1650-1750

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Navigation Act #1

1651

First of several Navigation Acts approved by British parliament (began US resentment)

Bacon's Rebellions

1676

Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia. Lower class white virginians rising up against William Berkely.

Dutch Monopoly

1682

The Monopoly on slave trade ends, greatly reducing the price of slave coming to the Americas

Dominion of New England

1686

Creation of the Dominion of New England. In massachusetts welcomed foreign favors that were not British. As a result parliament took away their charters and ruled them as the dominion of New England.

Glorious Revolution

1688

Glorious Revolution in England; James II removed from the throne.

Salem

1692

Due to a time of great anxiety in the country resulted in Witchcraft trials in Salem Mass.

Molasses Act

1733

Enactment of the Molasses Act which tightened the british control on colonial trade.

Stono Rebellion

1739

Stono (slave) Rebellion in South Carolina. First and one of the most successful slave rebellions. 20 slaves rose up and stole guns and ammunition. They killed storekeepers and planters and liberated many slaves.

George Whitefield

1740

George Whitefield tours the American colonies–the high point of the Great Awakening. Methodist Preacher who preached on a christianity based on emotionalism and spirituality.