We don't like England bossing us around! We want to be our own government!
How the English Regulated Trade
You can't trade with any countries except for us!
No! How will we make money?
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Roles of Men, Women, and Children
Wait a minute, I'm only expected to obey my husband and work at the house?!
Happy seventh birthday!
...But now I have to labor away by being a farmer...
-The colonies created their own government and they declared themselves independent. -Voting was limited to white men who owned property. -A court case took place in 1735 to help to enact the right of freedom of the press.
The Three Different Social Classes
-There was an English law that stated that the colonies could only trade with the mother country. -It was a problem for the colonies because they could not make as much profit as they could have. -Could not trade tobacco with other countries for money and resources.
-Family members were expected to obey the head male. He controlled the family's money and property. -Women were expected to get married, have children, work at the house, and obey their husbands. -The children began to work at age 7. They began to take on harder jobs at age 12.
-Gentrys were upper-class citizens. They were wealthy lawyers, royal officials, planters, and merchants. -The middle-class citizens made money by being farmers and artisans. -The lower-class citizens were slaves and indentured servants. They were very poor.
-During the 1500's to the 1800's, there were about 10 million slaves that were transported to the Americas. -They were transported there on the Middle Passage (route across the Atlantic Ocean) -While on the Middle Passage, about 15 to 20 percent of enslaved Africans died.
-Girls usually did not go to school past elementary school. -Some boys went to grammar school after elementary school where they learned Greek, Latin, geography, math, and English. -Girls often attended dame schools taught by women in their homes.