Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

American Colonies


Published on

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

American Colonies

  1. 1. American Colonies<br />-Sophia Mick<br />
  2. 2. The English Colonies-English Puritans<br /><ul><li>Richard Mather arrived in Boston on August 15, 1635
  3. 3. He was a Puritan Minister who practiced as the pastor of Dorchester until he passed away in 1669
  4. 4. He participated in the Great Migration and founded the dynasty of Puritan divines
  5. 5. This included his grandson Cotton Mather. </li></li></ul><li>The English Colonies-The Great Migration<br />The Puritans followed along with the French and English as they established a small settlement on the coast of Maine.<br />But the Indian hostility demoralized the colonists and they eagerly sailed home in the spring of 1608. <br />Captain John Smith explored the coast and titled it New England in 1614 because he claimed it had the same appealing qualities of the mother country.<br />“The first emigrants consisted of 102 Separatists, subsequently found a town named Plymouth on the south shore of Massachusetts Bay.”<br />
  6. 6. The English Colonies- Land and Labor<br />The New England Colonies gave land to the towns created by the men who grouped together as a corporate group.<br />This (In my opinion) was better than the Chesapeake colonies who just gave out land to individuals who had wealthy connections.<br />Being that they could not afford slaves or servants, they relied upon the labor of their sons and daughters.<br />By age 10, the boys were able to work with their fathers in the fields. <br />
  7. 7. The English Colonies- Family Life<br />The labor was divided into male and female tasks and responsibilities. <br />Men did the heavy work such as constructing, tending to livestock, and harvesting the crops. <br />Women maintained the household duties such as caring for children, preparing and preserving foods, making clothing, or working in the garden. <br />Marriage was viewed as romantic as well as economic. The husband and wife were to be temperamentally and financially compatible and capable of working together as a loving couple as well as responsible parents for their children. <br />