Gold,G-d,&Glory

By: Hannah Fritts

The Great Awakening

  1. The Great Awakening, was an evangelical and revitalization movement that swept Protestant Europe and British America, and especially the American colonies in the 1730's and 1740's, leaving a permanent impact on American Protestantism.

Main Colonies

New England-New Hampshire,Massachusetts,Connecticut,Rhode Island.Known for lumber,& Fishing.


Middle-New York,Pennsylvania,New Jersey,Delaware.Had rich soil,Also known as the bread basket colonies.


Southern-Maryland,Virginia,North & South Carolina,& Georgia.Known for its cash crops such as indigo,rice,& Tobacco.

Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact was

written in 1620,It stated.


"In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, of England, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, e&.

Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.

In Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, King James of England, France and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini, 1620."


Jamestown & Plymouth

Jamestown- (1607) The Jamestown settlement in the Colony of Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. William Kelso says Jamestown "is where the British Empire began ... this was the first colony in the British Empire."


Plymouth- Was an English colonial venture in North America from 1620 to 1691. The first settlement of the Plymouth Colony was at New Plymouth, a location previously surveyed and named by Captain John Smith. The settlement, which served as the capital of the colony, is today the modern town of Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Colombian Trade

Colombian Trade-Was the widespread transfer of animals, plants, culture, human populations, technology and ideas between the American and Afro-Eurasian hemispheres in the 15th and 16th centuries.

The 3G'S

Gold: Not just gold in the literal sense but gold as in money. There were vast, largely untapped natural resources in North America that the explorers (quite rightly) believed could be shipped back home for massive profit. We have only to look at what would become the fur trade to realize the true profitability of North America.


G-d:Many of the early European explorers came to North America as missionaries, to convert the indigenous population. Also, once the situation in Europe began to change, many of the sects that were not welcome in Europe moved the North America to escape persecution.


Glory:Tied in with gold in many ways, this was both personal glory and glory for ones own country. There was a lot of prestige associated with founding a new settlement or discovering a new natural resource and so many of the explorers sought to 'out-glory' one another and become the most well-known.

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