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Freeman is a term which originated in 12th-century Europe and was common as an American Colonial expression in Puritan times. In the Massachusetts Bay Colony, a man had to be a member of the Church to be a freeman; in neighboring Plymouth Colony a man did not need to be a member of the ... As the colonies grew, these meetings became impractical and a ...

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What did the colonials do in their free time? What games did they play? ... In their free time, children would play games played today such as checkers ...

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Nov 8, 2012 ... Parents taught their children how to read and write. Although girls could read, they were not allowed to go to school. The New England colonies did not have a lot a free time. ... Most of the lower class would do the fighting.

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Like most colonists, Noah Webster lived on a farm. ... Many times children turned their work into games to make it more fun or to ... If they did not have to card wool or do other chores, they played board games or did tongue twisters and riddles.

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Colonial dancing masters relied on these sources to teach their pupils, and the books ... Though many of the colonies' most well-to-do citizens enjoyed the luxury of .... Though cock fighting did not die out in the wake of the Revolution, it did ... the mid-Atlantic and southern colonies, where at times it verged on an obsession.

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Most of colonial life was spent doing work, but colonists did have some time for ... and after meetings, and many times they let their cattle graze in the common.

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Nevertheless young people did spend some time at play. ... The players take turns to roll their marblefrom the outer circle (taw) into the inner ... Free 7-Day Trial ...

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What kind of houses did the colonists live in? Just like today ... Homes during colonial times didn't have running water or electricity. They got light ... Did the kids go to school? Not all kids ... A lot of wealthy people had their clothes imported from England. Boys wore the ... Your browser does not support the audio element.

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What did families do for fun in Early Maryland? The houses were so small. Where did they keep all of their stuff? ... If they had time, they might have played games such as draughts (checkers), ... Instead, the colonists went right outside the door to their homes. ... By letting them roam free, the animals could find their own food.