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- It was a period of unrest in Salem, Massachusetts at the end of the 17th Century. There were struggles between the two distinct parts of Salem - Salem Village and Salem Town. Many of the farmersresided in Salem Village and were bent on separating from Salem Town. They soon set up their own church where Reverend Samuel Parris presided. It was because of Reverend Parris' daughter and niece that the Salem Witch Trials began.- Samuel Parris' daughter, Elizabeth Parris, and his niece, Abigail Williams, came down with a strange ailmentin late 1691, early 1692. Because the doctor couldn't find anything physically wrong with the two girls, it was decided they must have been bewitched. The girls quickly pointed a finger at Parris' Indianslave, Tituba, as the one who had afflicted them. Tituba was jailed and later sold to pay off her jail fees. The girls also accused homeless woman Sarah Good and an elderly woman, Sarah Osborne. Neither woman had attended church in over a year, which among the Puritans, was considered a sin. Though Tituba did end up admitting her involvement in witchcraft, both Sarah Osborne and Sarah Good professed their innocence until the day they died.What was the major economic pursuit of New England during the latter colonial period?- Higher education???What ethnic groups other than Englishmen immigrated to America?The Dutch who founded New York left an imprint. The Scotch-Irish, who came after 1700, were wild, clannish, individualistic, and violent, like the people they descended from. They lived in the west, and gave the frontier its particular characteristics. They even brought their musical traditions with them, which is the origin of country-western music. Yeah, that’s right. Blame them.Which colonies were the most ethnically and religiously diverse?- Middle colonies: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.Were there social tensions in colonial America?- There we many rebellions and revolts pertaining to color and sex.some are:bacon's rebellionsalem witch trialsWho was John Peter Zenger?- Was a German-American printer, publisher, editorand journalistin New York City. He was a defendantin a landmark legal case in American jurisprudencethat determined that truth was a defense against charges of libeland "laid the foundation for American press freedom."What educational institution did the Massachusetts legislature fund in 1636?- Harvard University. Harvard was named after its first benefactor, John HarvardWhat was the most popular and necessary crop in America?- CornWhat was ‘salutary ( or benign) neglect”?- Was the unwritten, unofficial stance of benign neglect by England toward the American colonies. On the whole, the colonists were relatively autonomous and were allowed to govern themselves with minimal royal and parliamentary interference. The colonies, in turn, fulfilled their role in the mercantilist system as the suppliers of raw materials for manufacture in England and as markets for those finished goodIn colonial governments, which tended to be stronger, the governor or the legislature?- LegislatureWhat was mercantilism?