Social Studies Chapter 4 Mini Project

Social Studies Chapter 4 Mini Project

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  • Colonial Government
  • 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!
  • England -->
  • No! How will we make money?
  • <-- 13 Colonies
  • 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
  • Gentrys
  • Lower-class
  • -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.
  • Slavery
  • -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. 
  • Colonial Education
  • -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.
  • Middle-class
  • -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.
  • Have fun...
  • I'm off to school!
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