An APUSH SAQ — Metacom’s War

Ten questions designed to help students review for the annual exam and that relate to an armed conflict in 1675–1678 between indigenous inhabitants of New England and the New England colonists

Metacom’s War
  1. Briefly explain one specific and consequential result of Metacom’s War.
  2. Briefly describe one historical event, development, or process that occurred before Metacom’s War.
  3. Briefly describe one major similarity and one major difference between Metacom’s War and Pontiac’s War.
  4. Briefly describe one major similarity and one major difference between Metacom’s War and the Pueblo Revolt.
  5. Briefly describe one major similarity and one major difference between Metacom’s War and the Stono Rebellion.
  6. Briefly describe one major similarity and one major difference between Metacom’s War and Bacon’s Rebellion.
  7. In a word, what were the Native American’s who fought on the side of Metacom most angry about?
  8. Briefly describe one major way in which the British differed from the French in their relations with Native American tribes?
  9. Metacom’s War was the greatest calamity in seventeenth-century New England. Name and briefly describe one piece of evidence in support of this claim.
  10. Metacom’s War ocurred in 1675 and before each of the following specific historical events: Pontiac’s War, Bacon’s Rebellion, the Stamp Act, the Stono Rebellion, the Pueblo Revolt, the Proclamation Act of 1763, the French and Indian War, and the Boston Massacre. In what order did each of these historical events occur?

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