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Chapter 5 Section 1 1. Land Rights and Wealth A.In the colonies, people had more rights than Europe 1. Not many people in Europe could vote or own land.

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1 Chapter 5 Section 1 1. Land Rights and Wealth A.In the colonies, people had more rights than Europe 1. Not many people in Europe could vote or own land

2 1. Land Rights and Wealth 2. In America, most white male land owners could vote a. City dwellers could vote, for a fee 3. No royal titles in America a. Class rank was based on wealth

3 2. Women and the Economy A.Women worked hard a. sewed, made soap, butter, candles, spun fibers and cooked b. some ran businesses B. Women could not vote or own property

4 3. Young People at Work A.Children as young as 3 years old, worked B.At 6 yrs old, boys went to work with their fathers on the farm or started learning a trade. C.At 11 yrs. old, boys became apprentices D.Girls learned womens work at home.

5 4. Colonial Schooling A. Education was considered very important 1. So that children could read the Bible 2. Wealthy children also learned to write and do math- from private tutors or private schools

6 4. Colonial Schooling 3. Poor children attended Dame Schools where they learned the alphabet and to read. 4. It was illegal to teach slaves to read and write

7 5. Newspapers and Books A.Newspapers were very common B.Almanacs were a popular type of book

8 6. The Great Awakening A.Religion had taken a back seat B.The Great Awakening was a movement that brought religion to the front again 1. Famous travelling preachers: a. John Edwards b. George Whitefield

9 6. The Great Awakening C. Encouraged equality and the right to challenge authority. (ROOTS OF THE REVOLUTION!!!!!)

10 7. Enlightenment A.Movement emphasizing science and reason a. Ben Franklin- science and writing b. Isaac Newton-science c. John Locke-government & philosophy Governments should give their people, life, liberty and property if they dont, the people should overthrow their government!


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