Harvard founded first American College named after a Charlestown minister, John Harvard. Established by Puritan theologians to create a place to train ministers
First printing press operated in the colonies and by 1695 there were more printing presses in American than England.
Massachusetts law states that every town needs to provide for schooling
Huguenots migrate to America
Salem witchcraft trials
College of William and Mary (after the King and Queen)
Yale founded in New Haven CT by benefactor Elihu Yale because of liberalism of Harvard.
Cotton Mather starts smallpox innoculations
Great Awakening begins
George Whitefield arrives in America/Great Awakening intensifies/Stono Slave rebellion
Indigo production begins
Collegeof NJ becomes Princeton NJ First president was Jonathan Edwards
University of Pennsylvania
Paxton Boys-band of PA frontiersmen decended on Philly to demand tax relief and financial support for defenses against Indians. Bloodshed averted by concession from the colonial assembly.
Sugar Act was a raised the duty on sugar while lower the duty on Molasses. (Currency Act the same year).
Mutiny Act required colonists to provide quartering to British soldiers.British ship searched for smugglers.
Stamp Act tax on every printed document. Strictly attempt to raise revenues. Affects everyone.
Stamp Act repealed
Charles Townshend dies
Lord North repeals all the Townshend Acts except the tax on tea.