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Unformatted text preview: -Boston, Newport, New York, Philadelphia, and Charles Town were the five largest cities and yet contained only about 5% of the colonial population. None had more than 40,000 persons in 1775. The relatively slow development lies in their highly specialized commercial character. Colonial port towns served as entrepots, intermediary trade and shipping centers where bulk cargoes were broken up for inland distribution and where agricultural products were gathered for export. 5. Identify the key characteristics of the Age of Enlightenment.-This intellectual revolution replaced the concept of original sin with a much more optimistic view of human nature. A benevolent God, having set the universe in motion, gave human beings the power of reason to enable them to comprehend the orderly workings of his creation. Everything, even human society, operated according to these mechanical rules....
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2012 for the course HIST 1301 taught by Professor Purcell during the Fall '08 term at Austin CC.
- Fall '08
- US History