A 1676 raid led by Nathaniel Bacon against the governor and Native Americans in Virginia. Indentured servants were participants, leading plantation owners to look for more reliable sources of labor (slaves).
The harsh system of laws governing African labor, first developed in Barbados, and later officially adopted by South Carolina in 1696. Made the slaves' children the property of their owners.
A system of agricultural production based on large-scale land ownership and the exploitation of labor and the environment. This system focused on the production of cash crops and utilized slave labor.
Meeting in colonial New England where settlers discussed and voted on issues.
The first permanent settlement in the Carolinas, named in honor of King Charles II. Much of the population were Huguenot (French Protestant) refugees. Had an aristocratic feel.
Founded in 1636 by the Puritans to train ministers. It was the first college in the English colonies.
Massachusetts Bay village where witch trials were held in 1692.
Important New England industry. Used the abundant lumber of the New England colonies.
Mostly Lutheran German immigrants who settled in the backcountry of Pennsylvania; they fled their homeland because of war, religious persecution, and poverty.
A practice, primarily during the eighteenth century, in which European ships transported slaves from Africa to Caribbean islands, molasses from the Caribbean to Europe, and trade goods from Europe to Africa.
Religious revival in the American colonies of the eighteenth century during which a number of new Protestant churches were established.
Used a different style of sermon that enthralled viewers during the Great Awakening.
John Peter Zenger
1735 - A New York editor whose trial for seditious libel backfired on the government; the jury found that truth was a defense for libel. His case was a step towards freedom of the press in America.