Non-separatists who wished to adopt reforms in order to purify the Church of England. Founded Massachusetts.
In 1739, as many as 100 enslaved African and African Americans living within twenty miles of Charleston joined forces to strike down their white owners and march en masse toward Spanish Florida and freedom. More than 60 whites and 30 slaves died.
People who still had ties to Great Britain and remained faithful to their former country, often experiencing discrimination as a result.
The Great Awakening
A religious revitalization that swept the American colonies in the 1730s and 1740s, leaving a permanent impact on American religion. It came from powerful preaching that aimed to convince listeners of their personal guilt and of their need of salvation.
Atlantic Slave Trade
The selling of African slaves by Europeans that occurred in and around the Atlantic Ocean. Most slaves were shipped from West Africa and Central Africa and brought over to the New World. Some captured through raids and kidnapping, others traded.
Statesman, publisher, inventor, patriot known for writing "Poor Richard's Almanac", kept France on America's side during the Revolutionary War, American representative to England and Minister to France.
The Navigation Acts
Legislation passed by Parliament in 1650, 1651, and 1660 that set forth the fundamental regulations governing colonial trade because they specified that goods imported into England had to be transported in English ships.
This state was founded by William Penn, a prominent English Quaker, in order to make a Quaker colony in America. This state's capital was very ethnically diverse, and rivaled New York as a center of commerce.
A Protestant sect that believed that the individual was spoken to directly by God. Their refusal to keep the Sabbath, along with their belief that preachers, and the Bible were not needed, made them outcasts in America and frequent targets of abuse.