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Colonial Life A. Diversity 1700 colonies in East were outposts for English empire o Few Africans, 90% were English origin Over course of century diversity skyrockets and immigrants from other countries other than England increases England can no longer afford to lose skilled craftsmen and teachers England still thought that Colonial lands increases power 50,000 convicts sent to work tobacco fields 80,000 English newcomers were convicted criminals in English colonies Scotch-Irish started to come in large amounts, in 100,00’s o Poor farmers, teachers, professionals and merchants o Majority of doctors Germans 18 th Cent 110,000. Worshiped wrong religion (Lutherans, Mennonites, ext) in Europe so they fled to America, but not with whole family. o Called redempshioners o Traveled under work contract o Went to frontier areas, Pennsylvania and Carolina Ethnic groups settled in homogeneous neighborhoods Outside of New England, no where else was as diverse 1700 almost all churches were Congregational or Anglican 18 th century Anglican presence spread, almost all colonies had taxes to pay salaries for ministers
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2011 for the course HIST 2111 taught by Professor Winship during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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