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  1. page Lexington & Concord edited Battle Battle of Lexington By: Julia F, Julia M, Erynn A, and Shray K Introduction ... 7. P…
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    7. Purcell, L. Edward, and Sarah J. Purcell. "battles of Lexington and Concord." Encyclopedia of Battles in North America, 1517 to 1916. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2000. American History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?
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Tuesday, December 6

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Tuesday, May 3

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    There were five acts that were put in place known as the Intolerable. The Intolerable Acts or the Coercive Acts were a series of laws that were strongly disliked by the colonists.
    1) Put in place because of The Boston Tea Party, one of the laws known as the Boston Port act closed the Boston Harbor until the colonists paid for all the tea thrown in the harbor and showed respect for their ruler.
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    1.The Justice Act was basically a law that stated if a British soldier was prosecuted for murder was allowed to be sent to England for trial. This allowed the soldier to have a better chance to be let free because he gets “Home field advantage.” This makes it very unfair to the colonists especially the colonists who had their family member killed and the soldier wasn’t going to be punished.
    The Quebec Act was mistaken for a punishment but it wasn’t indented for it to be. What happened was Quebec was extended southward toward the Ohio River. The colonists thought that the British government was trying to take away their land by allowing it. They thought that that was intolerable but the British did not intend for it to be that way.
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    These British officials are celebrating the passing of the Quebec Act. This Act was a very profitable act because the British were paid large amounts of money to let quebec extend into our territory. Obviously the artist of this painting was a loyalist because they accually took the time to make it. A patriot would never take the time to make a picture of something tht they depised so very much. These
    7. Bearman, Alan. "Intolerable Acts." World Book Student. World Book, 2011. Web. 5 Jan. 2011.
    British Officials Celebrate the Passage of the Quebec Act." National Archives of Canada. American History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?
    ItemID=WE52&iPin=AHI1992&SingleRecord=True (accessed January 5, 2011).
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    The quartering act
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    1. The fourth act of the intolerable acts which was the quartering act was one the worst of them. The people of the thirteen colonies had to comply with the quartering act. Basically the people had to house and care for British troops and take care of them until they leave. That meant they can live in your home whenever they wanted and stay there until they feel like or have to leave. They also get to eat your food and sleep in your beds. The colonists did not like this at all because the British soldiers took used a lot of the colonist’s supplies.
    The quartering act was the last thing the colonists wanted to deal with from the parliament because once the soldier leaves your home another soldier wants to live there. The parliament passed the quartering act as a result of the French and Indian war. Forcing the colonists to provide housing and food for the British soldiers. Most of the colonies accepted the law except New York and Boston.
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    These British officials are celebrating the passing of the Quebec Act. This Act was a very profitable act because the British were paid large amounts of money to let quebec extend into our territory. Obviously the artist of this painting was a loyalist because they accually took the time to make it. A patriot would never take the time to make a picture of something tht they depised so very much. These
    7. Bearman, Alan. "Intolerable Acts." World Book Student. World Book, 2011. Web. 5 Jan. 2011.
    British Officials Celebrate the Passage of the Quebec Act." National Archives of Canada. American History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?
    ItemID=WE52&iPin=AHI1992&SingleRecord=True (accessed January 5, 2011).
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  2. page New England Colonies edited THE NEW ENGLAND COLONIES BY BRIGITTE, JULIA, MATT N, and BRANDON “She’s a witch I tell you, a witc…
    THE NEW ENGLAND COLONIES BY BRIGITTE, JULIA, MATT N, and BRANDON
    “She’s a witch I tell you, a witch!” the colonists shouted out over the mob. They had all come to witness the trial of an accused witch. It was 1692, and this was one of the many trials that took place during the Salem Witch Trials. But way back in 1629, the Puritans had just arrived in Massachusetts Bay. Then between 1630 and 1640, trade thrived and the population began to grow. The Puritans had a very prim and proper lifestyle. Also in the New England colonies, there was triangle trade. A trade that made the colonists thrive and decimated the African society. Next, in 1675 and 1676 war broke out between the Europeans and the Native Americans over land. The natives didn’t like it that the Europeans were settling too much native land. The New England colonies were the place to be!
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    The Puritans were a religious group that wanted to purify the practices of the Church of England. The Puritans came to Massachusetts around 1620. In 1629, a joint stock company owned by the Puritans received a royal charter to settle New England. The charter also stated that the colony had freedom to govern itself. In 1630, eleven ships arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony carrying about 1,000 passengers. There the Puritans founded Boston and Boston later became one of the most important towns in New England. From 1630 to 1640, about 20,000 more settlers came to the New England colonies from across the Atlantic Ocean. This was known as the Great Migration. The Puritans lived in religious “common-wealth” communities.
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    Garcia , Jesus. "Changes in Purtian Society." Creating America. ED. Roger Beck. Illnois, Boston, Dallas: McDougal LIttell, 2003. Print.
    Salem Witch Trials
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     The Salem Witch Trials were a dark time in America’s history -- outrageous accusations flying and people handing over their own family members. How did the Salem Witch Trials start? What were the punishments for witches? And who was a witch? All of these questions and more will be answered, but just watch out because you don’t know who you can trust.
    There are many stories of how the Salem Witch Trials started, but most common tail was this…….
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    As you can imagine technology was quite different around 350 years ago. Back then the finest machinery was mechanical. This was because advanced technologies that were computerized or required electricity hadn’t been invented as a result, simple jobs held great importance.
    Farmers were very important in colonial times because they were the producers of all or most food. The middle colonies were a good place to start a farm. The soil was generally fertile and didn’t have many rocks. Many techniques of how early Americans farmed and ate were influenced by Europeans. For instance, the idea of the doughnut came from the fried Dutch pastry cakes.
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    Witch Trial by Anthony
    The Salem Witch Trial was one of the most horrifying events to the citizens of the colonies. The Salem Witch Trial was very bizarre. It all was said to start with an indentured servant that came from the Caribbean. The servants master had 3 daughters. Every day, the daughters would go see the servant. The foreign servant, used to teach the girls magic and voodoo. After a few months, everything was normal until the parents started noticing strange things happening. The girls started acting very strange. They were acting as if something else had taken over their body. This today is known as being possessed. The parents were pleading them to confess to them who had done this to them. The girls screamed out the servant’s name. The colonists didn’t know what to do and how to handle these types of situations. This is the first case of the Salem Witch Trial. The Girls continued to scream out other names of people in the village. They were all put on trial, throw in jail, or hanged. Some theories are that the girls were just making up the story for publicity. There is no evidence saying that it was true or false. The girls continued to call out rich and poor people in the town. The prosecuted were proven guilty witch or not. We look back on this event almost 260 years later. Only the ones who lived at the time could tell the tale. All is lost. At the moment.
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    "First Hanging of Salem Witch Trials." History Channel. History Channel, 1 june 2008 . Web. 23 Nov 2010. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-salem-witch-hanging.
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    social class by Sean
    Everyone in the middle colonies was a part of the social class. The social classes were divided into three places, the gentry’ high class, middle class, and lower class. Gentry meant rich and successful. People in the high class were the best educated than anyone else. Houses in the high class were mostly made out of bricks. People in the middle class lived in houses that were used for work and play. The houses in the middle class were unlike the high class because they were made out of wood and mud. Most houses in the middle colonies have seven children, aunts, uncles, and other family members living inside. People in the middle colonies also showed their class with what they wore. Clothing was usually made out of cloth or linen. People in the high class wore imported clothing. Women would make the clothing which others would were and the material would be dyed with berries, roots, and so on to add color. Clothing from other nations in Europe was distributed to America.
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    Their diet mostly consisted of cattle, fish, pig and wheat. Other things they did were killed animals for their furs, mine for iron, and knock down trees to use for cabins and such. The winters were short and the soil fertile made the middle colonies a great place to grow goods.
    The diverse population mostly consisted of people that were French, Swedish, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, African, Scots-Irish, Dutch, German and English. All of these different nationalities have a huge impact on today’s society.
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    Usually, the Europeans and Native Americans were not that friendly. This is because of land and beliefs. The Europeans ended up almost wiping out the entire Native American race. An example of Europeans and Natives not being friendly is in Jamestown. However, in Plymouth, the Native Americans and the Pilgrims were a little catious and uneasy at first but then they became friends. Despite their differences, the Native Americans helped the suffering Pilgrims and in return, the Pilgrims invited them to have a "harvest festival" with them. This shows an exchange of services between 2 cultures. This an extremely positive outcome of two stranger cultures interacting.
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    Until 1627, all of the colonists lived within the village of Plymouth, which was surrounded by a palisade. Sundays were spent at a meeting house (on the lower part of the fort) to pray and to sing hymns. Even though the Indians were friendly, the colonists carried guns, even to church, to protect them. Now, think about how houses are made today. When you’re done thinking, try to imagine what the houses looked like in the 1600’s in the Plymouth Colonies. Well let me just tell you one thing, there is a huge difference from in the 1600’s from today! In the Plymouth colonies, the houses were made out of planks and were roofed with wooden shingles or thatch. Well, as you already know that the women did most of the home work back then and the husbands were off at jobs. That went with the colony. In every house there was a garden that was tended by the women. In addition to that, the women also spun and wove wool for the colonists clothing. In 1627, the colonists had a lot of food and had many varieties of it. The Indians taught the pilgrims how to plant corn and how to fertilize their corn. As a result to the Indians helping them, it improved the pilgrims hunting and fishing skills do they can take advantage of all the animals out there to hunt. After they hunt them, they kill them and eat them.
    What Happens When Two Cultures Meet? In the Plymouth Colony, the relationship between the Native Americans and the Pilgrims went on and off. At first, they were scared of them so they brought guns around to protect them. The pilgrims even brought guns with them to church! However, the Native Americans helped them so much that it even almost changed their society completely. The colonists learned from the Indians how to plant corn and place a herring under each hill of corn for fertilizer. What that means is that they fertilized the corn so it stays good for a while. In addition to that, the Indians also helped them improve their skills in hunting and fishing. Now that the pilgrims know how to hunt and fish “like the Native Americans,” they can take advantage of all the animals out in the woods to hunt. What I’m saying is that, due to the Native Americans helping them, they can hunt so many animals; they will have a huge source of food. Overall, the Native Americans changed their society so much, that the pilgrim’s lives changed completely. You never know, this could have also affected us today!
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    What was the mayflower like and what did you do on the ship?
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    There were about 30 children and youths on the ship. There weren’t many girls and there weren’t many kids around the age of 12. On the ship most people didn’t have pets, but some people brought dogs. On the ship there is little to do. They would sing, tell stories, play I spy and play with cloth puppets and marbles. On the ship most people didn’t play sports, but cooked and tended the sick to keep busy. On the Mayflower there was no school. There are books on the ship but they will not be unpacked until they arrive at Plymouth. Most families brought bibles. Some people had libraries.
    Some clothes they wore were woolen petticoats and waistcoat and thick stockings. On the ship it is hard to wash clothes. There were only simple linens. They wore many layers of clothes for sanitation. Most of the passengers sleep in cabins. On the ship people cook when the sea is calm. They had beef, salt, fish, peas, oatmeal, hard bread, and dried fruits. They also had cheese, butter, and raisins. When it was stormy they eat cold food. On the ship there was mostly seasickness for diseased. Destiny said, “None have taken baths while aboard ship, and now that we are here at Cape Cod it is too cold. We relieve ourselves as we have done for some months now, by the use of chamberpots. The sailors use the beakhead in the prow of the ship or mayhaps [perhaps] the channels.” Destiny also said, “The ship's governor, Master Carver, sees that the passengers behave themselves in an orderly fashion, and they would be punished if they transgressed.”
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    The Mayflower compact and some facts about Mayflower
    The Mayflower sailed in 1620 and was made in 1610, across the Atlantic Ocean from England to Plymouth, Cape Cod (Massachusetts). The Mayflower wasn’t meant to carry passengers; it was made for trading English goods for wine in Spain. The climate and geography was rough, rainy and harsh when they sailed. It affected the pilgrims because it changed their sailing route and their daily lives on the boat. When sky darkened, they knew they should turn back, so they did and headed towards Cape Cod. They never actually intended to go north but in the end they finally yelled “Land ho” and made it to shore safely. When the Mayflower was anchored the pilgrim leaders made a compact with the men. The pilgrim leaders set a group of rules called the Mayflower compact in 1620.The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony Forty one men had to sign it in order to explore the land. These rules said that if a rule needed to be made they would get together and make them. The Mayflower compact also said everyone could have equal laws. The Mayflower compact inspired Americans to make own self government. It also inspired them to work as one.
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    Mayflower Compact: an agreement to establish a government, entered into by the Pilgrims in the cabin of the Mayflower on November 11, 162
    William Bradfords Biography
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    William Bradford was born in Austerfield in the Yorkshire in the part of England in 1590. William’s father had died the year after his birth. After his dad had died, his mother remarried. Most of his relatives were farmers so they thought or assumed he would also become a farmer and William Bradford was expected to learn the bible. William Bradford was a pilgrim leader. He wasn’t a very happy man because when he was in Plymouth, Cape Cod his wife had fallen off the boat and drowned.
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