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SS Chapter 6

St. Mary SS Unit 3 Chapter 6 Test

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What were three advantages of being an apprentice? Becoming an artisan, learning a valuable skill, and training with a skilled worker.
What jobs were available for English colonists? Shoemaker, blacksmith, fisherman, cooper, printer, surveyor, miller, merchant, and dressmaker.
Why were the Middle Colonies known as the "breadbasket of the colonies"? Farmers grew an abundance of wheat.
What cash crops were grown in the Southern Colonies? Tobacco, rice, and indigo.
What is a triangular trade route? Three sided trade route between the 13 Colonies, the West Indies, and Africa. It included the slave trade.
What were some things that Benjamin Franklin started in the city of Philadelphia? He founded the city's first newspaper, public library, public hospital, and first volunteer fire department.
What building was the most important in a colonial New England town? Meeting House
What was the community of colonial towns like? The community was self-sufficient.
What crops were grown on a Southern Plantation? Tobacco, rice, and indigo.
Describe what school was like in the colonies. One-room school house with children of different ages.
Why did many of the colonists want to leave England? For religious freedom; to escape religious persecution.
What were two of the popular books in the 13 Colonies? Richard's Poor Almanac and the Bible.
What foods were common in the colonies? Breads, puddings, pancakes, fish stew with vegetables, ice cream, and donuts.
Describe most slavery in the south. Slaves in the south worked on plantations.
What did the slaves contribute to the society during colonial times? Enslaved people brought a variety of skills to Southern Plantations.
What did the slaves do to try and keep their African culture alive? Made drums, banjos, and other instruments similar to the ones they knew from Africa.
What did slaves do to resist slavery? Slaves tricked owners and overseers by working slowly, breaking tools, or pretending to be sick.
What is the main reason some children became apprentices and others worked on family farms? Children who became apprentices generally lived in cities and towns. Children who worked on farms grew up there and helped their family with the farm work.
How were trees used in the New England colonies? Trees from the New England colonies were used for timber and were also used to build houses, ships, and barrels.
How did Benjamin Franklin and the city of Philadelphia help each other? Benjamin Franklin wanted to be a printer. He found a job in Philadelphia working for a printer, his brother. Franklin had a lot to do with the city's success. He founded the city's first newspaper, public library, public hospital, and first volunteer fire
Describe what colonial New England towns were like. Families who lived in towns owned small plots of land, where they grew crops and raised animals. Workshops belonging to the blacksmith, cooper, and shoemaker were often found around the town common. The town common was an open space were cattle and sheep
How are the ways we communicate similar and different from those in colonial times? We stay in touch with people who live far apart; letters are common. We use envelopes, phones, and email to communicate today.
Describe the daily lifestyle of a colonial child. Some children in towns or cities attended one-room schools. By their teens, most worked on family farms or as apprentices. Free time was spent on chores or some simple games and sports.
Why were laws passed that denied slaves many rights? Slaves were considered property. Their owners wanted to restrict their freedom so they wouldn't be as likely to escape.
How did Olaudah Equiano feel about slavery? Olaudah despised slavery, he believed slavery violated a person's natural rights.
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