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Occupations and Life of Colonial America

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FC: Mixbook by: Andrew Jones period 3

1: Table of Contents Page 1 Large Landowners Page 2 Farmers Page 3 Artisians Page 4 Women Page 5 Slaves and Indentured Servants Page 6 Reason for Writing

2: In the colonies large plantation owners mostly lived in the southern colonies, because of weather. They usually depended indentured servants or enslaved African Americans for the labor to work the land and harvest crops. | Something that happened in some, but not all cases was that the indentured servants or slaves were educated. The social culture of these land owners were rich and would have many slaves at a time.

3: The farmers of the colonies lived every where and planted, grown, and harvested their crops according to the land. This means that in the New England colonies they had rocky soil so they had a ruff time planting crops. It was easy for the Mid-Atlantic and Southern farmers, because they had better soil and weather conditions to work with. The farmers didn't use servants or slaves, but instead they use the family they had for help in the field. Now me personally I would rather have my family help me on the farm if I had one.

4: Artisians in the colonies work as craftsmen and blacksmiths. This means they had apprentices to help in their work. They were also know as skilled workers. | These craftsmen mainly worked in small towns and cities within the thirteen colonies.

5: One of the jobs for colonial women was caretakers and house makers for the families of the colonies. A lot of the women at that thought that it was unfair that they couldn't vote. | In colonial times it was hard for women to get a decent education, because people didn't believe that they were as good as men.

6: Servants were able to own land after their contract was up and were not allowed to vote so they didn't have many rights. They didn't have enough money to pay for passage. Slaves were captured in Africa and sold to slave traders. They were owned as property for life and had no rights. Children of slaves were born into slavery and also had no rights.

7: Later England taxed them and forced them to do stuff they didn't want to do to cause the Revolutionary War. | The reason for writing and creating this was to inform student s about the jobs and life of the thirteen English colonies. The thirteen colonies were Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Virginia, Maryland, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Hampshire. England wanted land and riches so they sent people over to start the colonies and later slaves were sent over to help farm in the southern colonies. The Colonies were all settled for different reasons, but all settled for a new life.

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