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American Life in the 1800s
Population 1800 = 5.3 million (1 mil of those were slaves) 1850 = 23 million (3.2 slaves) 2014 = 313 million Immigrants In those 50 years, 18 million European immigrants moved to the United States for land. Lots of German and Irish - 250,000 Scotch Irish came as indentured servants By 1850, Irish are 43% of the immigrant population New York had more Irish born citizens than Dublin, Ireland!!! That’s the capital of Ireland! Lots of anti Irish sentiments
What do the age brackets tell you about American society in the 1800s? What were the most populated states? Where did slaves live? The North gradually ended slavery through the 1840s.
American Life in the 1800s 80% of American families lived on farms. Cities were very sophisticated. No mainstream cameras yet.
American Life in the 1800s At 6-years-old, children would start working to help the family. Education was done mostly at home although some communities would join together to hire a teacher to instruct their children. Teachers were generally 14 to 15-year-old women who would work in a one room school house for all students no matter the age. Students did their work with chalk and slate
Education in the 1800s Schools focused on the 3 Rs Reading, wRiting, and ‘Rithmatic Noah Webster Father of American Scholarship and Education Wrote spelling books First dictionary in 1828
Jobs in the 1800s Farmer Blacksmith Factory Worker
What was cool in 1800s? Names Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah and Ann John, William, James, and George Hobbies Reading – Now reading for fun was becoming mainstream. Banjo, fiddle, dancing, chess, checkers, cock fighting, barn raisings, husking bees Fur Trade 1816 – 1850
What was cool in 1800s? Books Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Laura Ingalls Wilder 1867 – 1957 American author who wrote about her experiences growing up during this time period in The Little House on the Prairie. At 14-years-old she became a teacher At 18, she married 28-year-old Almanzo Wilder