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Chapter 13, Lesson 4: Everyday Life in the Young Nation (pp. 329-334)

I. Changes in Religion

II. Growth of the Free Black Community

    A. About one-eighth of all blacks were free in 1820.

    B. Many free blacks lived in northern cities, but most lived in the upper South.

    C. Blacks formed their own churches and ways of worshipping.

III. Changes in the Family
    A. The mother's role in the family became more important in cities and towns.

    B. Money became more important on the farm, so daughters and mothers made money outside the home.

IV. Changes in Education
    A. The first public schools were common schools in New England where students of all ages studied in the same room.

    B. During the early 1800s, poor children, Indian children, and African American children often did not go to school.

    C. As settlers moved west, they set up new schools provided for by the Northwest Ordinance.

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