History of Jamaica's Early Inhabitants and Colonization
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History of Jamaica's Early Inhabitants and Colonization

Explore the history of Jamaica's original inhabitants, the Taíno (Arawak), and the colonization by the Spanish and later by the English. Learn about how the Taíno population was decimated and the island's eventual capture by the English in 1655.

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Questions and Answers

The original inhabitants of Jamaica were the Taíno people.

True

The Taíno called the island Xaymaca, meaning 'land of fire and water.'

False

Slavery was abolished in Jamaica in 1838.

True

Paul Bogle led the Morant Bay Rebellion in 1965.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Jamaica's status was upgraded from colonial possession to British crown colony in 1938.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

The People's National Party (PNP) in Jamaica is considered a center-right political party.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Jamaica gained full independence in 1962.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Most elections in the 1980s and 1990s in Jamaica were free of fraud and violence.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Jamaica's economy is negatively affected by high inflation, poverty, and low unemployment rates.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Remittances from Jamaicans living abroad do not contribute to the economy of those who remain in Jamaica.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

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