Chapter 1:
Native Americans
Chapter 2:
European Background
Chapter 3:
Discovery and Exploration
Chapter 4:
Conquest and Settlement
Chapter 5:
Iberian Elements
Chapter 6:
French Elements
Chapter 7:
African Elements
Chapter 8:
17th Century
Chapter 9:
18th Century
Chapter 10:
Revolutionary Era
Chapter 11:
Founding of the United States
Chapter 12:
Early 19th Century

18th Century English Colonial Development

  • Queen Anne's War

  • Great Awakening

  • King George's War

  • Fourth French and Indian War

  • Pontiac's Rebellion

  • Deteriorating Relationship with England

    • Stamp Act

    • Quartering Act

    • Declaratory Act

    • Townsend Acts

    • Intolerable Acts

  • Sons of Liberty

  • Daughters of Liberty





R. Babson and J. Andrews' engraving of Jonathan Edwards, 1855.


Although most known for his sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (1741), Jonathan Edwards was a scientist. He is credited with beginning the Great Awakening which he wrote about in A Faithful Narrative of the Surprizing Work of God in the Conversion of Many Hundred Souls in Northampton (1737).