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plan proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1754 that aimed to unite the 13 colonies for trade, military, and other purposes; the plan was turned down by the colonies and the Crown
Albany Plan of Union
Revolution in thought in the eighteenth century that emphasized reason and science over the authority of traditional religion.
Religious revival in the American colonies of the eighteenth century during which a number of new Protestant churches were established.
A belief that government can and should achieve justice and equality of opportunity.
17th century English philosopher who opposed the Divine Right of Kings and who asserted that people have a natural right to life, liberty, and property.
A voyage that brought enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to North America and the West Indies
Ministers who took part in the revivalist, emotive religious tradition pioneered by George Whitefield during the Great Awakening.
Orthodox clergymen who rejected the emotionalism of the Great Awakening in favor of a more rational spirituality.
1763 - An Indian uprising after the French and Indian War, led by an Ottowa chief named Pontiac. They opposed British expansion into the western Ohio Valley and began destroying British forts in the area. The attacks ended when Pontiac was killed.
A proclamation from the British government which forbade British colonists from settling west of the Appalacian Mountains, and which required any settlers already living west of the mountains to move back east.
Proclamation of 1763
A form of government in which people elect representatives to create and enforce laws
an English policy of relaxing the enforcement of regulations in its colonies in return for the colonies' continued economic loyalty
communication meant to incite people to change the government; criticism of the government
The most serious slave rebellion in the the colonial period which occurred in 1739 in South Carolina. 100 African Americans rose up, got weapons and killed several whites then tried to escape to S. Florida. The uprising was crushed and the participants executed. The main form of rebellion was running away, though there was no where to go.
Christian preacher whose tour of the English colonies attracted big crowds and sparked the First Great Awakening.
Journalist who questioned the policies of the governor of New York in the 1700's. He was jailed; he sued, and this court case was the basis for our freedom of speech and press. He was found not guilty.
John Peter Zenger
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