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Daily Life During Colonial Times


             There were many aspects of daily life for Europeans and European Americans in .
             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 .
             working man.
             During the day, along with working, the children also got their education.


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