Glossary Term – Event
Massachusetts became a royal colony.
The Virginia Assembly declared that no “Negro, mulatto, or Indian shall . . . bear any office ecclesiastical, civil or military."
In England, George III ascended to the throne upon the death of George II.
Benjamin Franklin published his “Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind,” perhaps the most influential essay written by an American colonist.
Anne Hutchinson was banished from Massachusetts as “a woman not fit for our society.”
French and Indian forces attacked Deerfield, Massachusetts, killing fifty colonists and taking 100 residents captive
Benjamin Franklin demonstrated that lightning was a form of electricity in his kite-and-key demonstration during a thunderstorm.
The first newspaper in the American colonies, the Boston News-Letter, was published.