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The British Colonies

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  The British Colonies
     Most of the New England towns were self sufficient.  Early towns were built along a narrow road.  Each family had a house with a small garden on the road.
      A meeting house stood in the center of the town. The meeting house was used for worship.  They were also, used for town meetings. During the town meetings, male land owners could take part in the government.
     There were fields near each town which grew crops.  In the center of the town, there were common of grassy areas where the herds grazed.
     In the town , there are important people.  The herder took care of the herds on the common.  The constable was a police officer.  The leader of towns militia which was a volunteer army, drilled the men and boys on the common at least once a year.
     The market towns were developed in the middle colonies.  Farmers traveled to the market town to trade farm produce which is grains, fruits, and vegetables.  A general store sold imports which were goods brought to th...

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