The New England Psalm's Life In The Thirteen Colonies

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Life in the Thirteen Colonies In the 1700’s, the lifestyle in the thirteen American colonies began to diverge from the ways of its country of origin. However, this growing sense of separation and isolation wasn’t only do to the 4,000 mile distance between these communities. The colonial Americans developed a individual artistic, economic, and social society unique to the new country and each of its different colonies. This newly developed culture began to pave the way for the colonists fight for independence. As the colonies became more developed, one indicating factor of the colonies’ differences from England was their evolving artistic community. The colonists created new dances and songs that captured the way they felt about their new life beliefs. According to the article “Life in the Thirteen Colonies”, European visitors found the colonial dances to be strange and exhausting. The dances took extensive stamina and were much more upbeat than what the European inhabitants were used to. In addition, musicians such as William Billings, wrote collections of purely American music. Billings book The New England Psalm has revolutionary undertones that pledged allegiance to their new colonies instead of the home country. Ironically, a psalm, by definition, is a sacred song or hymn of religious…show more content…
With so much empty land and many untapped resources, the colonies became a prime area for new job developments and trade. The colonists used these resources to their advantage and soon developed a booming economy. By 1775 colonial Americans were producing 1/7 of the world’s iron and their economy had grown to be ⅖ of the size of England’s. In addition, despite social taboo, women began to create successful businesses and act more independently. The way the colonies had to promote their own economy and build their own community magnifies their growing independence of
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