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Benjamin Franklin
Important diplomat and statesman and eventually signed the Dec of Indep and the US Constitution
George Whitefield
1738: Great preacher in the Great Awakening
John Peter Zenger
Newspaper printer. Put on trial for his use of the power of the press; determined not guilty-->Established freedom of the press.
Great Awakening
1730's and 40's religious revival to motivate colonial America. Hoped to bring Americans together.
Triangular Trade
Small, profitable trading route started by people in New England who would barter ap roduct to get slaves in Africa, and then sell them to the West Indies.
Molasses Act
1773 British law to change a trade pattern in the American colonies by taxing molasses. Americans protested.
Scots-Irish
Violent group of people who fled Scotland in the 1600s to escape poverty and religious oppression. Left their mark on the Virginia, Carolina, and Georgia backcountry.