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Prompt: Compare and Contrast New England and Virginia as exemplified by social class structure. 09/06/2011 In New England, immigrants from England usually migrated in nuclear families. This meant that there was a mother, father, and their children. New Englanders believed that the family was the center of the community. With the migrants moving as families, they kept the English traditions more intact. The sex ration of males to females was roughly balanced: 3:2. This allowed the creation of other nuclear families as well. With close relatives, moving 3000 miles away from home did not seem that bad. However, no matter how well colonists’ relations with their family was, it was their survival that ultimately made New England a success. The life expectancy of a male in New England was so much higher compared to that of a male in Virginia. Children often got to know their parents and even their grandparents. This may have been one of the first societies in which a person could predict to see their grandchildren and actually getting to know them. It was a
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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