Revolutions Essay

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All of the following questions emerged from the ideas of the Atlantic revolutions EXCEPT: a. Are liberty and equality compatible? b. What form of government best ensures freedom? c. Should liberty be given to all people within a nation? d. Should monarchs only be male? 1 out of 1 Correct. The correct answer is d. The Atlantic revolutions were all similar in their rejection of the importance of a single, hereditary ruler such as a monarch. (See pages 500 and 501 if you are using Ways of the World: A Brief Global History; see pages 780 and 781 if you are using Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources.) 2. How much autonomy did the British colonies in America have in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, before the conflict that led to American independence? a. None at all b. Just a little c. A large amount d. It varied widely from colony to colony 1 out of 1 Correct. The correct answer is c. Britain's thirteen North American colonies, in which wealthy settlers achieved near self-government, enjoyed a considerable degree of autonomy, mainly because the British government was more focused on the West Indies. (See page 502 if you are using Ways of the World: A Brief Global History; see page 782 if you are using Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources.) 3. What kind of wholesale social transformation followed in the wake of the American Revolution? a. Land was taken from wealthy landowners and redistributed to poor farmers. b. Slaves were given freedom. c. Women were given total equality. d. None; the elites within the colonies remained in power. 1 out of 1 Correct. The correct answer is d. The American Revolution was led by colonial elites such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, who felt their rights and interests threatened by Britain's policies and fought to defend their position. Other than the

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