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Colonial Project

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Transcript of Colonial Project

Understand
a Topic
December 8, 1777
Families

Families in the colonies
were very large. The
average family was
about 6-12 people,
consisting of parents,
children, grandmothers
grandfathers, and
cousins.The men worked
the fields and the women
kept the household clean
and took care of the children.
In these families, it could be
stressful because of farming the
unknown land. It would be very rare
for there to be none or very little work
on the farm or in the house
The Frontier, December 6, 1777

Life on the frontier
was difficult. The colonists
had few luxeries and relied on
whatever the land could offer
them. The colonists relied on
one tool, the gun. This provided
protection, from animals as well
as thieves.

The frontier attracted many
types of Eurpean immigrants and
sometimes theives and murders
December 7, 1777

Food and Drink

On my visit to
Delaware, I made
notes on the food.
Poorer people usually
ate a hasty pudding
made from corn meal.
Richer people had
servants bring them lemon
and other rich foods. They
both drank alcoholic substenses
because they thought the water was
unclean, but when they found that it was
clean, they quickly adopted it.
By: Devonne Fromm
Native Americans Teaching Colonists
December 9, 1777

In the colony of Massachusetts, there are
many Natives. You would think that
there would be some kind of conflict,
but they are teaching the colonists how to farm.

Colonists barely knew how to farm until they had help
of the Natives. They had amazing corn crops, as well as
greens. While the seasons changed from fall to winter,
the Natives taught the colonists how to make fur pelts and mocansins to keep warm. The unique part about all of this, is that the Natives did all of this without changing their own customs.
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December 10, 1777
The Enslaved Population

By the late 1760's, the
enslaved population was bigger than the white population. The slaves could be seperated from their families which caused change in religion or traditions. The whites needed the slaves to help on their ginormous plantations down south.

The slaves could also rebel against their owners. They would avoid chores, attempt to escape , or even murder their masters.

If a slave did something wrong, their masters could give out gruesome punishments. They would whip , brand, or even kill them. They would kill them by imapling their heads on a metal pole or hanging them.

This caused an uprising all over the south between slaves and their masters.
December 11, 1777
Religious Rituals

Religion played a huge role
in everyday life. All families
must own a bible, which was one
of the few books the family would
have. Sabbath days (on sundays)
were very important because families
would spend almost all day at the
church.

Children had to behave on the Sabbath
day. If they didnt they would be punished
by being kept in a cage.
December 12,1777
Conflict Over The Land

In the north, there were many
conflicts over land between Natives and
colonists. They tried making treaties but
most of the time, the colonists did not obey
them.

Some tribes, like the Powhatans and the Pequots,
resisted against the colonists decisions. This was
sometimes a fatal choice for some tribes, because
they were often destroyed in battle. The fighting
lasted as long as a few days to a few hours.
December 14
December 13, 1777

The Importance of the Church

The church was an important
icon in the 1700's. For a long time
it was the only place to socialize and
advertise, but thats not the only thing
the church was used for.

In church, the seating was seperated
by gender and race. usually having males seated
in the back and women and children in the front.
African Americans were seated in seperate booths.
The service lasted about four hours total.

Afterwards, they would discuss prices or eat.
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