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Abraham, his family, and friends. For example, Abraham is 5 years old when By the early 1700's, Virginia and Maryland have established a strong economic and social structure. The planters of the tidewater region, with abundant slave labor, have large houses, an aristocratic way of life, and a desire to follow the art and culture of Europe. Less wealthy German and Scots-Irish immigrants settle inland, populating the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as well as the Appalachian Mountains. Those on the frontier build small cabins and cultivate corn and wheat.
|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|Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded.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.
|First town, Bath, is established in North Carolina by the arrival of the French Huguenots.
|The Tuscarora War begins between the local Indians and colonists. After two years of fighting, the Tuscarora Indians move west.
|Blackbeard, the pirate is killed off the North Carolina coast.
|By 1719, North Carolina and South Carolina have separated into two colonies.
|The first library is established in Charles Town, SC, by Thomas Bray.
|Hurricane strikes Charleston.
|The province is divided into 12 parishes as the Church of England becomes the state church.
|The Yemassee Indian Wars begin and continue through 1717. After killing every trader they could find, the Creek Indians launched a broad attack across the Savannah River at settlers on South Carolina's frontier.
|By 1719, the South Carolina region is separated from North Carolina and becomes a royal colony. Records were kept in Charleston.
|"Stono's Rebellion" - insurrection of slaves on Stono River plantations.
|Joseph Salvador purchases land near Fort Ninety Six for Jewish settlement.
|By the early 1700's, Virginia and Maryland have established a strong economic and social structure. The planters of the tidewater region, with abundant slave labor, have large houses, an aristocratic way of life, and a desire to follow the art and culture of Europe. Less wealthy German and Scots-Irish immigrants settle inland, populating the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as well as the Appalachian Mountains. Those on the frontier build small cabins and cultivate corn and wheat.
|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".
|Tsar Peter the Great begins traveling Europe
|England's Act of Settlement created; War of Spanish Succession begins
|Scotland and England unite to form "Great Britain"
|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