules that people starting a new colony should agree to and follow for the good of all. D. It represented the wishes of the European monarchs that they should have an absolute right to rule their colonies. Which of these documents was an agreement among new colonists to follow laws for the common good? A. Mayflower Compact B. Magna Carta C. Paine's Common Sense D. English Bill of Rights Which of the following documents was important to convincing the American colonists to break away from Britain? A. Magna Carta B. Mayflower Compact C. English Bill of Rights D. Paine's Common Sense King John of England signed a document in 1215 that limited his own powers as monarch. Which of the following is this document? A. Mayflower Compact B. Paine's Common Sense C. English Bill of Rights D. Magna Carta Study the following quote. Then answer the question that follows. "That it is the right of the subjects to petition the king, and all commitments and prosecutions for such petitioning are illegal;" This quote from the English Bill of Rights would have influenced the American colonists to think that they A. could make requests of the king without fear of getting into trouble for it B. may meet with the monarch only when accused of a crime and found guilty C. had no right to question the monarch's actions, laws, or punishments D. should be happy with their current situation under the British monarch

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/05/2020 - 10:53 PM