Role of Women in Colonial America


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What kinds of hardships did women in 17th-century America NOT face?

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1. Which is NOT true of women's activities in 18th-century America?

2. What kind of system dictated 18th-century gender roles?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Women's roles in Colonial America evolved as the population grew and the settlements became more established. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge of the different parts women played throughout America's early years.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask about:

  • Women as indentured servants
  • Activities of women in the 18th century
  • 17th century hardships women faced
  • Roles of slave women
  • Gender roles in the 18th century

Skills Practiced

Practice these studying skills as you take this quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson on women in Colonial America
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to determine what activities women were not involved in during the 18th century
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what type of system dictated 18th century gender roles
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what indentured women did in the 17th century

Additional Learning

Add to your knowledge by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Role of Women in Colonial America. This lesson will detail the following objectives:

  • Identify the Colonial Era in America
  • Understand women's roles in the early European settlement of America
  • Define indentured servants
  • Address the role of women in 18th century America
  • Review the part Native American women played in their societies in the 17th and 18th centuries
  • Learn about slave women in early America