1586-1647 Puritan minister who founded the colony of Conneticuit in 1639.
He founded Rhode Island for separation of Church and State. He believed that the Puritans were too powerful and was ordered to leave the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his religious beliefs.
American colonist (born in England) who was banished from Boston for her religious views (1591-1643)
Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, envisioned colony as a "city upon a hill"
A Quaker that founded Pennsylvania to establish a place where his people and others could live in peace and be free from persecution.
first Lord Baltimore --> created Maryland (for his wife, Mary) as colony for Catholics (1634)
founder of Georgia in 1733; soldier, statesman , philanthropist. Started Georgia as a haven for people in debt because of his intrest in prison reform. Almost single-handedly kept Georgia afloat.
Planter who led a rebellion in 1676 against the governor of the Virginia Colony
John Peter Zenger
A New York editor whose trial for seditious libel backfired on the government; the jury found that truth was a defense for libel.
Scientist and inventor. Invented bifocals, odometer, and elecrtricity experiments.Most popular publication was Poor Richard's Almanac. Published clever quotes. Example of Enlightenment spirit.
American theologian whose sermons and writings stimulated a period of renewed interest in religion in America (1703-1758)
Credited with starting the Great Awakening, also a leader of the "New Lights."