Roots of Revolution The major effect of the Awakening was a rebellion against authoritarian religious rule which spilled over into other areas of colonial life. Amidst the growing population of the colonies within the 18th Century and mass public gatherings, charismatic personalities such as Whitefield and Tennent rolled through to deliver their messages.
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By far the vast majority of the men who had a dominant part in transforming the American Colonies into the United States of America were born in the thirties or early forties of the century.
Franklin was the oldest delegate to sign the Declaration of Independence; being then over 70 years old. He died inand, not only because of his life-span, but deeper still because of his character and influence he, more than anyone, can be said to have been the typical "representative man" of the best America had to offer during the 18th century — an idealistic, intellectual, rationalistic century.
This makes quite certain that he was born before noon. Further study of his life and of his characteristic features seems to bring into the sharpest possible relief an Aries Ascendant.
The chart here given appears to be characteristic and entirely befitting. Among other salient features, it brings Franklin's progressed Sun to his natal Ascendant at the time of his return to America in and of his most intense participation in the fight for democratic principles in Philadelphia.
John's Lodge of Philadelphia. He was then He had journeyed already to England, had established himself as a printer and had evolved his own life-philosophy.
He had gathered Fall some friends into a group called "the Junto"; true in this to the organizing spirit of Venus culminating at the cusp of his House of profession and public life. The Junto, or Leather Apron Club of 12 members, lasted for many years and became both Franklin's philosophical laboratory and a contributing factor in the political life of Philadelphia.
He had also begun to be known as a writer, as publisher of The Pennsylvania Gazette and of a number of books. In be published his famous Poor Richard Almanac. In he became Postmaster of Philadelphia. Franklin was soon elected Grand Master of his Masonic Lodge, published the first Masonic book in America and played an important part in Masonry throughout the Colonies.
Realizing that "the first drudgery of settling colonies which confines the attention of people to mere necessaries" was then "pretty well over" he proposed the formation of an American Philosophical Society to help build an inter-Colonial culture.
The plan conceived in marked the beginning of American unity at the mental-spiritual level. The logic of development of Franklin's work of destiny for America is remarkable.
Printer, writer, Mason, postmaster organizer of cultural groups and unconventional scientist with bold foresight — Franklin became the center of the mind of America-in-the-making.
The astrological pattern which we find in Franklin's birth-chart as an expression of such a destiny is one that astrological students should do well to ponder upon.
Mercury, symbol of the mental life, is retrograde in Aquarius, opposed by Uranus and squared by Saturn which is presumably conjunct Part of Fortune.
And, granted that its zodiacal degree is exactly correct, we find the operation of Mercury in Franklin's personality most significantly symbolized as follows: A barometer hangs under the porch of a quiet rural inn. Vantage point in consciousness whence life may be observed and measured in peace.
Inner retreat of a soul seeking truth.Earlier Attempts to Join (or Die!) In the years leading up to the 's, there had been a few periods of intense "conversation" in the face of other crises such as . The Albany Congress and Political Identity 1. Have students examine the following historic map by Emanuel Bowen, A Map of the British American Plantations, , a link on Digital History.
Unformatted text preview: Period 3 ( – ) Review Sheet Chapters 4 – 6 of the American History Textbook Welcome to Period 3!This period accounts for roughly 12% of the exam. In past exams, this period has been a popular choice for essays and Short Answer Questions, so make sure you are able to explain main ideas!
Albany Plan of Union ( essentially right at the start of the Seven Years’ War) Background Info: The French build a series of forts in to keep out English traders.
Washington’s efforts to . Since Benjamin Franklin began publishing political cartoons in the eighteenth century, political. became the main proponent of the “Albany Plan of Union,” which proposed combining the colonies into a From Library of Congress Serial and Government Publications Division.
In , at the Albany Congress, Benjamin Franklin suggested a plan of union to coordinate defenses across the continent. Tens of thousands of colonials fought during the war.