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3 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

4 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

5 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

6 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.

7 TOOLS OF THE COLONIES  Augers  Saws  Hammers

8 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

9 CRAFTS AND GAMES OF THE COLONIES  Board games  Puzzles  Cards  Rolling hoops  Walking on stilts  Nine pins

10 COSTUMES/CLOTHES OF THE COLONIES  Men wore breeches, coats, cloaks, cravats, hats, shoes, stockings, under shirts  Women wore caps, gowns, petticoats, shoes, sleeve ruffles

11 COLONIAL FOOD  Peanut soup  Gingerbread and Holiday Wassail  Tidewater Chili

12 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

13 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.

14 WEBLIOGRAPHY     


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