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The Great Awakening was the religious revival that swept through the world in the mid 1700s In the colonies it was the beginning of Evangelical Calvinism and was centered mainly in the South Johnathan Edwards was a Congregational Pastor in Northampton Connecticut He was extremely outspoken for justification by faith alone In essence it was Gods will that you did things a certain way The Zenger Trial was the first victory for The Freedom of the Press It was a libel suit brought against a printer by the name of John Peter Zenger by the then Governor of New York William Cosby Alexander Hamilton was Zengers lawyer he argued that the people themselves were intelligent enough to determine what was real and what was false The jury acquitted Zenger because they said that all of his information was based on truths not lies Common Sense was an article written by Thomas Paine in 1776 If not for Zengers Trials Common Sense would have received the same treatment as Zengers New York Weekly Journal had The Hanover Kings were a royal bloodline in England The first one was George I During the time of the American Revolution George II was fighting with The House Of Burgesses about his right to power These domestic problems that Britain was having made it tough for them to keep an eye on the colonies This allowed for the Revolution to build and eventually take place Fort Necessity was taken from George Washington during the French and Indian War It was a major piece of land that was militarily powerful The war seemed hopeless for the British until William Pitt realized that the American Colonies could be the winning point of the war so he sent in more supplies and backed the fighting here more heavily than in other areas The tide of the war began to change culminating with the battle at The Plains of Abraham where the
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