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Ch.3 Life in Colonie

Life in the Colonies

Suggested a plan of Union for 13 colonies; created and published one of the 1st American political cartoons-Join, or Die Benjamin Franklin
Leader of the Great Awakening who traveled throughout the colonies giving "electrifying" speeches ?????
Became famous for striking the 1st blow against the French George Washington
Minister of the Great Awakening; famous for his sermons about an angry God ?????
Experimented w/ electricity & invented bifocal glasses; greatest American of the Enlightenment Ben Franklin
Survived the Middle Passage; forced into slavery in VA, eventually earned his freedom, and wrote his biography Olaudah Equiano
Fishing and shipbuilding were important New England
wheat was a major cash crop Middle
triangular trade was important New england
many nationalities lived here,were culturally diverse Middle
local gvt meant town meetings New England
had church-supported schools Middle
major religion = Puritan New England
farms or estates were large with indentured servants Middle
slaves worked large plantations Southern
rice, tobacco, and indigo were the cash crops Southern
private tutors were hired to teach the children Southern
soil was rocky and subsistence farming was typical New England
1st public schools were built in this region New England
major religion = Anglican Southern
great religious revival in the 1730s and 1740s that called for a return to the strong faith of the past. it led to greater religious toleration, less emphasis on class differences, and more democratic ideas Great Awakening
a plan to unite the 13 colonies under 1 central gvt that would tax the colonies, raise troops, and regulate trade; 1st proposal to unite the colonies Albany Plan of Union
dreadful trip across Atlantic Ocean made by enslaved Africans under horrible conditions Middle Passage
time period in which people believed that knowledge, logic and science could improve the world Enlightenment
series of laws passed to put mercantilism into effect in order to better regulate colonial trade Navigation Acts
area of N. America that the English and French both claimed Ohio River Valley
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