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By David C. King

Find out what lifestyles was once like in colonial the United States from the folks who lived it!

This first booklet within the American historical past American Voices sequence provides you with a unprecedented glimpse into the daily stories of early american citizens. you are going to research from fourteen-year-old George Washington approximately his ideas of Civility and good Behaviour (such as "Do now not chuckle an excessive amount of or too loud in public."); you are going to learn the testimony of an accused witch from the Salem witch trials; and you can listen in regards to the bad stipulations African slaves suffered once they have been delivered to the USA, from one of many slaves who survived. you will additionally learn about what led as much as the Boston Tea celebration, what occurred to the signers of the announcement of Independence, and the bold project of the 1st submarine (in 1776!).

From Columbus's letter describing his first voyage to the USA to the structure of the U.S., Colonies and Revolution provides a wealth of interval records, together with diaries, letters, articles, ads, speeches, and extra, from either recognized figures and traditional electorate. learn how all of those American voices operating jointly helped to make this nation what it's this day.

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After her marriage to Charles Pinckney, she lived on his plantation, where she continued her work with plants. She revived the cultivation of silkworms, which had been tried unsuccessfully in Georgia, and developed a small silk industry. qxd 36 11/5/02 10:15 AM Page 36 COLONIES AND REVOLUTION A dvice on Choosing a Husband Even in the colonial period young women wrote to magazines looking for answers to their questions about romance. The following letter, written by a young woman of seventeen, appeared in the Royal American Magazine.

Much of my time is spent on my experiments with indigo—the plant which produces such a beautiful blue dye. . I have also taken pains to bring the ginger [and] cotton . . to perfection [but] have greater hopes from indigo (if I could have the seed earlier next year from the West Indies I would have greater success). 35 efore her experiments with indigo, Eliza had tried to develop cash crops from ginger, cotton, and alfalfa. After her marriage to Charles Pinckney, she lived on his plantation, where she continued her work with plants.

By 1732, when Georgia was established, there were thirteen English colonies along the Atlantic coast. Each colony had its own assembly, or legislature, elected by male property owners or, in New England, members of the church, and a governor, either elected or appointed by the king. While the colonial assemblies made most of a colony’s laws, the final authority over the colonies was the English king and the Parliament, England’s legislative body. Through the 1600s and the first half of the 1700s the king and Parliament allowed the colonies to manage their own affairs in most matters.

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