Great Awakening
Religious revival in the American colonies of the eighteenth century during which a number of new Protestant churches were established.
George Whitefield
succeeded John Wesley as leader of Calvinist Methodists in Oxford, England, major force in revivalism in England and America, journey to colonies sparked Great Awakening
Salem Witch Trials
Several accusations of witchcraft led to sensational trials in Salem, Massachusetts at which Cotton Mather presided as the chief judge. 18 people were hanged as witches. Afterwards, most of the people involved admitted that the trials and executions had been a terrible mistake.
Bacon's Rebellion
A rebellion lead by Nathaniel Bacon with backcountry farmers to attack Native Americans in an attemp to gain more land
Triangular Trade
the transatlantic trading network along which slaves and other goods were carried between Africa, England, Europe, the West Indies, and the colonies in the Americas
transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
cash crops
crops that could be sold for money
middle passage
the route in between the western ports of Africa to the Caribbean and southern U.S. that carried the slave trade
Huge farms that required a large labor force to grow crops
indentured servants
colonists who received free passage to North America in exchange for working without pay for a certain number of years
wealthy farmers with large plantations
those who rob at sea
Northern Society
North-Normal homes/Middling sort/Puritan/Urban/Ship building Whaling/Practical Education
Southern Society
South-Plantations/loyalist/Protestant /Country/Cash Crops/Strong Education