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Samuel, his family, and friends. For example, Samuel is 12 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||Laws in GA prohibiting the importation of slaves are rescinded.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.
||The first witchcraft trials occur in Salem, Massachusetts
||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".
||Georgia Gazette begins publication. It is the first newspaper in Georgia and the eighth newspaper in the English colonies.
||Britain passes the Stamp Act taxing all colonial newspapers, advertisements, leases, licenses, pamphlets, and legal documents. Later the same year, Britain repeals the Stamp Act in Britain -- but it continues to be enforced on colonists in North America
||England's Bill of Rights created. European Nine Year's War begin and grows into a world-wide event. It ends in 1697.
||Ireland's Battle of Boyne
||National debt begins in England
||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
||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.
||Jesuits are forced out of Spanish America