In 1733 Parliament enacted the Molasses Act which tightened British control over
By 1750, Charles Townsend and others on the British Board of Trade were
convinced that the colonies had far too much economic freedom,
Virginia: Child of Tobacco (Brown Gold)
tobacco rush swept through Virginia
Representative self-gov born in Virginia, 1619
o formed assembly: House of Burgesses
-1624: James I revoked charter, made Virgina royal colony
Maryland: Catholic Haven
Thanks partially to good press Washington had overwhelming support to become
Washington was not brilliant or a great speakers like his peers around him.
He felt he envisioned the goals and ideals of the republic.