13 terms


from "The American Pageant"
Paxton Boys
armed march on Philly by Scotts/Irish; protest against Quakers leniency towards Native Americans 1764
Regulator Movement
North Carolina, 1768-1771; uprising against unfair taxation and control of colonial affairs by seaboard elite
Christian ministry
most honored profession
Leading industry (90% population)
Triangular Trade
exchange of rum, slaves and molasses between North American colonies, Africa and West Indies
Molasses Act
1733, squelched North American trade with French West Indies
individual "free will" determined one's fate, not divine decree
Great Awakening
religious revival in 1730s and 40s; emphasis on direct, emotive spirituality
Old Lights
orthodox clergymen
New Lights
emotional, theatrical revivalists
Zenger Trial
1734-5; Zenger on trial for printing damning words against a corrupt royal governor; charged with libel even though he was right; found not guilty
Royal Colonies
colonies whose governors were crown appointed
Proprietary Colonies
governors appointed by proprietors