History 151 Lecture

History 151 Lecture - History 151 4/15/08 The Great...

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History 151 4/15/08 The Great Awakening Legacy - African Americans and Christianity o VA: 1772 law to punish owners who baptized slaves - Growth of religious pluralism - Print culture/presses (Whitfield: there is more than one faith – exploration of Bible) - Undercut traditional authority o Equality in eyes of God o Democratic decision-making - National event before a nation (Whitfield was from England) Seven Years War - 1689-1763: British Empire waged 4 wide-ranging battles with the French o Dominance of Europe o Control of shipping lanes in Atlantic and Indian Oceans o Exploitation of colonies Problems of new Empire Beginnings George Washington - Life’s ambition - 1754 trip to forks of Ohio River o Foolishness - Surrender July 4 - British escalate o Surge troops/spend money
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- Foolishness and Defeat o Washington led successful retreat, saving half the army - Military setback brought new government in England - Turn around and victory by 1763 Legacy of War - Britain preeminent world’s power o
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 151 taught by Professor Coil during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.

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History 151 Lecture - History 151 4/15/08 The Great...

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