Presentation on theme: "Life in the Colony. Challenges Dense Forests Had to clear Damp hot climate Mosquitoes/ Malaria Dangerous jobs Logging Hunting seafaring."— Presentation transcript:
Life in the Colony
Challenges Dense Forests Had to clear Damp hot climate Mosquitoes/ Malaria Dangerous jobs Logging Hunting seafaring Widowed several times
Ann Durant was first female lawyer in Colonies, among other jobs. Women had to work hard to help survive in the colonies. Do a man’s job often. Had very few rights When married husband took control over her belongings. Called coverture. Story of Diana Harris Forester….
Anglican was official church of England. Quakers dominated so they built their own institutions.
Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina Appoint a governor to rule a colony Colonist who owned 50+ could vote for people that created laws Gov. chose members of a council that helped enforce laws People wanted to use Americas to make England rich Colonist did not want to please aristocrats. Difficult to find an honest man to serve.
1677 Tensions became armed rebellion. Colonist and Proprietors clashed over laws, Navigation Act. Colonist had to ship products to England using English ships Gave England a monopoly on American Resources. Imposed taxes to enforce regulation
Colonist shipped to Boston and Indies, not to England Used ships that offered the best prices. Carolina Colonies just ignored the law, England was far away.
Miller was sent as governor to enforce Navigation Act Seized cargos Imposed fines Jailed those who challenged Sent ship to patrol Albemarle sound for smugglers.
Miller tried to arrest Durant, and the colonist got MAD!!!! Durant and Surveyor General John Culpeper, led a group of armed men and captured Miller. Imprisoned him and other English officials Colonist created their own assembly the met at Culpeper's house Became known as Culpeper’s Rebellion
Miller escaped to England Culpeper followed to defend rebels. England let it slide because they did not want to lose land, sent a new Governor, but he was captured by pirates, sis not arrive for years. Carolina Colonist governed themselves.