2What was it like? It wasn’t modern. They had no cars. No trains. No telephones. No electricity. No lights. No heaters. No dishwashers. No washing machines. No running water. No toilets. No factories to make toys, clothes, or anything. No supermarkets, malls, or department stores.
4There were only two ways to travel on land. The first was walking. The second was on horses. Sometimes people rode on wagons pulled by horses.
5When it got dark, people usually went to bed because they couldn’t see When it got dark, people usually went to bed because they couldn’t see. If they needed light, then they would use candles or oil lamps. The oil lamps burned oil that came from whale blubber.
6When it got cold, they had to get wood to burn in a fireplace.
7When they needed water to drink, cook with, clean with, or bathe in, they had to walk to the well and carry the water back to their house.
8If they needed to use the toilet, then they would just go outside.
9Most people grew their own food in a garden. Most people had their own chickens, pigs, and cows.
10Farmers would carry their extra food to the towns to sell Farmers would carry their extra food to the towns to sell. The farmers had small markets where they could sell their produce.
11Most people had to make their own things Most people had to make their own things. People made their own clothes, candles, shoes, or dishes.
12Some people, called craftsmen, made products to sell in the towns.
27Many people in New England were Puritans. The Puritans had their own government. They voted in town meetings.These meetings helped start democracy in America.These meetings also started the Revolution in America. They wanted to be free and independent.
28The Puritans believed everybody should read the Bible. They started the first public schools, so everybody could learn how to read.
29In the Middle Colonies, the weather was warmer. It was better for farmers. They grew a lot of food. They sent their food to the cities to sell in the markets.
30People in the Middle Colonies often came from Germany, Holland, Sweden, France, and Scotland. They spoke many different languages.
31In the Southern Colonies, the weather was very warm. There were many large plantations.