Back in the 1700s

Colonial American Life

Providing

Madelyn B

Back in the 16 and 1700’s it was harder for average people to make a living and provide for their families. Americans in the colonial period did not excel in achieving a high level of traditional cultural attainment. It was harder for them to make a living because of the time period they were living in and also because it was harder to get a job or to raise crops for their families. Some of the men would farm while the women would stay home and clean and provide for the family with home needs.1 The Spaniards and the Europeans would come to America to raise their families and make a living also because it was known to be easier in the United States. Another drawback was that some of the poor people living on the streets would get diseases and get the familiar workers sick. They usually had pretty good jobs overall and could provide for their families pretty well even though there were plenty of things keeping them from doing their jobs.2


1"United States." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 11 Feb. 2013.


2"primitive culture." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 11 Feb. 2013.


Women in the 1700s

Alex Ann D

Women were very important in the 17th century because they had to clean and watch kids. While fathers went to work or did something in the field and kids went to school. Women would start a daily retain. First they would get fire started, and get water. Then they would gather some fruits and get meat from smoke house. Then they would start to cook and clean the house. Women’s life seemed pretty easy but it could be stressful. So picture this, getting married at age 13-14. That’s like getting married now for most of y’all. So those are most the things women did in the 1700s.


"Rhode Island." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2013. Web. 11 Feb. 2013.


A New World

Joe D

When the first colonists came over to the United States they came on the Mayflower. Many people died on this trip including infants, children, and adults. Up to 102 people died. On this trip over one hundred and two people died on this trip. On this trip many people went to Jamestown, while some went to Roanoke. On this trip many people died or went missing. Nobody knew what happened or how they died, but some believe they got attacked by a native group of an Indian Tribe.1



1Dr. Michel Allen Dr. Larry Shewisker “Everyday Life in America.” A Patriots History, 2013. Web. 12 December 2013.


How Law Breakers Are Dealt With

Charles G

Lawbreakers are treated very differently in the colonial times, than they are treated today. One thing is that the criminals were punished in front of all of the townspeople in the town square. Another thing is the law breaker was locked in a pillory, which is where you hang by your hands and head. The amount of time you would spend in the pillory depends on how bad the crime was. Another negative effect about the pillory is that when you are locked in citizens can do anything to the prisoner like throw food or beat them. Also no matter how bad the weather was you had to stay outside in any type of weather. Another punishment in the colonial life was that in every town they had a whipping post.1


''Crime and Punnishment in Colonial America:Essortment