Between the years 1726 and 1750, the English colonies in America were steadily growing. The thirteenth colony, Georgia, was founded during these years. Benjamin Franklin was a vibrant Philadelphian making a name for himself. This was also the time of the Great Awakening. While England made some rules to try and protect its own economic interests like the Iron Act and the Molasses Act, in general it kept a hands off approach to the colonies. However, storm clouds were brewing as hostilities between England and France continued to grow. King George's War which occurred during these years foreshadowed the French and Indian War. Read about these and the other key events of this twenty-five year stretch: American History Timeline 1726-1750.