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Jonathan Edwards
American theologian and clergyman, whose sermons stirred the religious revival, the Great Awakening. Known for "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."
Benjamin Franklin
From Boston. Owned successful printing and publishing company in Philadelphia. Conducted studies of electricity, invented bifocal glasses, lighting rod, and the stove.

Also a diplomat/statesman and eventually signed Declaration of Independence and Constitution of U.S.
Michael-Guillame de Crevecour
French Settler on America in the 1770s; posed the question of what "American" is after seeing people in American like he had never seen before. American really became a mixture of many nationalities.
George Whitefield
A great preacher from the Great Awakening who preached of love and forgiveness, in contrast with other's speeches of doom and sin.

Led to missionary work in Americas in converting Indians and Africans to Christianity
John P. Zenger
newspaper printer in 18th century. Using the power of the press, he protested the royal governor. Put on trial for "act of treason"

Jury went against the governor and ruled him innocent. This set the standards for democracy and freedom of the press.
Phyllis Wheatley
a slave girl who became a poet. Brought to Boston at the age of eight. At age twenty, she was taken to England and published a book of poetry.
Paxton Boys
group of Scots=irish men living in the Appalachian hills that wanted protection from Indian attacks.
Made an armed march on Philadelphia in 1764. Protested lenient ways that the Quakers treated the Indians.
triangular trade
trade route that started in New England who would barter a produt to get slaves in African, and then sell them to the West Indies in order to get the same cargo of goods that would help repeat the process.
Molasses Act
a British law passed in 1773 to change a trade pattern in the American colonies by taxing molasses imported into colonies not ruled by Britain. Americans responded to this by bribery and smuggling. This and other laws led to revolution.