American colonists sought trade with countries other

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American colonists sought trade with countries other than Great Britain – to make money to buy what they wanted in Britain
Molasses Act : When the British Parliament passed the Molasses Act in 1733, it intended the act to – inhibit colonial trade with the French West Indies Transportation : Transportation in colonial America was – slow by any of the means available [it sucked badly] Taverns, revolutionaries, & democracy : Colonial American taverns were all of the following – another cradle of democracy hotbeds of agitation for the Revolutionary movement important in crystallizing public opinion places providing amusements English try to extend royal authority through religion : English officials tried to “establish” the Church of England in as many colonies as possible because – the church would act as a major prop for kingly authority Dominant religious institutions : In 1775, the - Congregational and Anglican - churches were the only two established (tax-supported) churches in colonial America The following are denominations and the regions where it predominated – Congregationalist – New England Anglican – the South Presbyterian – the frontier As the Revolution approached, Presbyterian and Congregational ministers in general – supported the Revolutionary cause By the early eighteenth century, religion in colonial America was – becoming less tolerant First Great Awakening : The following individuals are matched with his or her talent – Jonathan Edwards – theologian Benjamin Franklin – scientist Phillis Wheatley – poet The “new light” preachers of the Great Awakening – delivered intensely emotional sermons The Great Awakening - undermined the prestige of the learned clergy in the colonies split colonial churches into several competing denominations led to the founding of Princeton, Dartmouth, and Rutgers colleges was the first spontaneous mass movement of the American people Leaders of the Great Awakening endorsed the concepts of - divine omnipotence and predestination Education : The time-honored English ideal, which Americans accepted for some time, regarding education as – reserved for the aristocratic few In colonial America, education was most zealously promoted – in New England Colonial schools and colleges placed their main emphasis on – religion The first American college free from determined control was – The University of Pennsylvania In colonial New England, education was primarily - for boys and intended for religious instruction Art/Artists in colonial America : All of the following contributed to the lack of development of art and artists in early colonial America – simplicity of pioneering life lack of subjects to paint lack of patrons who could afford the expensive art lack of art schools in America There was not a lack of talent among the Americans Culture in colonial America – was generally ignored and unappreciated
Benjamin Franklin : The person most often called the “first civilized American” was – Benjamin Franklin

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