Everyday Life in the 1800’s Food They would have to make all of their food. They would eat deer, fruits, vegetables, and bread often. Grocery Shopping and Bills 1 bag of flour $1.80 Small measure of potatoes daily at .17 per day $1.19 1/4 lb of tea .38 1 qt milk .56 1 lb cheap coffee .35 Sugar 3 1/2 lb $1.05 1/2 ration meats per week $3.50 4 lb. butter $1.60 2 lb. lard .38 Dried apples for treats .25 Vegetables .50 Soap, starch, pepper, salt, vinegar, etc. $1.00 2 bushels of coal $1.36 Kerosene .30 Sundries .28 Rent $4.00 week Total $18.50 The average wage earner only made $16.00 a week. Transportation Moat people would use a horse drawn carriage. They would ride on dirt or mud roads that were hard to get through. They would also walk to places when it was close enough. Schools Boys would go to school. They would write with a quill pen. Girls would stay home and learn about taking care of the household. They knew what to do around the age of 9. Homes Homes that were built in the Greek Revival style were popular. This meant that homes were simple yet, elegant. Women’s Clothing Women wore dresses with a full length skirt. They wore bonnets and aprons as well. Men’s Clothing Men wore jackets with a white button up shirt underneath. They wore shorter pants called breeches. They wore boots as their shoes. Children's Clothing Little girls wore dresses and bonnets. Little boys wore pants and a short jacket Important Events in the 1800’s In the 1840’s was the time of Manifest Destiny and the westward movement. Everyone Stop and look up the definition of manifest destiny in their books to review what this is. Manifest Destiny This is when people moved to Texas, Oregon, and California to discover the new land and to start a new life.