David C. King's AmericanHeritage, American Voices. Colonies and Revolution PDF

By David C. King

Find out what existence was once like in colonial the US from the folks who lived it!

This first ebook within the American history American Voices sequence provides you with an extraordinary glimpse into the day by day studies of early american citizens. you are going to research from fourteen-year-old George Washington approximately his ideas of Civility and good Behaviour (such as "Do no longer giggle an excessive amount of or too loud in public."); you are going to learn the testimony of an accused witch from the Salem witch trials; and you may pay attention concerning the poor stipulations African slaves suffered once they have been delivered to the United States, from one of many slaves who survived. you are going to additionally learn about what led as much as the Boston Tea social gathering, what occurred to the signers of the assertion of Independence, and the bold venture of the 1st submarine (in 1776!).

From Columbus's letter describing his first voyage to the United States to the structure of the U.S., Colonies and Revolution provides a wealth of interval records, together with diaries, letters, articles, ads, speeches, and extra, from either well-known figures and traditional voters. learn the way all of those American voices operating jointly helped to make this kingdom what it truly is at the present time.

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W ashington’s Rules for Civil Behavior George Washington, who went on to become the first president of the United States, wrote a book about civility when he was fourteen years old. He borrowed many ideas from another book of rules of behavior to create his own book of 110 rules, or maxims, to study. qxd 11/5/02 10:15 AM Page 27 DAILY LIFE IN COLONIAL AMERICA 666666666666666 FROM George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour 1747 Every action done in company ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present.

And Mr. Carter is admitted by everyone to be, and from what I have already seen of others I have no doubt at all that he is, by far the most humane master to his slaves of any in this area! Good God! Are these Christians? While I am on the subject, I will relate further what I heard Mr. George Lee’s overseer Morgan say the other day that he had often done to Negroes himself and had found useful. He said that whipping of any kind does them no good, for they will laugh at your greatest severity. But he told us he had invented two things and proved their effectiveness by trying them several times.

We bury our little daughter. Another of God’s strokes of punishment. I went at noon to see in what order things were set; and there [had] a view of . . the coffins of my six children. . I know now what I must do to make some ammends for my sins. January 14, 1697 I asked the General Court to proclaim this a day of forgiveness and reconciliation. Pastor Willard kindly read the following statement to the assemblage, whilst I stood trembling, with head bowed. [Read by Pastor Willard as written by Samuel Sewall] Samuel Sewall, sensible of the reiterated strokes of God upon himself and family; and being sensible that as to the guilt contracted .

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