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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Colonial Women

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In colonial America, which of the following differences was MOST distinctive between the women of New England colonies and the women of the Chesapeake colonies?

A

The women of New England bore more children than Southern women.

B

A higher mortality rate in the Chesapeake provided women with more economic power than women in New England.

C

New England women held positions of power within the Puritan Church while Southern women in Anglican Church did not.

D

As widows, Chesapeake women could take their deceased husbands' seats in the colonial assemblies.

E

The Enlightenment had permeated New England thereby granting women more democracy within their town governments.