Chapter 4 Notes - Chapter 4 Experience of Empire:...

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Chapter 4 Experience of Empire: Eighteenth Century America Introduction : In this chapter we continue our examination of facets of life in the English colonies. Among other things, we will look at some of the non-English people that settled in the colonies. Other topics to be explored include the impact of the Enlightenment, the Great Awakening, and the great conflict for colonial dominance between England and France that led to the French and Indian War. Scots-Irish About 150,000 of these people came to the English colonies before the American Revolution ( Note : They were descendants of Scots living in Northern Ireland, not a mix of the Scots and Irish as the term would imply. The Scots [Presbyterians] and the Irish [Roman Catholics], each hated the other and rarely intermarried.) Most eventually carved out farms for themselves in the frontier areas of the colonies Colonial leaders knew these people would form a barrier between the Indians and the colonies Note : Many famous Americans, past and present, are descendants of these tough Scots-Irish frontiersmen. They include Andrew Jackson, Edgar Allen Poe, Mark Twain, John Wayne, James Stewart, Ronald Reagan, John McCain, Robert
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2010 for the course HIST 1302 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '08 term at Richland Community College.

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