Chapter 5 Part One. Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution

Chapter 5 Part One. Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution

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Dan Herber Period 2 Ritter Chapter 5: Part One Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution 1700- 1775 I. Conquest by the Cradle Britain ruled 32 colonies in North America by 1775 The population of the colonies had reached 2.5million by 1775 Four cities were in the colonies II. A Mingling of the Races Germans fleeing from religious persecution flee to America and accounted for 6 percent of the population, brought Lutheranism and some religious diversity The Scots-Irish accounted for 7 percent of the population, and started spreading out to find fortune The Scots-Irish caused many problems and were lawless and individualistic Many other groups from Europe came to NA, accounting for about 5 percent of the population The mixing of these races led to the multicultural America III. The Structure of Colonial Society Most white Americans were small farmers In NE, young man were forced into wage labor or going west of the Appalachian mountains to get land because it was getting scarce
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