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Ever Growing Disloyalty in the American Colonies: Beacon’s Rebellion

In the critical years (1675-1700) saw many crisis’s in the British Empire which effected the American Colonies. There were numerous conflicts that showed the increasing tension between the classes in the colonies and the lower classes ever growing dislike and distrust of the elite that governed them. The people in the lower classes then revolted… Continue reading Ever Growing Disloyalty in the American Colonies: Beacon’s Rebellion

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The Salem Witchcraft Trials

The village of Salem was divided. There were two factions, those that supported the Putnam family and those the supported the Porter family. The Putnams chose Samuel Parris to come be the minister at their parish, and it did not take long for Parris to figure out who his enemies were. Parris only worsened the… Continue reading The Salem Witchcraft Trials

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The Differences Between the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies in 17th Century North America

This paper was written for The History of Colonial America course at The University of Georgia. While all on the north American continent the New England, middle, and southern colonies varied widely in their reasons for settlement, labor forces, religious views, and interaction with the native populations.   New England was settled by puritan refugees… Continue reading The Differences Between the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies in 17th Century North America