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Seven Years War By: Brandon Hunter His/115 10/02/2011 Life during the eighteenth century was full of political unrest and as more and more people of different cultures and races immigrated to America seeking fortunes and freedom of their own the social climate was also ever changing. The majority of immigrants coming to our lands were mainly African Slaves that were sold throughout the colonies but mainly in the south were they worked and vast plantations. Among white immigrants, Germans were coming by the thousands, along with Scots and Irish. Many of these immigrants came to our lands in order to avoid famine, war, and religious persecution (Davidson, Gienapp, Heyrman, Lytle, & Stoff, 2006). The population also grew naturally during this time period; the birth rate during the 18 th century was triple that of what it is day (Davidson, Gienapp, Heyrman, Lytle, & Stoff, 2006). For example my family was rather large and consisted of Dad, Mom, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. With this influx of different cultures the colonies began to divide themselves according to, racial, ethnic, religious backgrounds
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(Davidson, et al., 2006). Many of these new arrivals to our lands were very poor and agreed to become indentured servants in order to secure passage to the new colonies (Davidson, et al., 2006). Social interactions during this time became more stressed with the variety of cultures that clashed and colonists realized that this made way for social differences. Our communities were separated by many different social lines (Davidson, et al., 2006). In our community for instances a person’s social class determined how many legal rights they had in the community, these rights were based on religious beliefs. My father was a member of the local church and was very devout and followed all the rules of the bible and therefor he was allowed to vote on village matters and had a
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course HIS 115 HIS 115 taught by Professor Aulut during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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