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Colonial People

Colonial People

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  • 1. Colonial People USI.5c~ Describe colonial life in America from the perspectives of large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, indentured servants, and slaves.
  • 2. Large Landowner
    • Lived predominately in the South
    • Relied on indentured servants and/or slaves for labor
    • Were educated in some cases
    • Had rich Social Culture
  • 3. Farmers
    • Worked the land according to the region
    • Relied on family members for labor
  • 4. Artisans
    • Worked as Craftsmen in towns and on the plantation
    • Lived in small villages and cities
    Blacksmith (above) Glassblower (left)
  • 5. Women
    • Worked as caretakers, houseworkers, homemakers
    • Could NOT vote
    • Had few chances for education
      • (Their older brother may teach them to read using the Bible, that’s it!!!)
  • 6. Indentured Servants
    • Consisted of men and women who did not have money for passage to the colonies and who agreed to work without pay for the person who paid for their passage
    • Were free at the end of their contract.
  • 7. Free African Americans
    • Were able to own land
    • Had more economic freedom and could work for pay and decide how to spend their money
    • Were not allowed to vote
  • 8. Enslave African Americans
    • Were captured in their native Africa and sold to slave traders
    • Slaves were then sold to slave traders and shipped to the colonies where they were sold into slavery
    • Slaves were owned as property for life with no rights
    • Slaves were often born into slavery (children of enslaved African Americans were born into slavery)