3In England only 5% of the population owned land. In America, land was up for grabs. Anyone, with any money, could own land. So, many Americans were landowners.
4Social Mobility~In England there was very little social mobility. If you were going to “be someone”, you HAD to own land. ~Since England is a small island, the only people that owned land were nobility – people who had inherited land from their ancestors.
5Cheap farmland and plentiful natural resources were two elements that gave English colonial farmers a chance to prosper.
6Although women were essential to the colonial economy, women were not allowed to own land, vote, preach in most churches, and by law, even the money she earned belonged to her husband.
7In the social ranks of colonial life, women held the same rank as their husbands.
8In the colonies, children as young as three or four were expected to be useful. At the age of six, boys began to help their fathers at work. Around age 11 many boys left home to become apprentices in a trade.
9Colonial Social RanksHighLarge landownersChurch officialsGovernment officialsWealthy merchantsUpper MiddleSmall farmersTrades-peopleLower MiddleRentersUnskilled workersLowIndentured servantsslavesLand was plentiful in America. If a person worked hard, he could eventual own his own land. With land ownership came political influence and social status.
10Education was very important in the colonies Education was very important in the colonies. Most children learned to read; wealthier children also learned writing and arithmetic. Most education was religious in nature. The main reason for the colonies’ mandate or order that children learn to read was so that they could learn to read the bible. It was illegal to teach slaves to read.A Dame School
13One of the most famous examples of the New England Primer’s verse is as follows: Now I lay me down to sleep,I pray thee, Lord, my soul to keep;If I should die before I wake,I pray thee, Lord, my soul to take.—1784 ed.
14Newspapers and books, mostly printed in England, helped draw the colonies together. Among these, almanacs containing farm advice, remedies, recipes, etc., were very popular.Haste makes waste .
15In the early 1730s and 1740s, a religious movement called the Great Awakening swept through the colonies. Traveling ministers preached that inner religious emotion was more important than outward religious behavior.
16Unlike the Great Awakening, which stressed religious emotion, the Enlightenment emphasized reason and science as the paths to knowledge.
17The Enlightenment Began in Europe Scientists discovered natural laws governing the universeIsaac Newton explained the law of gravity
18Benjamin Franklin, a man of reason and science, was a good example of the Enlightenment in the American colonies.
19Franklin in 1783, an engraving from a painting by Joseph Duplessis. Accomplishments:Proved that lightning is a form of electricityInvented lightning rods to protect buildingsInvented the Franklin stoveInvented bifocal glassesOrganized a fire departmentOrganized a lending libraryHelped draft the Declaration of IndependenceFranklin in 1783, an engraving from a painting by Joseph Duplessis.
20The Roots of Representative Government Section 5.2The Roots of Representative Government
21The Englishmen in England Felt Superior to the Englishmen in America The English back in England felt that Americans were unsophisticated peopleThe English nobility even thought that George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were hicks.
22The English did not consider America an equal part of England. They considered America a wilderness that could be used for profit.The American Attitude: WE ARE ENGLISHMENAmericans felt they were entitled to every right and privilege guaranteed to English citizens.According to the Magna Carta written in 1215, Englishmen had the rights to due process.
231.The Magna Carta2.the English Bill of Rights 3.the Glorious Revolution,all played a part in the growth of representative government in the colonies.
24The Rights of Englishmen A look at English government Magna Carta (1215) This document guaranteed important rights to noblemen and freemen.They could: The Magna Carta 6:13Not be taxedBe punished only by a jury of their peersNot have their property seizedIMPORTANT because it gave colonists the idea of having basic rightsParliament - England’s law-making groupthese people were elected by representativesthe colonists’ model for representative government
32The French & Indian War The French and Indian War into. 18 min. The fur trade created alliances (partnerships) between the Indians and their trading partners.France & England declared war on each other in Europe.French and English colonists in Americas also began to fight each other because of the war.With the help of their Native American friends, the French & British(us) began attacking each others settlements and forts.
33the story of the fur hat 2:33 The basic cause of the conflict among Native Americans west of the Appalachian Mountains was land and the fur trade.
34Causes of the French and Indian. War: 1. conflict between English and Causes of the French and Indian War: 1.conflict between English and French fur traders in the Ohio Valley 2.fighting between France and England in Europe 3.fighting among Native American groups
35The Albany Plan of Union Albany Plan of Union – Benjamin Franklin’s idea – a formal proposal to unite all 13 colonies to fight against the French.First formal proposal to unite the coloniesDID NOT WORK!Why was the plan defeated?colonies did not want to give up control of their own affairs.colonies had their own governments, laws, and did not want to give that up
36Turning Point of the French and Indian War *the Battle of Quebec
37What did France lose under the Treaty of Paris? Power in North America