But, just because they didn't go to school, their lives were not easy.
Children were expected to help with a share of the family's work.
The colonists slowly developed their own customs and lifestyles.
Eventually they began to feel that this new land was now their true home.
Up until 1664 Long Island was split between the Dutch in the west and English colonists in the east near the present border between Nassau County and Suffolk County.
1638: Swedish settlers establish colony of New Sweden in Delaware.Boys would soon take up their father's trade or leave home to become an apprentice.