What was life like in colonial Boston?
The average family had six to eight children. There was also the parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. In extended families, there might be two or three of these family members. If the father in your family dies, then you will end up on the streets unless another family lets you become part of their family. Then you are in an extended family. Many families had apprentices. An apprentice follows along and watches one of the grownups as they do their job. The apprentice will help them with their work, and eventually have that job. Life in colonial Boston was rough back then. They were ruled by England, because they thought they were British. Eventually the people of Boston fought for independence and ruled themselves.
John Adams did many things in his life... when he was a child he didnt want to go to school until his dad worked him on his farm to where john did want to be a farmer like his father. John Adams went to school and became a lawyer in colonial Boston. He went to Harvard and he was the first vice president to George Washington. He then became president.His vice president was Thomas Jefferson.