FOUNDING FATHERS George Washington- He was the first President of the United States Alexander Hamilton- He was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury Thomas Jefferson- He could speak 5 different languages fluently John Adams- He was the first vice President
THIRTEEN COLONIES New England contains of 4 colonies. Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island The Middle Colonies contains of 4 colonies. New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware The Southern Colonies contains of 5 colonies. Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia
SOCIOECONOMIC REGIONS New England was known for fishing, and being dependent on the ocean The Middle Colonies were known for farming, logging, shipbuilding, textile production and paper making The Southern Colonies were known for slavery. Charleston became one of the centers of the America slave trade in the 1700’s
WHY DID SLAVERY COME TO AMERICA? Slavery came to America because the colonial people needed help in the fields. Chesapeake Region became most dependent on slavery because they had lots of big plantations.
JOBS DURING COLONIAL TIMES Silversmith- a sculptor of silver, from first pour to final polish Blacksmith- crafters of hardware for homes and tools for fellow tradesmen Gunsmith- master of forge, file and wood
CRAFTS AND GAMES OF THE COLONIES Board games Puzzles Cards Rolling hoops Walking on stilts Nine pins
COSTUMES/CLOTHES OF THE COLONIES Men wore breeches, coats, cloaks, cravats, hats, shoes, stockings, under shirts Women wore caps, gowns, petticoats, shoes, sleeve ruffles
COLONIAL FOOD Peanut soup Gingerbread and Holiday Wassail Tidewater Chili
HOMES/SHELTERS Poor- the poor would use whatever they could find that was available to them to build a home. They often lived in dugout houses Middle Class- if you were middle class you would live in a 1 or 2 room house Rich- if you were rich you would probably live in the south. You would live on a large plantation. Most people had slaves to help them work on there field
EDUCATION Education was widely accessible to those who could afford it, so youth interpreters frequently depict educational activities such as practicing letters on slate boards, reading 18 th -century children’s books and assembling puzzles. Sewing was a important part of a young lady’s education, so girls sit by the window working on samplers, mending clothing, or perhaps making doll clothes.