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Northern Colonies. Devin Loh , Jordan Banker, Stephanie Alves , Danny Cancel, and Carlos Ganzalez. Manufacture ships and iron Crops and livestock include Wheat corn Cattle hogs Sold surplus of crops to West Indies Thriving industries include Grinding wheat Harvesting fish

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northern colonies

Northern Colonies

Devin Loh, Jordan Banker, Stephanie Alves, Danny Cancel, and Carlos Ganzalez

economy

Manufacture ships and iron

  • Crops and livestock include
    • Wheat
    • corn
    • Cattle
    • hogs
  • Sold surplus of crops to West Indies
  • Thriving industries include
    • Grinding wheat
    • Harvesting fish
    • Sawing lumber
Economy
urban life

Cities laid out like a grid

  • Expansion and trade  port cities grow
    • Boston
    • NYC
    • Philadelphia
  • Many people, inadequate public service
  • Lack of fire wood and clean water
  • Too much garbage
Urban Life
influx of immigrants

People want to come because…

    • they are fleeing economic distress
    • William Penns policy of Religious freedom
    • Shared Quakers thoughts on opposition to war
  • Would Establish farms in frontier areas with families
  • Different groups include…
    • Dutch  NY
    • Scandinavians  Delaware
    • Jews  Newport and Philadelphia
  • Not all groups always got along
    • English colonists would try to get along with new groups
    • Furthering the evolution of a diverse American society
Influx of Immigrants
role of women

Extensive work responsibilities

  • Few legal rights
  • Religion and law kept women under husbands rule
  • Puritan clergy men insisted that wives must obey their husbands
    • “Wives are part of the house and family and ought to be under a husbands government: they should obey their own husbands”
Role of Women
enlightenment

Various scientists begin to wonder about/explore the world

  • Ventured from Religious beliefs to Science
  • Ben Franklin- Flew kite in thunderstorm with a key tied to it to prove that lightening is a form of electrical power
  • Effected political thought in colonies
  • Colonial leaders conclude that individuals have natural rights that the government must respect
Enlightenment
great awakening

Puritan church loses grip on society and begin to prosper

  • New Massachusetts charter
    • Freedom of worship
    • Permits all free men to vote
  • Preachers persuade colonists to rededicate themselves to god Great Awakening
  • Jonathan Edwards- Member of clergy who sought to revive the commitment of the original Puritan vision
  • Natives, Colonists, and Africans gather in new churches
  • People believe in what they want
  • Higher interest in education
  • People question Britain’s authority over their lives
Great Awakening