Many converted in Virginia and other areas▪Diversity in religion challenged tax supported Anglican-ChurchThe Baptist Insurgency:▪Focused on adult baptism – “born again”▪Baptism appealed to African Americans; belief that all people were equal
The Midcentury Challenge: War, Trade, and Social Conflict, 1750 - 1763The French and Indian War:Conflict in the Ohio Valley:▪French built forts in the Ohio Valley – PA and OH▪George Washington essentially started the war in PAThe Albany Congress:▪Purpose was to keep Iroquois on the side of the British▪Franklin proposed the Albany Plan of Union – “Join or Die”▪This passed at the conference, but rejected by colonial legislatures and the British▪The War Hawks Win:
The Midcentury Challenge: War, Trade, and Social Conflict, 1750 - The Great War for Empire:After 9 years of fighting, Britain wins the French and Indian (7 Years’ War)France is essentially removed from North America – Indians lost a valuable trading partnerPontiac’s Rebellion (1763): Indian rebellion against colonists encroaching on their land, led to the British issuing The Proclamation Line of 1763
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