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Early American Culture
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What were two different ways that the lives of the colonist were different from England?
there was different climate and living conditions
How were the colonists able to prosper?
cheap farmland and abundant natural resources
What did land ownership provide for the colonists
it gave colonists political rights as well as properity
How was the class system of the colonies different from that of Europe?
no titled aristrocracy large middle class, huge underclass of slaves (America)
How were the poor able to benefit from the opportunities in America?
greater opportunities allowed the poor to rise into the middle ranks
Where did most Americans live?
What were some chores of women who lived on farms?
women did inside work like cooking and churning butter
What might some of the women who lived in towns and cities do?
women who lived in towns had similiar chores, but also could run inns or other buisnesses widows practiced trade themselves
What were some of the limitations of colonial women?
they could not vote, preach, own property (married), money earned went to husband
What were some of the chores done by men?
they did outside work like cutting trees and butchering meat
What was the size of a typical American family? How did this help those on farms?
families were large. more people in the family meant more workers.
How did the life of a boy change when he became six years old?
he became breeched, or given pants
When did a boy become an apprentice? Describe his life as an apprentice.
13. they learned a trade from an expierienced craftsmen. worked for about 7 years, and craftsmen would supply everything needed
What often happened to girls when they turned thirteen?
they were sent away to another household to learn special skills such as weaving
How was literacy in the colonies different from England? Which colony was the most literate?
the colonies differed from europe in levels of education. new england was most literate
Why were children taught to read?
so they could understand the Bible
Why were educated African Americans rarely found in colonies?
it was illegal to teach enslaved african americans, and free african americans were often kept out of school
What were some of the popular publications of the colonies?
newspaper, almanac, primer
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