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Instructions: On your paper, write the correct colony with the number it matches…… List them in their regions. 15. New England 16. Middle 17. Southern 18. Chesapeake. 14. 2. 13. 10. 7. 12. 11. 8. 9. 5. 1. 6. 4. 3. Colonial Society & Democratic Growth 1607-1692. notes4.
On your paper, write the correct colony with the number it matches……
List them in their regions.
15. New England
All colonies practiced self-government had their own parliaments.
Grew slowly- mostly with new immigrants
1600’s- ½ people born in Va. & Maryland lived to be 20.
6 to 1 male to female ratio
1/3 of brides were pregnant before wedding
Marriages ended by death (avg. 7 years)
Disease- malaria, dysentery, typhoid
Late 1600’s Chesapeake was growing through natural increase
Virginia became most populous colony (59,000 by late 1600’s)The Unhealthy Chesapeake
Indentured Servitude Institution
(1607 - 1700)
What factors led to the introduction of African slavery replacing indentured servitude as the labor force in the American Colonies?
Nathaniel Bacon represents former indentured servants.
GovernorWilliam Berkeley of Jamestown
Consequence of Bacon’s RebellionAfrican slavery eventually replaces indentured
Slaves captured in Africa
Slaves aboard ship—Middle Passage
This is called the Middle Passage
1680’s- fewer indentured servants & fear of angry farmers (Bacon’s Rebellion)= more reliance on African slaves
1698- Royal African Co.- lost monopoly
1700- 400,000 of 10 million African slaves to North America
1750- slaves count almost half of Va. Population
Slave Codes- define slaves as lifetime chattel, forbids teaching reading or writing to slavesSlavery in Colonial America
SC –rice growing
Work Gangs of slaves; mostly male
Relied on fresh slave imports
Less physically demanding
More social network & contact
1720’s female population increased= natural increase of slave population
African Cultural contributions
“ring shout”- development of jazz—later
Banjo, language (Gullah)Africans in America
Stono County Rebellion
SLAVE CODES AND LAWS
Va. Dominated by extended clans (families) FFV’s; owned huge tracts of land= Planter class
Small Farmers- (largest group) owned small amounts of land (maybe 1-2 slaves)
Landless whites- barely made a living from the land
*churches, schools slow to developSouthern Society
Migrated as a family unit from England (intact families)
Early marriage= booming birthrates
Large families encouraged (10 pregnancies – 8 surviving children)!!!
Abusive husbands punished
Divorce- abandonment or adultery only
Children taught obedience
NE “invented grandparents”The New England Family
Small farms & villages
Puritanism= unity & purpose
Towns grew in an orderly fashion (legally chartered; distribution of land)
“Meeting House”- place of worship & town hall.
Village green – militia training
Family received parcels- woodlot, land for crops, land for pasturing.Life in New England Towns
50 or more families= elementary school
100 or more = secondary school
½ of adults could read
1636- Harvard (8 years after founding colony)
**Town meetings- adult males met & voted (“the best school of political liberty the world ever saw.” Thomas Jefferson)
Elected schoolmasters, officialsEducation in New England
Harvard, 1636—First colonial college; trained candidates for ministry
College of William and Mary, 1694 (Anglican)
Yale, 1701 (Congregational)
Great Awakening influences creation of 5 new colleges in mid-1700s
College of New Jersey (Princeton), 1746 (Presbyterian)
King’s College (Columbia), 1754 (Anglican)
Rhode Island College (Brown), 1764 (Baptist)
Queens College (Rutgers), 1766 (Dutch Reformed)
Dartmouth College, 1769, (Congregational)
back-breaking work & soil= industry, penny-pinching (frugal)
Less ethnically mixed
Diversified agriculture & industry
Good harbor = shipbuilding & fishing
“Calvinism, soil, & climate”= energy, purposefulness, sternness, self-reliance
“Yankee ingenuity”The New England Way “Yankee Way”
To Englandfrom Colonies
From England to Colonies
Unite against a common enemy.
Massachusetts Connecticut but not Rhode Island
Indian WarsPequot War, 1644
King Philip’s War, 1675
Confederation dissolves once wars end.
Not Rhode Island
Massasoit’s son, Metacom (King Phillip) formed Indian alliance – attacked throughout New England, especially frontier
English towns were attacked and burned -unknown numbers of Indians died
1676: War ended, Metacom executed, lasting defeat for Indians
Contributions to American character
Rejected salvation by works, affirmed need for complete dependence on grace of God (“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”)
Orator George Whitefield followed, touring colonies, led revivals, countless conversions, inspired imitatorsThe Great Awakening
Political & socialimplications
Zenger decision was a landmark case which paved the way for the eventual freedom of the press.
Zenger Case, 1734-5: New York newspaper assailed corrupt local governor, charged with libel, defended by Alexander Hamilton
Charles II (1660 - 1685)
The only southern port city.
James II(1685 - 1688)
The idea of limited government, that is, that government should not be all-powerful.
The concept of representative governmentor a government that serves the will of the people.
BASIC CONCEPTS OF DEMOCRACY
The English colonists who settled America brought with them three main concepts:
Most Americans were small (“yeoman”) farmers
Most striking feature: opportunity for “rags to riches”Structure of Colonial Society
New social pyramid:
Top: Wealthy merchants, lawyers, clergy, officials joined large planters, aristocrats at top
2nd: Lesser professional men
3rd: Yeoman (own land) farmers, though farm sizes decreasing due to family increase, lack of new landStructure of Colonial Society
4th: Lesser tradesmen, manual workers, hired hands
5th: Indentured servants and “jayle birds,” convicts exiled to America by punitive English justice system
6th: Black slaves – some attempts to halt imports for fear of rebellion
Fishing pursued in all colonies, major industry in New England ~ Stimulated shipbuilding
Commerce successful, especially in New England ~ Triangular trade was very profitableWorkaday America
Rum brought to Africa, exchanges for slaves
Ships cross the Middle Passage, slaves trades in the West Indies.
Disease, torture, malnourishment, death for slaves
Sugar brought to New England
Other items trades across the Atlantic, with substantial profits from slavery making merchants richThe Triangular Trade
England reliant on American products (tar, pitch, rosin, turpentine) to build ships and maintain mastery of seas
1730s: growing American population demanded more English productsWorkaday America
Sending timber & food to French West Indies met need
1733: Parliament passes Molasses Act to end trade with French West Indies
Americans responded by bribing and smuggling, foreshadow of revolt against government who threatened livelihoodWorkaday America
Heavy reliance on waterways, where population clusters formed
Taverns along travel routes: mingling of social classes
Taverns also served as cradles of democracy, clearinghouse of information, hotbeds of agitationHorsepower & Sailpower
Anglican church served as prop of royal authority
Anglican church more worldly, secure, less zealous, clergy had poor reputation (College of William & Mary)
Congregational church grew out of Puritan church, agitated for rebellionDominant Denominations
Used bicameral legislatures – upper house (council) chosen by king, lower house by elections
Self-taxation through elected legislatures was highly valued
Conflicts between Governors & colonial assemblies: withheld governor’s salary to get what they wanted, had power of purseGreat Game of Politics
Upper classes afraid to give vote to “every biped of the forest,” ½ adult white males had vote
Not true democracy, but more so than EnglandGreat Game of Politics