An Empire of Slavery and the Consumer Revolution

Review Questions

The Negro Act of 1740 was a reaction to ________.

  1. fears of a slave conspiracy in the setting of thirteen fires in New York City
  2. the Stono Rebellion
  3. the Royal African Company’s monopoly
  4. the growing power of maroon communities



What was the “conspiracy” of the New York Conspiracy Trials of 1741?

  1. American patriots conspiring to overthrow the royal government
  2. indentured servants conspiring to overthrow their masters
  3. slaves conspiring to burn down the city and take control
  4. Protestants conspiring to murder Catholics