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Bauer 1 Chapter 3 1. Discuss the education and labor systems of 17 th -century New England. -Colonists regarded education as primarily a family responsibility. Parents were supposed to instruct children in the principles of Christianity, and so it was necessary to teach boys and girls how to read. Five years later the legislative ordered towns containing at least fifteen families to open an elementary school supported by local taxes. 2. Why was there such tremendous population growth in 17 th -century New England? -The explanation for the region’s tremendous growth turned out to be survival rather than fertility, people who under normal conditions, would have died in contemporary Europe lived in New England. 3. Whose presence made New England family life unique? -Longer life altered family relations, grandparents made New England families unique. 4. Describe the economy of the Chesapeake Bay region in the late 17
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Unformatted text preview: th century.-Young people, cut off from family ties, sick often to the point of death, unable to obtain normal sexual release, regarded their servitude as a form of slavery. No one paid much attention to the reputation of social standing of one’s English family. The key to success in the creole society was ownership of slaves. Social institutions that figured importantly in the daily experience of New Englanders were either weak or nonexistent in the Chesapeake colonies. 5. Note the social structure of Virginia in the late 17 th century.-6. Explain the growth of slavery in the 17 th century.-They were Africans taken as slaves to cultivate rice, sugar, and tobacco. As the Native Americans were exterminated and the supply of white indentured servants dried up, European planters demanded ever more African laborers....
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