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war or military supply
Activity in which many colonial merchant princess made fortunes that aroused fears of "Europeanization"
a once-despised profession that rose in prestige after 1750 because its practitioners defended colonial rights
small but profitable trade route that linked New England, Africa and the West Indies
term for tax-supported condition of congregational and anglican churches, but not of baptists, quakers, and roman catholics
ministers who supported the Great Awakening against the "old light" clergy who rejected it
institutions that were founded in greater numbers as a result of the Great Awakening, although a few had been founded earlier
the case that established the precedent that true statements about public officials cold not be prosecuted as libel
the high natural fertility of the colonial population
led to the increase of American population to one-third of England's in 1775
the heavy immigration of Germans, Scots-Irish, Africans and others into the colonies
resulted in the development of a colonial "melting pot" only one-half English by 1775
the large profits made by merchants as military suppliers for imperial wars
increased the wealth of the eighteenth century colonial elite
American merchants' search for non-British markets
was met by British attempts to restrict colonial trade (molasses act)
Clerical dry intellectualism and lay liberalism
weakened religious commitment in the early eighteenth century
the appointment of unpopular or incompetent royal governors to colonies
prompted colonial assemblies to withhold royal governors' salaries
upper-class fear of "democratic excesses" by poor whies
reinforced colonial property qualifications for voting
the lack of artistic concerns, cultural tradition, and leisure in the colonies
forced the migration of colonial artists to Britain to study and pursue artistic careers
group that gettled the frontier, made whiskey, and hated the british and other government authorities
Paxton Boys and Regulators
Scot-Irish frontiersmen who protested against colonial elites of Pennsylvania and North Carolina
established religion in southern colonies and New York; weakened by lackadaisical clergy and too-close ties with British crown
itinerant British evangelist who spread the Great Awakening throughout the colonies
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