Colonial Government, Religon, and Culture

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Glorious Revolution

Parliament ousts James and puts Mary and William of Orange on the throne

English Bill of Rights

guarantees certain basic rights to all citizens

mercantilism

a nation's power depends on its expanding its trade and increasing gold

export

sell goods abroad

import

buy goods from foreign markets

smuggling

trading illegally with other nations

charter colonies

Connecticut and Rhode Island, settlers given charter to run and govern with approval

proprietary colonies

Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, settlers free to rule as they wished

royal colonies

Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Virginia, settlers ruled by Parliament

voting rights

given to white men who own property

Great Awakening

religious revival of 1730's and 1740's

Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield

preachers who helped spread religious revival

family roles

men were head of household, women shared decisions in church

apprentices

learning assistants who want to learn a trade

literacy

ability to read and write, high in New England

The Enlightenment

movement that spread the idea that knowledge, reason, and science could improve society

Benjamin Franklin

scientist, printer, inventor, founded fire department, hospital, and University of PA

Poor Richard's Almanack

calendar filled with advice and wise sayings bt Ben Franklin

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