Glossary of Colonial North America 1690-1760
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- Prior to the American Revolution, this group made up the largest number of immigrants in the American colonies.
- The second largest group of non-english setllers came from this mother country, many is search of religious toleration.
- African slaves were not the only people sent to the Americas against their will. Between 1718 and 1775 the British counts sent 50,000 of these people to the colonies to be employed as indentured servants.
- Trade of rum fro the New England colonies to Africa's Gold Coast where slaves were traded to the West Indies when molasses were brought back to the colonies is often called what?
- The Triangular Trade
- colonists accepted the experientmal science associated with this movement but defended the traditional tennents of Christianity.
- The Enlightenment
- This religious revival spread throughout the colonies in the 1730s and 1740s.
- the Great Awakening
- A leader of the Great Awakening, he is best known for his sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
- Jonathan Edwards
- What was the major criticism of the Commonwealthmen against the British government?
- Corruption and an imbalance of the consitution's institutions.
- This form of colonial government was typically aggressive in asserting power and fighting for the rights of the colonies.
- Colonial Assembilies
- These two wars produced little territorial gain but proved to Great Britain and France the enormous stakes in control over North America.
- King William's and Queen Anne's Wars
- This war revealed the ability of colonial forces to successfully wage war against the French as well as thier desire to cotrol the West.
- King George's War
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