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Chapter 5 Vocabulary

US History

TermDefinition
apprentice learned a trade from an experienced craftsman
Great Awakening a revival of religious feeling in the American colonies during the 1730s and 1740s
Jonathon Edwards one of the best-known preachers, he terrified listeners with images of God's anger but promised they could be saved
George Whitefield drew thousands of people with his sermons and raised funds to start a home for orphans
Enlightenment an 18th-century movement that emphasized the use of reason and the scientific method to obtain knowledge
Benjamin Franklin a famous American Enlightenment figure
John Locke an English philosopher who argued that people have natural rights; life, liberty, and property
Magna Carta "Great Charter", a document guaranteeing basic political rights in England, approved by King John in 1215
Parliament England's chief lawmaking body
Edmund Andros royal governor of Massachusetts and the other Northern colonies into one Dominion of New England; he was hated by everyone
Glorious Revolution the overthrow of English King James 2nd in 1688 and his replacement by William and Mary
English Bill of Rights an agreement signed by William and Mary to respect the rights of English citizens and of Parliament, including the right to free elections
salutary neglect a hands-off policy of England towards its American colonies during the first half of the 1700s
John Peter Zenger publisher of the New-York Weekly Journal, stood trial for printing criticism of New York's governor
French and Indian War a conflict in North America from 1754 to 1763 that was part of a worldwide struggle between France and Britain; Britain defeated France and gained French Canada
Albany Plan of Union the first formal proposal to unite the American colonies, put forth by Benjamin Franklin
Battle of Quebec a battle won by the British over the French, and the turning point in the French and Indian War
Treaty of Paris the 1763 treaty ended the French and Indian War; Britain gained all of North America east of the Mississippi River
Pontiac's Rebellion a revolt against British forts and American settlers in 1763, led in part by Ottawa war leader Pontiac, in response to settlers' claims of Native American lands and to harsh treatment by British soldiers
Proclamation of 1763 an order in which Britain prohibited its American colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains
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