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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
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
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
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.
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
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
5. Newspapers and Books A.Newspapers were very common B.Almanacs were a popular type of book
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
6. The Great Awakening C. Encouraged equality and the right to challenge authority. (ROOTS OF THE REVOLUTION!!!!!)
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!