Uprising in North Carolina, lower class citizens took up arms against corrupt colonial officials who took advantage of the system.
Old and New Lights
The "Old Lights" were those who defended the existed order while the "New Lights" were those who embraced the new piety. Due to the great awakening New England became divided into these two fiercely hostile camps.
A three way system of trade during 1600-1800s Aferica sent slaves to America, America sent Raw Materials to Europe, and Europe sent Guns and Rum to Africa.
Attempt by British authorities to squelch colonial trade with French West Indies. Imposed a tax on molasses.
Group that settled the frontier, made whiskey, and hated the British and other governmental authorities.
American poet (born in Africa) who was the first recognized Black writer in America.
John S. Copley
The colonial painter who went to England for training and was regarded as a loyalist.
A mob of Pennsylvania frontiersmen led by the Paxtons who massacred a group of non-hostile Indians.
The Great Awakening
This was a major religious revival in the colonies, which began in the 1730's with its leader being Jonathan Edwards.
A group of the remains of several different Indian tribes that joined together in the late 1700's. The Catawba Nation was in the Southern Piedmont region. Forced migration made the Indians join in this group.
American theologian whose sermons and writings stimulated a period of renewed interest in religion in America.
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.
English preacher who led the Great Awakening by traveling through the colonies.
The case that established the precedent that true statements about public officials could not be prosecuted as libel.