Molasses Act Of 1733: Definition & Overview


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What did the Molasses Act do?

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1. Which important American export was made with molasses?

2. What did Africa ship to America in exchange for rum?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the Molasses Act of 1733 and its impact on American colonies. In order to pass the quiz, make sure you know about the business of exporting molasses from the US in the 1700s.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The purpose of the Molasses Act
  • American export that was made with molasses
  • What Africa shipped to America in exchange for rum
  • Act that replaced the Molasses Act

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Molasses Act
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the trade relationship between America and Great Britain during the 1700s
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts regarding the Molasses Act to examine information about exchange agreements in a different light

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about the impact of the Molasses Act? Then check out the lesson, Molasses Act Of 1733: Definition & Overview, to learn more. The lesson will:

  • Detail the importance of molasses to American colonies
  • Explain the triangle trade system
  • Cover George Grenville's actions regarding the Molasses Act
  • Explore the end of the Molasses Act