College History

  • Great Awakening Begins

    Great Awakening Begins
    The start of several religious revivals in America which happened because of the increase in interest for religion.
  • Zenger free-press trial in New York

    Zenger free-press trial in New York
    German immigrant who printed a publication called The New York Weekly Journal. He stated things about the governor and basically accused him of many crimes.
  • George Whitefield spreads Great Awakening

    George Whitefield spreads Great Awakening
    He was an Anglican who helped to spread the great awakening in Britain and the American colonies. He was said to be the best preacher in North America and Great Britain.
  • War of Jenkin's Ear

    War of Jenkin's Ear
    It was between the British and Spaniards after the British captain Jenkins had his ear cut off by the Spanish. The Spanish commander then said for the captain to his ear back and show it to his King.
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    King George's War

    It was the third of four battles during the French and Indian War. It mostly took place in New York, Massachussetts Bay, New Hampshire, and Nova Scotia.
  • Princeton College founded

    Princeton College founded
    Founded in Elizabeth, New Jersey and was known to be the college of New Jersey. It eventually moved to Princeton in 1756.
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    French and Indian War

    It was fought between British America and New France. Although the French were way outnumbered, they depended heavily on the Indians for their success. Eventually the British Government fell aftera failed expedition.
  • Braddocks defeat

    Braddocks defeat
    It was an attempt to capture the French Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War. Its said to be one of the worst defeats for the British.
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    It was fought between American Continental Army forces and the British defenders of Quebec City. The battle ended up only lasting about a half an hour.
  • Britain vetoes South Carolina anti-slave trade measures

    Britain vetoes South Carolina anti-slave trade measures
    Britain vetoed the anti-slave trade measures of South Carolina.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    Proclamation of 1763
    Was issued by King George II after Great Britain attained French territory. It closed off the frontier to colonial expansion.
  • Paxton Boys march

    Paxton Boys march
    The Paxton Boys were frontiersen of the Scots-Irish origin. They did this march in order to show their grievances to the legisalture.
  • Rutgers College founded

    Rutgers College founded
    It was chartered as a Queens College and then eventually became Rutgers.
  • Regulator protests

    Regulator protests
    It was an uprising in British Nort America colonies where citizens took up arms against colonial officials. Considered to be a start to the American Revolutionary war.
  • Dartmouth College founded

    Dartmouth College founded
    It was founded in 1769 and is part of the Ivy Leauge.