Chapter 4 Sections 1 & 2. Life in the Colonies. Objectives: Describe the Triangular Trade and how it affected American Society. Analyze why slavery grows in America. Explain the differences between the regions of the English Colonies as they develop. . Life in the Colonies.
Sections 1 & 2
This plan above of a slave ship developed by Clarkson and his co-workers shocked the public when it appeared in 1789. It shows how 482 slaves could be packed on board the Brookes of Liverpool for the 6 to 8 week voyage to the West Indies. The Brookes actually carried 609 slaves on one voyage.
There is one final poignant link. Under the slave trade system people suffered to provide luxuries like sugar, chocolate, coffee and tea for our table at an affordable price. This was morally wrong but most people were not aware of their wrongdoing until the abolitionist campaign exposed it for what it was. Today the people who put those very same items on our table are suffering because they do not get a fair price for their produce. Again this is so we can buy these relative luxuries at an affordable price, again it is morally wrong and again people are not aware of it. Who today is going to point it out for them, and how?
Large Low-lying plains
along the coast.
King RiceThe Three Kings of the Southern Economy (1700 – 1860)
Only British ships could transport imported and exported goods from the colonies.
The only people who were allowed to trade with the colonies had to be British citizens.
Commodities such as sugar, tobacco, and cotton wool which were produced in the colonies could be exported only to British ports.The Navigation Acts1751 - 1763
Get Out The Vote
Fire & Brimstone Preachers
Worked the Fields, Built Houses and Barns, Represented Family in Community
Cooked, Made Butter and Cheese, Made Clothes, Tended Livestock, ect.
Indentured Servants or Apprentices
Maids, Cooks, Nurses, until married.
Pennsylvania and Massachusetts set up public school systems – by law.
Colonists Valued Education and children were usually taught to read and write at home.
85 Percent Literacy Rate
Social and Political Reforms
The Social Contract
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holds the Key