Immigration in New York State, Immigrant Workers, and Child Labor
Life in the Colonies
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They traveled over the ocean to a new land, hoping to find both the freedom to live the way they wanted to and a place to put down roots. The first colonists were brave and sturdy.
But this new life was not an easy one. Many colonists died the first year and others were plagued with illness and starvation. On top of that, the conditions were a bit unpleasant. Let's research how dreadful and smelly the colonies actually were.
We will also read the diary of a young girl who made this journey with her family and describes the conditions she and the other colonists faced.