Life in the 13 Colonies

Life in the 13 Colonies

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  • Slavery
  • Colonial Education
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  • Social Class
  • About 10 million slaves and more were transported to the America's between the 1500's and the 1800's. Slave traders would take them and put them in reallytiny ships to different continents. The slaves were then sold to wealthy people to work for them.
  • Colonial Government
  • Habeas Corpus!
  • Bill of Rights!
  • Schools then were only for white children. The schools would teach reading, writing, religion and math.In the south there was very few schools, but the wealthy would have private tutors.
  • Roles of Men, Women, and Children
  • The highest social class of the colonies were the gentries. The middle class were farmers and artisans. The lowest class consisted of indentured servants and slaves, but the indentured servants were still higher on the social ladder than slaves.
  • How the English Regulated Trade
  • The colonies had a democratic government. Some of the court houses in the colonies were The House of Burgesses in Virginia, The General Court in Massachusetts, and the General Assembly in Pennsylvania. Another law they passed, than the ones up above, was the Slave Codes. These are just a few of the laws they passed.
  • Separation of Powers!
  • Freedom of the Press!
  • The men of the household / husband controlled a family's property and income. Women would take care of the children and household. The children would be expected to help around the house, usually by age 7 and would also go to school.
  • The English regulated the trade because most goods had to be imported to the America's. The English king passed a law saying that they had to use their ships and also taxed them on that. 
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