Powerpoint 1.5c


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Powerpoint 1.5c

  1. 1. Colonial People USI.5c~ Describe colonial life in America from the perspectives of large landowners, farmers, artisans, women, indentured servants, and slaves.
  2. 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. 3. Farmers • Worked the land according to the region • Relied on family members for labor
  4. 4. Artisans • Worked as Craftsmen in towns and on the plantation • Lived in small villages and cities Blacksmith (above) Glassblower (left)
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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)