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2 Main Idea- In 1750, one colonist out of 20 lived in a city Vicky Larsh and Rebecca Hoerter

3 Unlike a quiet farm life, cities were loud and exciting places. The <3 of the city was the waterfront, the waterfront was where the ships brought news from England, paint, carpets, furniture, and books. MAIN IDEA Market places Market places were crowded with people Fishermen sold their catch and farmers sold their eggs, milk, and cheese Taverns, not far from the market place, served food and drink. People gathered at the market place to gossip and talk about news from other colonies. Waterfront Marketplace

4 Cities were noisy, smelly, places. Church bells rang daily. Carts ran loudly over the streets paved with round cobblestone. The air was filled with the stench of rotting garbage and open sewerage. Animals ran loose in the streets During hot weather clouds of flies and mosquitoes swarmed around. Cities were noisy, smelly, places. Church bells rang daily. Carts ran loudly over the streets paved with round cobblestone. The air was filled with the stench of rotting garbage and open sewerage. Animals ran loose in the streets During hot weather clouds of flies and mosquitoes swarmed around. The city homes were close together on winding roads. Most of the houses were built of wood with thatched roofs like the houses the colonists had left behind in Europe. The windows were small because the glass was expensive. The city homes were close together on winding roads. Most of the houses were built of wood with thatched roofs like the houses the colonists had left behind in Europe. The windows were small because the glass was expensive.

5 For lighting, they used torches made of pine that burned brightly when wedged between hearth stone in a fireplace. They also burned grease in metal containers called Betty Lamps They made candles scented with bayberries. The city was a dangerous place because of all of the constant fire. Because of all the fire the colonists kept a bucket of water hanging by their front door. When ever there was a fire the whole town helped put it out To help put it out they made an assembly line from the fire to the river, pond or well They handed the buckets from the river, pond or well to the fire Betty Lamp Torch

6 The Magna Carta

7 The English Bill of Rights The crown was offered to the prince of Orange, Prince William, in 1689. Prince William agreed to fallow the English Bill of Rights The English Bill o f Rights is a thing that gives taxes to elected representatives The people wanted to choose who made the laws and set their taxes

8 The colonist saw themselves as English citizens. They wanted the same rights as they had back in England. The most important thing the colonist thought is to have their voice in government. Rights of Colonists

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10 1)How many out of 20 colonists lived in a city?__________________________ 2) What did farmers sell at the market? ________________________________ 3) What was the of the city?_____________________________________ 4)The cities were… a) noisy, smelly places b) loud, and sweet smelling places c) disgusting places with trash everywhere 5)For lighting they used… a) Street lights, flashlights, and cell phone lights b) torches, candles, and betty lamps c) fire places, lamps, and natural light from the sun and moon/sky

11 !!!Pictures!!! Magna Carta English Bill of Rights Magna Carta English Bill of Rights


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