The exchange of plants & animals between the New World & Europe following the discovery of American in 1492
Economic philosophy of Great Britain in 17/18th cent. Great Britain sought to increase its wealth & power by getting large amounts of gold & silver & by establishing balance of trade with its colonies.
Puritans made Half-Way Covenant to ease requirements for church membership. Allowed the baptism of the children of baptized but unconverted Puritans.
18th Cent. Philosophy stressing that reason could be used to improve the human condition.
Thomas Jefferson stressed idea of natural rights
The belief that God created universe but allowed it to operate through the laws of nature. Deists (i.e. Thomas Jefferson/Benjamin Franklin) believed that natural laws could be discovered by use of human reason.
The First Great Awakening
A wave of religious revivals that spread across American colonies during 1730s & 1740s.