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American Society

Colonial cities grew quite rapidly. Boston had 7,000 residents in 1690 and over 15,000 residents in 1760. Philadelphia had 2,100 residents in 1690, over 9,000 residents in 1740, and over 20,000 residents by 1760. New Amsterdam’s population grew from 4,000 in 1690 to over

Life in America

After some ten years in Leyden, the Pilgrims began to fear that they were losing their English identity and “becoming Dutch.” Further, they were not prospering, and their numbers were diminishing. In hopes of reversing these trends, the Scrooby Pilgrims decided to strike out