Presentation on theme: "Jobs/duties during Colonial times – Boys would attend school and then become an apprentice An apprentice lives with a tradesman and learn their craft such."— Presentation transcript:
Jobs/duties during Colonial times – Boys would attend school and then become an apprentice An apprentice lives with a tradesman and learn their craft such as blacksmith, silversmith, taylor, etc. – Girls would attend school and then stay home to learn how to run a household Females were in charge of domestic duties like cleaning, cooking, sewing and taking care of children.
Changing Times The Magna Carta limited the power of the king back in 1215 after King John exerted too much power. Many colonies were set up with the idea of Self-government because the King was so far away and wasn’t sure they would succeed. – Only white men could vote
Colonists expected to have the same traditional rights as all English citizens. In 1735 – Peter Zenger, Publisher of the New York Weekly Journal, was arrested for writing criticisms about the governor. He was charged with libel. He won his case and it helped establish the idea of Freedom of the Press in the colonies.