Printer, author, inventor, diplomat, statesman, and Founding Father. One of the few Americans who was highly respected in Europe, primarily due to his discoveries in the field of electricity.
Was growing very fast because people flooding in and birth rate was high.
Women in Colonial Society
Men had greater importance then women Own property and manage things. Men couldn't sell property without wife signing it.
Health and Disease
Improvements in Housing and Sanitation helped Small pox was bad disease
Puritan leader, had read that theTurks had successfully developed an inoculation for smallpox.
Immigrants in Colonial America
Lots of imigrantion german and africans made up a good part of it.
Great Farmers, 1/3 of all people were german brought the idea of the Conestoga wagon with them
Scotch-Irish Head West
150,000 scotch-Irish came to USA/ Unable to buy land got land in the west/ most went to Pennsylvania
Colonial America's Jewish People
1,500 jews came/ Lot went to New Amsterdam/ Mostly artisans and merchants
Africans in Colonial America
triedto maintain their specific languages and traditions/ In south Carolina they had the langage called Gullah/ Major changes/ Family names passed on
Oppression and Resistance
slit noses oramputate fingers and toes as punishment/ 5 white to 100 black/ promise things
Africans how they Rebelled
Someused passive resistance; that is, they wouldstage deliberate work slowdowns, lose orbreak tools, or simply refuse to work hard.A few even managed to gain freedom byescaping.
challenged the authority of the church in science andphilosophy while elevating the power of human reason
Religious revival in the American colonies of the eighteenth century during which a number of new Protestant churches were established.
the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct
English empiricist philosopher who believed that all knowledge is derived from sensory experience (1632-1704)
believed that government should run on separation of powers, checks and balances
which stressed an individual's piety (devoutness) and an emotional union with God.
large publicmeetings for preaching and prayer.
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (Come on you know this one)
Credited with starting the Great Awakening, also a leader of the "New Lights."
a Protestant denomination (That had a big increase in membership)