Chapter Three: Colonial Ways of Life
Section Four: A Diverse Society
A. Family Life in Colonial America
a. The population of the colonies _________________ greatly in the 1700s.
b. Partly due to a rising __________ rate.
c. Also due to large numbers of ________________ arriving in the colonies.
i. Colonial Women
1. Women in the colonies, especially married women, had no
2. Married women could not own ____________________.
3. Their status began to improve later on; some women were
able to run business, ____________________.
B. Africans in Colonial America
a. Many Africans who came to America attempted to keep their
African _______________, traditions, etc. Thus creating a new
African- American culture.
b. Examples: Aspects of African _______________ became mixed
with the beliefs of Christianity.
c. African-American ___________ began to develop using African rhythms.
d. White planters often used harsh means to establish their
_______________________ over African laborers.
e. Some Africans resisted in a _________________ way.
f. EXAMPLE: (_________________ tools, working slowly etc.)
g. Others were more daring, running away or _________________.
h. Some even ____________________ their freedom or were
freed by their owners.
i. This created a sizeable free African-American ____________________
by the 1700s.
C. The Enlightenment and the Great Awakening
a. 1. The Enlightenment
i. European _____________________ and cultural movement.
ii. Challenged the _________________ of the church in science and
iii. Emphasis on ______________ and reason over religion.
iv. John Locke - one of the most ___________________ Enlightenment
Pg. 108. Under The Enlightenment read the 4th paragraph and fill out the
v. Montesquieu – said there were 3 types of _________________ power.
1. ______________ : Congress writes the law
2. ______________: President enforces the law
3. ______________: Supreme Court interprets the law
vi. He believed a government’s power should be divided among
these _________________ branches.
vii. This way a government would be ____________________ and
no one branch would become too powerful.
viii. This is called ____________________ of power.
b. The Great Awakening
i. ___________________ revival.
ii. Emphasis on religion, ___________, and devout belief in God.
iii. Increase in _____________ attendance, especially
iv. Ministers _________________ that we are all equal before
c. Both of these movements were huge ____________________ on the