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Unformatted text preview: (1740-1780) R. C. Simmons Topic: Changing demographics of the Colonies Key Points: 1. Overall population vastly increased from 1740 to 1780 2. Percentage of population that was black generally increased in Southern colonies and decreased in New England and Middle colonies Summary: The chart shows the great increase in population for 40 years after 1740 Thesis: While the south became increasingly reliant on black slaves, the northern colonies’ percentage of blacks decreased. American Spirit, Ch. 5, B1: “George Whitefield Fascinates Franklin”, “ Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin ” (1739) Benjamin Franklin, John Bigelow, ed. Topic: George Whitefield’s influential speeches Key Points: 1. Whitefield has the ability to persuade many people to join his cause through his powers of speech a. Philadelphia built speaking hall for him (and other speakers) b. Convinced many, including the initially unwilling Franklin, to contribute for an orphanage...
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