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The Importance of Social Status in America, 1700-1750

Summary: From 1700 to 1750, differences in wealth and status among the English colonies in America diminished. Colonists had ample opportunity to climb the social ladder, and most colonists belonged to the same class as land-owning small farmers. Moreover, the majority of colonists warmed to the idea of separation from Great Britain; education was available to all people in the colonies, regardless of social class, wealth, or family heritage; and separation within colonial society fell along religious lines rather than social ones.
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Essay: Did the differences in wealth and status increase or diminish from 1700 to 1750? Explain.

The changing culture and establishment of the colonies from 1700 to 1750 is displayed by the similarities found in social classes as many of the classes had the same views and beliefs. At this time, the ability to change social status with hard work and determination was much more prominent than in England, where social status was mainly determined by family ties. The population consisted of mostly land-owning farmers who did not have large plantations. The differences in religion were much more prominent than the differences in status, minimizing status distinction. Around 1750, an education was obtainable by all people, regardless of money or status, and often required in the Puritan/Congregationalist religion. In the time period from 1700 to 1750, the difference in wealth and status diminished as colonies were established and America became...

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