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  • Great Awakening

    Great Awakening
    The Great Awakening was a religious revival that started in America. It was the first religious movement that took place in America. Jonathon Edwards and George Whitefiled were two of the leading preachers in the movement.
  • Zenger Trial

    Zenger Trial
    John Peter Zenger was a printer in New York. He printed unflaterring things about the governor of New York. Though these things were unflattering, they were true. Zenger went to trial and won because the people voted that you can print the truth. It helped to establish freedom of the press.
  • Jenkin's Ear

    Jenkin's Ear
    A Spanish commander cut off the ear of Captain Jenkins, who was English. The war was very small and took place in the Caribbean and Georgia. The war merged with the Austrian Succession and became part of King George's War.
  • King George's War

    King George's War
    This was also known as the war of the Austrian Succession. It took place on American soil and resulted in the capture of Louisbourg, the French capital
  • Princeton College

    Princeton College
    Princeton was founded in 1746 in New Jersey. Today, it is considered an ivy league school and is very difficult to get in to.
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    Knonw as the Seven years' War to Europeans. This war resulted in the French havibng to abandon all of their land holdings in North America, which let the colonists control most of America.
  • Albany Congress

    Albany Congress
    7 out of the 13 colonies had representastives their to vote on fighting a war or not. The meeting was held in Albany, New York. This is where Ben Franklin showed te famous "Join or Die" cartoon
  • Braddock's Defeat

    Braddock's Defeat
    george Washington's attack failed so Braddock and his regiment were sent in to help. On the way, they were ambushed and nearly all died. Braddock, himself, died. The army then started to use guerilla fighting tatics.
  • William Pitt

    William Pitt
    The war was going badly for the British until William Pitt stepped up and took control. he was known as the "Great commenor" and "Organizer of Victory." He helped the Britsih win the war
  • Battle of Quebec

    Battle of Quebec
    Quebec was seen as impossible to take down, but James Wolfe lead his army up cliffs and fought the battle on the plains of Abraham. He won the battle but lost his life.
  • Proclamtion of 1763

    Proclamtion of 1763
    This drew an imaginary line down the Appalachain mountains that did not permit the colonists to cross it. This allowed the Indians to have some land to themselves. Also it keopt the two roups seperate so no more wars occured.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    This officially kicked the French out of North America. This was important because it left American almost completely to the colonists. This almost guraentedd the continent of North America to the British.
  • Paxton Boys

    Paxton Boys
    The Paxton boys lead a revolt like Nathaniel Bacon did in order to try and get land. They were made because they could not get any land to use or to live on.
  • Rutgers College

    Rutgers College
    Rutgers university was founded on November 10th, 1766 in New Jersey. This university was known as the "Queen's College."
  • Dartmouth

    Dartmouth college was founded in 1769 in New Hampshire. Today, Dartmouth is a very small ivy league school