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Chapter 3 Section 2
Colonists brought ideas and customs from Europe. Most believed: – ________________________________ – ________________________________. Differences between social ranks showed in colonial clothes, houses, and manners. Ordinary people wore dresses or plain pants and shirts. Gentry (gentle folk ) wore wigs, silk stockings, lace cuffs, and the latest fashions. Gentry men and women wealthy enough to hire others to work for them
Wealth in Land For colonists, land =_____________. Most landowners were white men. Mansions displayed wealth In each colony, a small group of elite landowning men dominated politics.
Printers Very vital -local news and information. _______________, most famous printers, published Poor Richards Almanac. Farmers Farms varied from large cash-crop plantations in the South to small, self- supporting farms in the Middle and New England Colonies. Trades and Occupations Artisans Young boys became _________________, made silver products, cabinets, tinware, pottery, and glassware.
Women and the Law English common law- husbands had complete control over wife. Women could not: – __________________ __________________ Husbands were allowed to beat their wives. Womens Duties _______________ Gardening Washing ________________ Weaving cloth Assisting others in childbirth ________________ ________________ Colonial Women
Goal for colonial household was to be self- sufficient. _______________________________ _____________________ Men grew crops, or made goods like shoes, guns, and candles. Women ran the household and assisted with the crops. ________________________________________. The Nature of Work
Colonial Education Children received very little ___________________. Puritans believed everyone should read the ______, so New England Colonies became early leaders in the development of ________________________. ___________________passed a law requiring towns to set up grammar schools for boys. Girls expected to learn from their mothers at home. only the ____________ attended college, trained to be lawyers or ministers. Harvard, Yale, and William and Mary were the only three colleges in the colonies until the 1740s.