ENLIGHTENMENT

1660

Restoration of Charles II as King of England and Scotland; founding of the Royal Society of London.

1688

The Glorious Revolution replaces James II and VII with William and Mary.

1693

Founding of College of William and Mary.

1706

Birth of Benjamin Franklin in Boston.

1707

Union of parliaments of England and Scotland to form Great Britain.

1721

Inoculation controversy in Boston.

1731

Founding of the Library Company of Philadelphia.

1738

George Whitefield arrives in North America for evangelical tour.

1743

Founding of the American Philosophical Society.

1746

Founding of the College of New Jersey.

1754

Founding of King's College.

1751

Benjamin Franklin's “Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind.”

1754

Correspondence of Esther Burr ...

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