Chapter 4 Identifications
Middle Ground: Middle ground refers to the land between the British and French empires. It was located between the Mississippi and Ohio river, and was home to many different tribes of Indians Backcountry: The back country was important because it had an abundance of water, causing its farms to grow very well without any outside aid. As the colonies grew, so did the population of people in the back-country as the planters grew in prosperity and power threatened to shift from the low country. Great Awakening: The Great Awakening was a series of religious revivals in the North American British colonies during the 17th and 18th Centuries. During these "awakenings," a great many colonists found new meaning (and new comfort) in the religions of the day. Also, a handful of preachers made names for themselves. English Constitution: The English Constitution (1867) is the best account of the history and workings of the British political system ever written. As arguments raged in mid-Victorian Britain about giving the working man the vote, and democracies overseas were pitched into despotism and civil war, Fort Duquesne: Fort that changed hands several times during the two decades that made up the French and Indian War. It was originally a British fort that the French seized before it was finished. It was the destination of George Washington before he was forced to retreat to Fort Necessity in 1754. It was the site of a great French victory over England's General Edward Braddock in 1755. King Georges War: 1744–1748) is the name given to the military operations in North America that formed part of the War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748). It was the third of the four French and Indian Wars. It took place primarily in the British provinces of New York, Massachusetts Bay, New Hampshire, and Nova Scotia. Its most significant action was an expedition organized by Massachusetts Governor William Shirley that besieged and ultimately captured the...
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