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Seven Years' War

War fought in Europe, North America, and India between 1756 and 1763, pitting France with its allies.

Mansa Musa

The ruler of the Muslim kingdom of Mali in West Africa

Middle Passage

The voyage between West Africa and the New World slave colonies

Slave codes

A series of laws passed (mainly in the Southern colonies) in the late 17th and early 18th centuries to defend the status of slaves and codify the denial of basic civil rights to them

Great Awakening

Tremendous religious revival in colonial America. Struck 1st in the middle colonies and New England in the 1740s. It then spread to the Southern colonies


Economic system whreby the government intervenes in the economy for the purpose of increasing national wealth

Queen Anne's War

American phrase (1702-1713) of Europe's war of the Spanish Succession

King George's War

The third Anglo-French war in North America (1744-1748), part of the European conflict known as the War of Austrian Succession

Enumerated Goods

Items produced in the colonies and enumerated in acts of Parliament that could be legally shipped from the colony of origin only to specified locations

Slave drivers

Supervised slaves while they were working in the fields. (could be black or white)

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