Life in America: the 1800s

Life in America: the 1800s

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American History I Honors Project. 2018-2019 Fall Semester

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  • It is Massachusetts, 1784.  Like its neighboring states, Massachusett's economy is at an all-time low, specifically in the state's wide range of rural areas. As a result, pro-debtor laws are being enacted in several state legislatures, yet the Massachusetts government has other plans...
  • This is the Carter family: William Carter, Emily Carter, and their 5-year-old daughter, Bianca Carter. They were one of the many families who owned and lived on a farm, and little do they know, one of the many who were forced to experience the unjustifiable acts of Massachusett's goverment toward those in debt. 
  • One day, an officer and an accompanying boy walked solemnly to the Carter's farm with a haughty document in hand. 
  • This haughty document elaborately explained that since the Carters have not payed back their dues, they must give up their house and farm. 
  • In other words, they had to leave their home by nightfall...
  • And off they went...
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