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Colonial Women

Summary: Describes what would it be like for a young girl in colonial times in America. Details how a marriage would be arranged and what expectations a woman would have after marriage.
You are a fourteen-year-old colonial girl. Next week you will marry someone you have never met. What will your wedding be like? What will your responsibilities be? How will you take care of your family"

Marriage was very different in colonial days. Most girls were married when they were thirteen to seventeen years old. If you were not married by the age of eighteen, your parents would begin to lose hope that you would ever marry. Not to be married by the age of twenty-five would be very shameful. Many women had as many as five children by the time they were twenty-one. Most women could choose their husbands, but a company called the Virginia Company bought young European girls from their families and sometimes even kidnaped them to sell to men in the colonies. After you were married, if you didn't like your husband, you couldn't do...

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