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Paxton Boys

group of Scots-Irish in Pennsylvania, that marched into Philly and protested the Quaker's acceptance of the Indians

Regulator Movement

groups of Scots-Irish in North Carolina, where they protested eastern domination in the colony

Triangular Trade

the system of trade between the colonies, Africa, and Europe

Molasses Act

English law that banned the colonies from trading with France for cheaper sugar/molasses to make rum


opposes the absolute predestinarianism of john calvin and holds that human free will is compatible with god's sovereignity

Great Awakening

movement during 1730's and 1740's helped by jonathan edwards and george whitefield; inspired controversy over emotionalism/revivalism, revived the Puritan religion after the Half-Way Covenant

Old Lights

orthodox clergymen

New Lights

Awakening Ministers

Poor Richard's Almanack

first famous book written by Benjamin Franklin, emphazised such homespun virtues as thrift, industry, morality and common sense. was well known in europe and was more widely read in america than anything except the bible.

Zenger Trial

1735 trial that promoted the idea of freedom of the press

Royal Colonies

8/13 colonies that are run by royal governors appointed by the king

Proprietory Colony

3 colonies- PA, MD, DE, chose to govern themselves

Jonathan Edwards

minister of the Great Awakening

George Whitefield

minister of the Great Awakening

Phyllis Wheatley

slave who was educated and was first to be a published poet

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