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Colonial Society in the 18th century

Colonial Society in the 18th century - Emotionalism...

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Colonial Society in the 18 th century Population Growth Germans- west of Philadelphia Scotch-Irish- Shenandoah area Structure of Colonial Society Colonies had representative assembly, (only Rhode Island & Connecticut elected the gov.by way of the people) Social Mobility- improve through hard work The family- marrying young, more children The Economy New England- Logging, ships, fishing, trading, rum Middle Colonies- wheat, corn, iron-making Southern colonies- tobacco, rice, indigo Monetary System- paper $ led to inflation Transportation- harbors/ rivers Religion Protestant Dominance- churches could tax the people Anglicans- Church of England Congregationalists- complex doctrine The Great Awakening
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Unformatted text preview: Emotionalism, separation of church & state Education New England- 1 st tax supported schools Middle colonies- church or privately supported Southern colonies- tutors Higher Education- Great Awakening created religious colleges Professions Physicians- little or no formal training Lawyers- formation of the ‘bar’ The Press- The Zenger Case- criticized NY’s governor- encouraged newspapers to take greater risks in criticism Politics Govt. Structure- 2 houses- lower house (assembly) elected by eligible voters & voted for or against taxes- upper house (council) appointed by king/ proprietor Local Govt.- town meetings/ sheriffs Voting- land requirement...
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