The Atlantic World – America, Europe and Africa become connected through slavery
Columbian Exchange – Trading; tomatoes, potatoes
The Puritans – those who wanted reform and wanted to “purify” the Catholic church, they
wanted to stop hierarchy (ordinary people have control), no rituals, emphasized that individuals
relationship to God was through prayer and Bible study. These people eventually left for America
on the Mayflower and left England for they were intimidated by King James. They had a very
strict religion- laws passed that said you had to do Godly things, observe sabboth, no dancing, no
Indentured Servitude – fixed term slavery, do this because you get a free trip to North America,
you come to America do work for someone for a while as a servant and then you are set free and
you have hopes that you will too make it big for yourself
of Liberty – Abigail Adams-
an example of a daughter of liberty, who were elites who
started making their own cloth, and showing patriotism. She also thought that women should
Boston Massacre – British guard was guarding Boston House, British soldiers egging them on
saying fire and throwing snowballs at them- someone did end up firing and 5 people died.
The American Enlightenment –
-century population growth – not only did immigration grow 8x by 1800, but people are
having big families, there are low death rate, if a women died in child birth a man would get re-
Thomas Paine – wrote Common Sense, a popular pamphlet by – it talks about how nature
demonstrates absurdity of hereditary power and the we need a representative government in
place of a monarchy based on the consent of the people.
George Washington – First President, involved in 7 years war.
Commander of the army, his
election was the easiest (the first) he was very popular and dignified. People liked that he was not
power hungry. He really put his personality to the presidency; he was trustworthy and well
respected. near the end he wrote a farewell letter telling Americans to look west and see what we
can make, he voluntarily gave up power, this showed that the office of pres was more imp than
Haitian Revolution – A revolution that started on one end of Sandoman?? (right next to Cuba) it
was a revolution of slaves rising against the slaveholders with their leader Toussaint L’Ouerture,
and only black state to successfully come out and win? did they win?. This revolution
threatened southern slave holders
Abigail Adams – An example of a daughter of liberty, who were elites who started making their
own cloth, and showing patriotism. She also thought that women should vote.