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Children, especially those who lived on farms (which was most people) had to do alot of work, but of course still had liesure time. They made toys, such as dolls (out of cornhust or cloth), wirligigs, cup and balls, rolling hoops, ect. Only the wealthy or middle class in the cities went to school or received lessions for a tutor. Most people, especially girls, did not know how to read. Wealthier girls might attend a Dame school, where a woman would teach, from her home, how to serve tea, dance, write, and act properly. Parents would use physical punishment freely.

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Q: How were children treated in the 18th century?
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