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.