• Jonathan Edwards begins Great Awakening

    Jonathan Edwards begins Great Awakening
    Jonathan Edwards was a leader of this awakening. Edwards preached telling of large details of hell. He said that you had to completely depend on God's grace. He believed hell was paved with the skulls of unbaptized children.
  • Zenger Free-Press Trial in NY

    Zenger Free-Press Trial in NY
    John Peter Zenger, a newspaper printer, released statements that accused the royal governor of being corrupt. Zenger was accused of seditious libel. He was defended by a former indentured servant and found not guilty. This achievement was the first step to freedom of press.
  • George Whitefield Spreads Great Awakening

    George Whitefield Spreads Great Awakening
    George Whitefield was inspired by Edwards's preaching style. He revolutionized the spiritual life of the colonies. He had a booming voice and used the emotions of his listeners. The listeners would weep at a small word he would say, or they would even scream in excitement.
  • King George's War

    King George's War
    The name given to the battles that occurred in North America that formed part of the War of Austrian Succession.
  • Princeton College Founded

    Princeton College Founded
    Princeton was founded in 1746 as a Presbyterian University. The University was originally named the College of New Jersey.
  • French and Indian War

    French and Indian War
    This war is also known as the Seven Years' War. It started off in the Ohio Valley with George Washington. It became the largest conflict the world had seen yet at that time. It was fought in both America and Europe. On one side in America was Prussia and Britain while on the other side was Russia, Spain, Austria, and France.
  • Braddock's Defeat

    Braddock's Defeat
    Braddock was defeated by the French and Indian army. Because of this victory for the French and Indians, the Indians began a larger warpath that consisted from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    One of the most significant battles in British and American history. When Montreal fell in 1760, it was the last time that the French had a part of North America.
  • Britain Vetoes SC Anti-Slave Trade

    Britain Vetoes SC Anti-Slave Trade
    In 1760, South Carolina tried to halt the importation of slaves because they already had a heavy concentration of resentful and hateful slaves. Britain vetoed this because they wanted to keep the flow of cheap labor intact.
  • Pontiac's Uprising

    Pontiac's Uprising
    Pontiac's uprising started under Chief Pontiac of the Ottawa Indian Tribe. Chief Pontiac recieved the support of the other Indian tribes near him to attack and destroy the undefended settlements near them. They planned to wipe out the settlers.
  • Peace Settlement at Paris

    Peace Settlement at Paris
    By the statements in the Peace Settlement at Paris, French power was thrown off of North America. They left behind a rich population of French people.
  • Brown College Founded

    Brown College Founded
    Brown was founded originally with the name of the College of Rhode Island. It was the first Ivy League school to accept students of all religious affiliations.
  • Paxton Boys March on Philadelphia

    Paxton Boys March on Philadelphia
    Just like Nathaniel Bacon the Paxton Boys led a revolt because they could not get land. This led to their frustration and later revolt.
  • Rutgers College Founded

    Rutgers College Founded
    The university was originially named Queen's College. It is the eighth oldest college, and is one of the nine colonial colleges that was established before the American Revolution.
  • Dartmouth College Founded

    Dartmouth College Founded
    Dartmouth College was established in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock, a Congregational minister. After financial and political struggles, Dartmouth emerged in the early 20th century.