a young person who learns a skill from a more experienced person
a skilled worker, such as a blacksmith, carpenter, rope maker, shoe maker
triangular trade routes
routes across the Atlantic Ocean from the American colonies to Africa and then to the West Indies. Or from the American coloines to England then to Africa and back to the colonies. These routes were important for trade and the slavery business.
the second leg of the triangular trade route where ships filled with slaves would dail from West Aftrica to the West Indies. The ships were jammed full with African slaves who suffered terribly. Many died of hunger, thirst, or disease during the trip.
to rely on nobody else
was an open space in the center of the town where cattle and sheep could graze and where people could assemble.
wealthy souther land owners who buildt huge plantations where cas crops like indig, cotton and tobacco where grown.
printer, inventor, diplomat, born in Boston and lived and worked in Philadelphia. He founded the first newspaper, hospital, public library, firehouse, university. He invented the lightning rod, the stove , glass, harmonica, bifocal glasses and much more.
Elizabeth Lucas Pinckney
a wealthy planter who developed the indigo plant and industry on her plantation in South Carolina
New England colonies
Industries- lumber, furs, ship building, shipping, fishing, whaling
industries- farming, cattle, iron, furs, shipping, lumber
industries-tobacco, rice, lumber, indigo
Apprentices learned a craft or skill from an artisan or master craftsman.
Thier families had to the artisan to accipt them and teach them the trade. They were taken at a young age (8-10) and would work and often live with the "master" for 10 or more years to learn their craft. They had to follow a strict contract which told them when they had to work. The contract also told thme how they had to behave (go to church, never drink, swear or gamble). After the long period of study under the artisan, the apprentice had to make a single, perfect example of their craft and present it to the artisan who would decide if this "master piece" was good enough. If it was, then the apprentice could "graduate" and be an artisan too and open up a business of their own.
In the south most people lived on small farms
only the very rich planters had plantations
On plantations the day to day work
was directed by the overseer, not the planter.
Slaves were not considered people but
possessions to be used or abused as the overseer or planter chose
There were house slaves
who took care of the house and family of the planter and there were field slaves who did the hard labor in the fields
In New England and the Middle colonies there were no plantations
people lived on farms or in towns where they owned shops or mills or worked a craft.