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Sarah, her family, and friends. For example, Sarah is 7 years old when The population of American colonists reaches 475,000. Boston (pop. 12,000) is the largest city, followed by Philadelphia (pop. 10,000) and New York (pop. 7000)
||Great Britain adopts the Gregorian calendar on 9/14/1752.
||Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded. Georgia planters were hiring SC slaves for life and even openly purchasing slaves at the dock in Savannah.
||The population of American colonists reaches 475,000. Boston (pop. 12,000) is the largest city, followed by Philadelphia (pop. 10,000) and New York (pop. 7000)
||Map of US Colonies
||James Oglethorpe establishes the Georgia Colony in the new world. The new settlers form friendships with the Creek Indian Nation towns in this area. Georgia is the thirteen English colony to be settled.
||The New York Bar Association is founded in New York City
||Charleston, SC, has become the most affluent and largest city in the South. It is the leading port and trading center for the southern colonies. The population in the Carolinas has exceeded 100,000 with many French Protestant Huguenots. The wealth plantation owners bring private tutors from Ireland and Scotland. Public education does not exist.
||The Cherokee War (1760-61) ends in a treaty that opens the Up County for settlement. The Bounty At of 1761 offers public land tax free for ten years, and settlers from other colonies begin pouring into the Carolina "Up Country".
||Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
||War of Spanish Succession ends
||System of forced labor to build roads in France is devised by Jean Orry
||King George's War against North America and Caribbean begins
||King George's War against North America and Caribbean ends
||Seven Year's War begins
||Jesuits are forced out of France
||Seven Year's War ends; Peace is established in Paris between France, Spain, England and Portugal
||Britain passes the Sugar Act forbids American importation of foreign rum and taxing imported molasses, wine, silk, coffee, and a number of other luxury items.