Colonial Life Signs of Discontent

Colonial Life Signs of Discontent - 1. Easier Transition to...

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Colonial Life I. The Chesapeake (Virginia) A. Environment 1. Disease-ridden 2. High Mortality Rate (Men = 43) B. Family 1. Mostly men (6:1) 2. Small family size (weak kinship bonds) C. Living Conditions 1. Crude (shacks, huts, caves) 2. No Community Institutions – Spread Out D. Tobacco 1. More lands = Trouble w/Natives II. New England A. Environment 1. Better Living Conditions 2. Cooler climate, ↓ rate of contagious diseases B. Family
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Easier Transition to New World (Nuclear Families) 2. Excellent Survival Rate (Men = 80) C. Living Conditions 1. Established well-ordered communities / Religious Pr. i. churches, community centers, schools, med. Facilities 2. By mid-1600s men had highest literacy rates in N.A. D. Fishing 1. Small farming operations i. No need for large labor force Signs of Discontent I. Bacon’s Rebellion (1676)...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course HIST 150 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '11 term at University of Nebraska Kearney.

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