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The American Citizen of Pennsylvania valued many different things Some of the main things they valued were family religion and education and their economy The American citizen has greatly changed through out the years Family is a very important part of life to people of Pennsylvania Most families during the 1700s were very big Household often contained Parents children and members of the extended family People were self-reliant as in they could meet their own need without the help from anyone else A mans duty in his family was to hunt animals for food and to cut firewood They also had to plant and harvest crops Women in the families usually did household chores They shear wool off sheep cut and prepare meals knit and sew clean the house pick crops make candles for nighttime etc Girls acquire these skills when they are very young so they have enough practice to become a sampler Children are taught to be eager workers very young because laziness is considered a sin Families of the mid 1800s emerged a little from the 1700s People were still self reliant and there were still several large families Men still continued to work the farms but men also began to work outside the home in factories and buildings Factories farms and mines became essential to the success of the Revolutionary armies Women werent as confined to their houses as they were in the 1700s Some women began to be independent and even work outside their homes Many women still worked under their own roofs Religion and Education were also a very important part of Pennsylvanians daily lives Sundays was the holy day People would go to church for several hours in the morning then again for several hours in the afternoon To make their church people would simply draped a rail over some trees for shade then nailed rails of wood to the trees for walls This would be
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