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CE Notes 5-6: Life in the Colonies. Week 2: DO NOW TUESDAY 1.What type of government do we have in America? 2.Who do you think was the worst leader in.

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1 CE Notes 5-6: Life in the Colonies

2 Week 2: DO NOW TUESDAY 1.What type of government do we have in America? 2.Who do you think was the worst leader in history? 3.Do you think the people should have a say in government? WEDNESDAY 1.In which type of economic system can private individuals own property? 2.Which type of government has a king or a queen with all the power? 3.Which type of democracy do we have in America? THURSDAY 1.Which colonial region did the puritans go to find religious freedom? 2.What were the middle colonies called? 3.Which colonial region relied on slave labor?

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4 RAP 5 Which colonial region do you think people were the most spread out? Which colonial region do you think people were the least tolerant (accepting) of other religions?

5 Notes 6 Life in…NEW ENGLAND –People live close together in cities and small towns. –Religion (Puritanism) is the center of peoples’ lives. Study the Bible regularly Go to church for long hours on Sundays Theocracy: church leaders are political leaders (only white males) Salem Witch Trials: 1692 in Mass. –Education: public schools began in MA (Horace Mann) –Government: New England town meeting (Direct Democracy) Eventually becomes anti-British  Sons of Liberty, Committees of Correspondence

6 Horace Mann starts the FIRST public school in Massachusetts

7 Salem Witch Trials

8 Old South Meeting House What type of Democracy was used here?

9 Notes 6 Life in…Middle Colonies –People live on farms, cities and towns –Religion: Many different religions, known as a place for “religious tolerance.” Catholics, Quakers, Methodists, Baptists –Government: Gov’ts were set up to treat people equally and accept differences –Famous people: William Penn

10 Where did this man reside? New England, Middle or Southern Colonies? The Quakers  a symbol of religious tolerance in the middle colonies!

11 Notes 6 Life in…Southern Colonies –People are spread out on plantations –Rich plantation owners form a “planter aristocracy.” –Education: Only the wealthy are educated –Racism: Slavery leaves a legacy of racism/discrimination the south continues to struggle with. (White vs. Black) –Georgia: “debtor colony”  where debtors from England were sent. “Buffer Colony”  buffer from Spanish owned Florida

12 Notes 6 Pre-Revolutionary Events First Great Awakening: evangelical religious movement that spread all over the colonies. Increased religious tolerance w/the development of new religions. Salutary Neglect: period from 1607 to 1763 where the British did not enforce laws on the colonies  Leads to SELF GOVERNMENT French and Indian War ( ): War btw the British and the French in Canada. Many colonists fought for England in the war. Caused England to have HUGE debts. –Proclamation of 1763: Line drawn by England that the colonists can’t move past-makes them feel caged in

13 Proclamation of Which color area did the British say the colonists could live in? 2.Why were the Colonists angry about England’s Proclamation?

14 Jonathan Edwards First Great Awakening Sinners in the hands of an Angry God And you, children, who are unconverted, do not you know that you are going down to hell, to bear the dreadful wrath of that God, who is now angry with you every day and every night? Will you be content to be the children of the devil

15 PIT 5 Imagine you are living in ONE of the colonial regions. Make a brochure advertising for people to move to your region from Europe. –Panel 1: Cover –Panel 2: Describe life in your colonial region. You could have a testimonial from a colonist –Panel 3: 5 top reasons to come to your region 2 reasons why a person SHOULD NOT go to a different region –Panel 4: decorate the back how ever you want!


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