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mercantilism and triangular trade.
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To get credit your facts must be numbered.
Today, I will understand and draw the colonial
social structure; identify key aspects of African
culture and the struggle to maintain a cultural
identity while being enslaved; explain how the
Great Awakening impacted the colonies and how
children were educated in the colonies.
If you do a good job with taking notes, you will
not have homework (my discretion).
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In 1700 there was less than 300,000 people
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Ratio of English settlers to other colonists: 20 to 1
By 1775 there were 2.5 million people
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Ratio of English settlers to other colonists dramatically dropped to: 3 to 1
89% increase.
The biggest colonies were Virginia, Massachusetts,
Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Maryland
90% of all people lived in rural areas and worked on farms
There were only 4 major cities: Philadelphia, New York, Boston
and Charleston
80% of the total British and continental emigration to America
prior to the Revolutionary War were Indentured Servants
20% of population of North America were slaves (approx.
560,000)
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90% of slaves were in the South
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Dr. D. Shi from Furman University
Write 5 useful facts.
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Gentry
Wealthy landowners,
merchants, ministers,
and royal officials
Low class:
hired
farmhands,
white
indentured
servants and
free blacks
The Middle Class
Smaller land owne
Less successful
professional and
artisans
Outside the
social structure
were enslaved
Africans that
were treated as
chattel
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Roles/treatment/expectations of women varied
depending on the colony and location within the
colony.
Most women would take care of the household
and related tasks.
Women in the “backcountry” would work in the
field with their husband.
Some women, especially in larger populated areas
would become skilled crafts-workers (butcher,
silversmith and some would become “midwives”
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Africans were able to maintain more of their cultural
identity in areas where they interacted less with whites
(example South Carolina, with is the largest
slaveholding colony)
Gullah (combination of English and Bantu languages)
In some areas slaves would become skilled laborers
and be able to purchase their freedom (rather
uncommon after 1800)
Africans living in the Middle and New England
colonies were greatly outnumbered and would often
live in cities (Philly, New York, and Newport)
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Yes, ppl. were becoming even more spiritual (if
that’s possible)
Examine the life you’re living: “Are you going to
hell?!? [We are all], “sinners in the hands of an
angry God”
Edwards and Whitefield (old school evangelists).
Led to a democratic movement within the church
that spread to politics (challenge authority when
liberties are at stake
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New England (ppl live closer together), public
schools (1647) all parents must teach their
children to read and write and understand the
principles of religion (sounds rather Puritanical
to me).
1 room schoolhouse (all children and all gradelevels
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Population is a little more spread out, thus
private schools were created. Parents would
send their children for the week to attend and
pay private tuition (obviously not for
everyone).
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Population extraordinarily spread out.
Wealthy plantation owners would hire private
tutors to live on the grounds and teach their
children.
Only few people in society could afford a
formal education, thus ill-literacy was highest
in the Southern Colonies.
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