SAT Subject US History Practice Question 930: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 930

11. Which of the following contributed to the economic development of the colonies during the 1600s?

I. The addition of slavery as a source of labor

II. The growth of trade and commerce due to good harbors and an extensive river system

III. The British policy of salutary neglect

IV. The development of universal manhood suffrage

V. The Great Awakening

A. I, II, III, IV, and V
B. I, II, and III
C. I, II, and V
D. III, IV, and V
E. I, III, and V

Correct Answer: B


Slavery, the irregular coastline of eastern North America, and the British policy of salutary neglect (noninvolvement in colonial affairs prior to the French and Indian War) all led to the economic growth of the colonies. Universal manhood suffrage did not exist in the colonies (IV), and the Great Awakening (V) took place in the 1740s.

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