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Social Class in Revolutionary America

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The availability of land gave American colonists more self-determination than Europeans had, but there were still social class divisions. Outlines the qualities and lifestyles of the gentlemen/gentry, common, working-class, and slaves during the mid-1700s in colonial America. However, because the classes mingled at social, political, and religious events and held common values, they were able to join together, overcome differences, and fight for independence. Part of the Colonial Life Series.

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Runtime: 19 minutes 59 seconds

Reenactment of Roanoke Island Colony life. 2 men in elegant fifteen nineties clothing walk past an indigenous person speaking to a settler. Caption. Thus, Lord Grenville returned to England for supplies.
Colonial Life
Episode 4
27 minutes 25 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 10
Man dressed in American Revolutionary clothing speaking at a podium with a large book open and 2 lit candles in holders on either side. Caption. In churches for religious practice and fellowship.
Colonial Life
Episode 5
19 minutes 59 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
People dressed in Pilgrim-era clothing stand outdoors near a table filled with food. A wooden structure is in the background. Caption. Of sharing our harvests with family and friends.
Colonial Life
Episode 6
16 minutes 44 seconds
Grade Level: 1 - 6
Men, women, and children sit at church pews wearing American Revolutionary-era clothing. Caption. Children would also learn to obey parents.
Colonial Life
Episode 7
20 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12