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Colonial America, 1500 BC - 1780 AD

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  • 11.

    Family and Community Colonial Life

    Family and Community Colonial Life The family was the most important unit of society in colonial America. Communities in the New World were quite small at first, and for a long time they remained relatively small compared to the size of the same cities and towns ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The Growth of Slavery

    The Growth of Slavery Slavery grew rapidly as the colonies developed. The first Africans to come to America arrived in Jamestown in 1619; they were indentured servants who would earn their freedom after an agreed-upon term of labor. In 1661, the colony of Virginia ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 13.

    Education and Enlightenment in Colonial Life

    Introduction Two basic cultural forces have shaped the United States of America; both came into evidence in Colonial times, and they remain hostile to each other to this day. The first is the influence of the Enlightenment; the second is religious fervor.

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Politics and the Economy in Colonial Life

    Politics and the Economy The political relationship between the colonies and Britain was a mix of heavy- handed control and near-total noninterference. The inconsistency of the British approach to Colonial rule was a major factor in the colonists’ desire to ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Colonial Life Practice Test

    Review the following study guides if necessary: Colonial Life

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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