Homes- The colonial life was very tough at times. When people first arrived in the Americas, they suffered through harsh weather conditions and starvation. Their first shelters were dugouts, huts, and later cabins. Eating and eating etiquette-Children were expected to follow certain rules while at the table. Any form of conversation was strictly forbidden.The Colonial Americans lived on a diet of fish, bread, milk, baked beans, pickled and fresh vegetables. The water was thought to be contaminated and was used sparingly in cooking and drinking. Therefore in the winter, when milk was scarce the Colonial's thinned apple cider for their beverage.
School- The old one room school houses that the colonial children learned in were by no means comfortable, in fact they were worse than most houses. In the winter the boys had to bring fire wood for the fire place, if they forget they got to sit in the farthest corner from the fireplace, also the coldest. The boys also got to learn a lot more and become smarter whereas the girls were thought be dense and didn't much. See the boys had it tough. They had to give the school master gifts such as food and other goods. The schools didn't have blackboards, they had big chunks of lead and wrote on slates. When the boy misbehaved they were whipped.
Church-On Sundays everyone went to church for two hour in the morning and two hours at night. Church was a very strict thing; everyone had to go. Some of the rules were: no sleeping, or talking. If you fell asleep a man called a tithing man would rub your nose with a goose feather. If you were talking he bumped you with the hard end of a stick.
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