Midterm second half
Last Modified: 2011-07-12
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- boat ride across to Americas
- forced migrations of Africans to the New World
- voyage was between 3wks and 3mos, 2 bland meals a day made to jump up and down for exercise
- 1 out of 6 people died on they voyage. some people tried to free themselves just to throw themselves overboard and some wanted to rebel.
- sugar most important crop.
- sugar went from only for the wealthy to everybody
- had to have big plantation, big machinery and money to make sugar.
- Owners owned 115 slaves for the plantations
economically and socially dependent upon slaves
never seen white people before and was scared
wrote interesting narrative of Olaudah Eq.
eventually bought his freedom and contributed to the anti-slave movement
Early cracks in slavery: Christianity, myth of paternalism (father-like) slavery is good for slaves. The father-like white people can give them things they never had and early abolitionism (to get rid of) people believed slavery was wrong and should be getting rid of.
- growing individualism
- 13 colonies: New Hampshire, Mass, RI, Conn, NY, PA, NJ, DE, MA, VA, GA and N & S Carolina.
- majority people in England were English, British
- commerce and consumption: 18th cent invention of newspaper, men wore white wigs to look the same and introduced choice for people when buying things.
- most Americans were Christian. Only 10-15% of adults went to church regularly
- Religious Revival: revival interest in religion, inspiring people. Preachers had great inspirational speakings
18th Cent enlightment: mobility, individualism, prosperity, and enjoyment
- 1730s became famous (Puritan)
- said God would curse you
- human depravity
- he inspired people
- people wanted to be sure they were going to heaven, they would cry out they were going to hell at times.
- born in Boston youngest of 13.
- ran away to Philly when was 17
- worked with electricity, he advanced science
- invented words like charge, conductor, the battery. Suggested lightning rods on roofs
- became famous. First Great American
- one of the founding fathers
- 1760 King George III came to power, American colonist were dying.
- made a bad decision to keep all soldiers in America, lack of respect for American soldiers
- passed sugar act and lowered the tax on molasses
- 1765 passed Stamp Act on all official paper.
- started with British and American fighting against other people 1754-1763.
- victory shook up loyalty between the two
- tension between French Rivera and British territory
- French set up forts close by Virgina. George Wash was sent as a messenger to tell the French they didn't like the forts. Was told to get the French out peacefully, can't start a war with them but get them out.
self-taxation was 1 of the rights for Virginians, only the Virgina House of Burgess had the right to imposed taxes on Virginians
stop drinking tea unless was ill.
were called sons of liberty
should boycott British goods saying we object to intolerable acts
- first 10 amendments in the U.S. Constitution
- started as a messenger to tell the French they didn't like the forts they built in Virgina
- when getting the army together, he was named Commander. He became to be in charge of the army
- 1781 him his troops and help from the French decided to attack Comm. Cornwallace at Yorktown.
- had to step in when the army was going to revolt after learning they were not going to be paid for their services.
- 1789 election for him to become President
- signed Bank Bill in 1791
- Written by Thomas Paine, who liked the idea of Independence
- wanted Republican gov over democracy
- wrote a declaration of war
- was an Anti-federalist
- said Revolutions are good things, liberty and freedom. Was a wealthy planter, American aristocrat.
- Discussed with James Madison to where to put the capitol
- slaves were rising up against slaver holders
- lasted for almost a decade
- 10:1 slaves to masters
- Toussaint L'ouverture was the leader
Government should be involved
she kept a journal of her everyday life
delivered about 600 babies
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