How did cities influence colonial life?
The cities influenced colonial life in a variety of ways. Firstly the cities were the main center for trade and commerce. Many industries also developed in the cities. The colonial people would come to the cities for their jobs in the factories that came up. It improved their lives financially. Also as trade and commerce took place in the cities, the colonial people learned about the culture of people living in faraway places. This influenced their cultural life immensely. Also they shared their life style and art with people that came to the cities for selling arts and crafts.