City’s where formed as a harbor town or a seat of government. Harbors where very important because they allowed ships to dock and unload, and it was manly used for trading with England and to take people to and from places.
As a seat of government they would have a house in the shape of a H, the resin for this is because there where to governments and they both staid in the same building. Each had there own wing and if they had to council they all came to the bridge that connected both wings together.
Kids and what they did:
You where considered a baby up to when you where 6 years old. Before that you had to where a podding around your stomach to protect you when you fell and that will help. When you where 6 years old they took the podding away and they gave you big kids clothes and before they where 6 they had nothing to do.
Boy’s wore a long or a short pants with a long sleeved shirt. Girls wore a dress with a apron. The games they played are similar to the games today such as checkers, nine pin, jack and ball, two hops and four sticks, cup and ball, hop and stick, and baseball.
Checkers is the game we play today with wood peaces and a wood board.
Nine pin is similar to balling, you have nine pins and two balls.
Jack and ball is where you throw the ball in the air and you try to pick up nine tacks.
Two hops and four sticks is where you try to fling the hop and catch your friends hop.
Hop and stick was when you would make the hop role using the stick, kids would race each other around the town square and try to see who could keep there hop rolling the longest.
Cup and ball was that you had a cup on a stick and a ball that can just barely fit in the cup, the ball was attached to a string.
Baseball had no rules in the 17th and 18th century and was called three cat, but there was other names for it.
Jobs that kids had was to do chorus around the house much like you do today. But they did not have electricity and indoor pluming, so no vacuum cleaner so they had to take the rug out to shake it. Other things they did was to help there dad do his work either around the farm or in town.
Kids could go to college when they where 13 years old or younger and they where considered a man when they could support them selves and this was sometimes at the age of 13. girls would get a hope cheats to put things into it so when she got married she could have stuff to put around the house. Girls where considered womans when they got married and that is as young as 15 years old.
The first school that kids went to was a school for reading and a woman that know how to read was put in charge. The only way to pass is to be able to read.
Job’s and houses in the colony:
The jobs were, Barber, Blacksmith, Cabinetmaker, Clockmaker, Cobbler, Doctor, Farmer, Grocer, Hatter, Miller, Sailer, Silversmith, Tailor, Tanner, Wigmaker.
Barber had two jobs and they where to cut people’s hair and to do blood letting. That is why there is white and red strips on there pole, white meant bandage and red meant blood.
Blacksmith worked with metal and he was also the town dentist. You did not want to go to the dentist because he would knock out your tooth.
Cabinetmaker made anything fancy like clock cases.
Clockmaker made clocks and also repaired them.
Miller was paid by the farmer to have his corn and wheat grained.
Sailer would work at the docks and would trade with England but sometimes they would sneak to France and would get a better trade.
Cobbler would make shoes and back then there was no right or left shoe.
Cooper made barrels.
Doctor was also the town pharmacist.
Farmer grow the crops and the meat.
Grocer sold food and sometimes cloths.
Hatter made hats.
Silversmith used silver to make plats and knifes, forks, spoons, cups, and bowls.
Tailor made cloths but most of the people made there own cloths because it was much cheaper.
The Tanner made mugs, saddles, some cloths, and anything that uses leather.
Wigmaker made wigs.
Houses where manly square in shape and at first made out of wood and strew. Later when different materials where found like stone and brick, and wood shillings that made the houses look nicer. When they built there houses they would do symmetric. The houses at first were small and some of the families had to build on to make a bigger house and it took the shape of a salt box.
You would think that not many people came to the colonies to live there, but you are wrong because more and more people came because of the freedom and the rights they had.