In the New York Colony you had to own land to be able to vote. You also had to be over the age of 21. You also had to belong to the religion of the colony or else you could not vote. English women that owned property weren't even aloud to vote.
Different Social Classes
The Navigation Acts were put into effect which regulated trade between England and its colonies. Trade became more bigger, other colonies got what they needed, or wanted.
Fathers controlled the family income and property. Women cooked, did the laundry and spun yarn into cloth that she made into family clothing. Children younger than 7 had no requirements other than playing games.
Many European colonists came to America hoping to start a new life. Land was main measure of wealth in England and other European countries.
In some early Christian societies slaves were freed if they became Christian. In African societies people in war were only enslaved for a few years. Maryland passed a law that said baptism did not lead to liberty. This means that people could be enslaved for life.
Most colonial educations were restricted to white children. Some Quaker and Anglican missionaries taught enslaved people to read. Some enslaved people passed their learning in secret.