Chapter 5 Outline - Chapter Five \u201cColonial Society on the Eve of Revolution\u201d Talking Points-Over the course of the 1700s the population in the North

Chapter 5 Outline - Chapter Five u201cColonial Society on...

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Chapter Five: “Colonial Society on the Eve of Revolution” Talking Points -Over the course of the 1700s, the population in the North American colonies exploded. -In 1775, the most populous colonies were Virginia, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Maryland. -About 90% of people lived in rural areas. -Colonial America was a melting pot. Germans were 6% of the total population in 1775. Many Germans settled in Pennsylvania, fleeing religious persecution, economic oppression, and the ravages of war. Scots-Irish were 7% of the population in 1775. They were lawless individuals. -By the mid 18 th century, a series of Scots-Irish settlements were scattered along the "great wagon road", which hugged the eastern Appalachian foothills from Pennsylvania to Georgia. The Scots-Irish led the armed march of the Paxton Boys in Philadelphia in 1764, protesting the Quaker policies toward the Indians. A few years later, they led the Regulator movement in North Carolina, a small but nasty insurrection against eastern domination of the colony's affairs. -About 5% of the multi colored colonial population consisted of other European groups- French Huguenots, Welsh, Dutch, Swedes, Jews, Irish, Swiss, and Scots Highlanders.
-By about 1720, the proportion of females in the Chesapeake area soon began to rise, and the number of families increased. -On the Sea Islands off South Carolina's coast, blacks evolved a language, Gullah. It blended English with several African languages, including Yoruba, Ibo, and Hausa.

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