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Daily Life During Colonial Times

             There were many aspects of daily life for Europeans and European Americans in
             the 1700's. A lot has changed since then, but the importance of the life-style still stands
             today. Each or mostly all the different colonies had different "main crops.  The economy
             was based on trade then, and it still is now.
             Everybody in each household did something different. Only men could attain
             jobs, women were suppose to work in the homes for their families. During this time,
             working was a must. In every household, everyone had a job to do. If the father was at
             home, the men and the boys would work outside or in the fields. And for the women, the
             mothers and the daughters worked inside the homes.
             During that time, there were lots of jobs that anyone could have. Some of these
             jobs were Apothicay “ which made, sold, and traded drugs. The Blacksmith “ which
             practiced the making of tools, wagon hardware, nails, etc. Basketmakers “ which made
             white-oak baskets. Brickmakers “ which made bricks out of sandy clay, and
             cabinetmakers “ which made furniture and harpsichords, while the carpeter made shingle
             floorboards and rafters. And last but not least, the Gunsmiths “ which fashioned silver,
             iron, wood, steal, and brass to produced functional firearms. The townspeople depended
             mostly on the miller who grinded grain. Since bread was a large part of their diet, the
             miller was often an important person. The millener was the merchant of fashionable
             household goods and accessories. Anyone who was interested could see the latest fabrics,
             dresses, and linens at the milliners place. Saddlers made saddles and harnesses that were
             always in great demand. Printers and binders printed copies of newspapers, books and
             gayettes (early magazines). As you can see there were many options available for the
             During the day, along with working, the children a

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