SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1014: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1014

1. The settlements of Jamestown and Plymouth differed in that

A. Jamestown was settled by Pilgrims, while Plymouth was settled by Puritans.
B. the settlers of Jamestown were married with families, while the settlers of Plymouth were mostly single males.
C. the settlers of Jamestown were largely single men seeking gold and adventure, while the settlers of Plymouth were mostly family units seeking religious freedom.
D. Jamestown was a royal colony, while Plymouth was settled by individuals without any connection to the crown.
E. Jamestown enjoyed a good relations with the Native Americans, while Plymouth colony was under constant attack from the Native Americans.

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

The early settlers who arrived in Jamestown in 1607 were largely single males who were interested in finding gold, while the settlers in Plymouth were religious separatists who traveled with families seeking a new place to practice their religion. Plymouth was settled by the Pilgrims, but Jamestown was settled by the joint stock company known as the Virginia Company of London. Both were proprietary colonies, and both colonies experienced harsh conditions when they first settled.

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