The Transcontinental Railroad had a drastic effects on many aspects of life during the 1860s, including society, the economy, and the Native Americans’ way of life. These are just a few of the ways the Transcontinental Railroad changed the world. Native Americans were forced to relocate, society had a new outlook on life, and the economy had been boosted almost incalculably.
The population began to fall into two categories: those who worked for the settlers, and those who tried to maintain their traditional lifestyle. (Migration Heritage, 2015.) The European settlement created new industries on the land they claimed which required workers. Government-run businesses created positions for Indigenous people. These people worked and in return, received food as pay. Now, it is thought that as the workers were being paid in food, famine wouldn't be a problem but this was incorrect. This food was often inadequate compared to the traditional diets of the people. Flour, sugar, tea and sometimes bits of meat were what they received as payment for a day's work. These rations were poor and for some if they were lucky, it supplemented other food that they still found on the land, while for others this was all they had. The loss of land to the Europeans meant Indigenous people were no longer able to hunt and gather food. Nature which was also a food source such as trees and plants were removed or destroyed. Waterways were polluted by the manure from large animals. This reduced the amount of food they could receive, collect and obtain which led to famine and starvation in some of the more remote areas. Indigenous people were lucky if they lived in fertile areas near the coast as these areas had
During the 1840, the United States was able to access much more land in the west than previously before. The United States saw this as an opportunity to expand their territories and to settle and obtain all things the land has to offer. The United States justified their actions through the idea of Manifest Destiny, which they viewed to be a harmless and benevolent philosophy. Manifest Destiny was in fact not as benign as the United States has come to believe; it caused the colonization and imperialism of land that held many Natives who were eventually killed or sent into reservations. People in the southern region of the conquered land were greatly influenced by this expansion as well; it caused many families who were living in the Texas area
As given per the scenario, being a young woman out to venture on my own, one of my key concerns would be safety. What colony will provide for me in security, economically, socially, and and maybe even religiously. Another large factor that comes into question is time. While reading about the early colonizations things changed vastly from one year to the next. These changes were based on wars, climate, political powers/influences, and relationships with nearby natives. The colony most fitting to my given situation between Virginian, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, would be Pennsylvania in the late 1680s. Pennsylvania was becoming well established due to it’s powerful economic growth, cultural diversity and religion, and change in slavery.
Book Response Essay # 2 of America: Jamestown and Plymouth “Early America was littered with European failures- the Spanish in the Florida,the French at Fort Caroline, and the English at Baffin Island, Roanoke, and Sagadahoc”(Horn, 290). Yet, despite all the pervious disasters, two colonies would begin to find apermanent place on the soil of this New World. James Horn painstakingly chronicled thetribulations
Many explorers have searched to find land to claim for themselves and their country, but they would never think it would be a new piece of land that we call Charleston today. Many different countries wanted to settle in Charles Town, but not all could settle there. So they set up attacks against one another and many were unsuccessful. Then, the outcome was that the English settled in what is Charleston is today along the Ashley River which is on Albemarle point. Why was Charles town difficult to settle? The settlement of Charles Town was difficult to settle because of the geography, resources, and diseases.
At the conception of its settlement, Wisconsin’s expansive wilderness was nothing short of irresistible to all those who witnessed its magnitude. Even before its permanent settlement, both Native Americans and French explorers preceded the eventual constancy and relished in the bounty of fresh resources and adequate life. A majority of the land and climate was prime for the most efficient farming
Imagine going to a new place, not having any idea of what’s gonna happen and how long you will live. Colonists in Jamestown had that reality. English settlers were colonizing America, in Jamestown, Virginia. This happened in the 1600s. Settlers didn’t know any better so they chose Jamestown. Settlers faced many struggles, i.e. lack of food, water, and skill. Why did so many colonists die? The three main reasons colonists died was environmental issues, lack of settler skills, and relations with the Powhatans.
The Washington state railroads had a monumental impact on the development of Washington. The first Transcontinental Railroad, the Northern Pacific, was built, uniting the western half of America, including Washington State, with the eastern half. Radical thinkers such as Governor Stevens proposed a direct connection from the East to the untouched resources of the West. The United Sates government supported the railway lines by providing state grants. They gave the railroad millions of acres of land in the undeveloped West. The railroad companies sold off the land and with the money made, financed their railroad construction. It was built in the late 1800's and was completed over the course of many years. The population of Washington grew quickly
William Cronon’s book, Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists and the Ecology of New England identifies, examines and explains the ecological history and changes that took place in New England between the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century, and how it affected the future of the region.
Have you ever move to a new to area where you had to start all over from scratch? Was is difficult? People who would move to a completely different area just to start all over were referred as settlers. So why was settling in Charles Town difficult to settle? The settlers wanted to settle in Charles Town, but there was many obstacles that they had to overcome before they could settle. To move past the obstacles they started to grow their own crops and build their own shelter as a result of doing so Charles Town started to come together. In order to make Charles Town work settlers had to go through obstacles to overcome, such as geography, resources, and diseases.
Have you ever moved? Or have you even tried to settle in another place?It’s very difficult, Do you know why? Back then spanish explorers were the first europeans to settle the coastal region on the Carolina coast in 1521 this explore name Francisco Gordillo said to the carolina coast from the spanish fort Santo Danto charles town.Anchored in winyah bay near present day capturing natives selling them into slavery in the caribbean.
In May 1607, so many people from England landed in Jamestown, Virginia. Three english ships came around the Chesapeake bay in the hope of finding land and riches. The first english settlement was invested, by England’s strong and rich investors. When they first arrived to the Roanoke island in 1590, “colonists had mysteriously disappeared.” (Background Essay packet pg. 35) But these risks were considered possible risks in arriving at the new world. When they first set foot at Jamestown, it was filled with about 15,000 powhattan indians. They were ruled by a chief named Wahunsonacock. There were about 110 settlers and about 70 died by the end of december. Captain John Smith provided the needed leadership but
Settling in Charles Town wasn’t an easy task, the Europeans had taught us that when they first settled in Charles Town. In 1521, Francisco Gordillo became the first Europeans to explore the Carolina coast. While Gordillo did not attempt to settle, he angered many Natives by selling them into slavery. Five years later, Lucas Vasquez attempt to established a settlement, but was not successful. Many more explorers had failed to settle the land. Four ways that made Charles Town difficult to settle were; the geography, resources, and wildlife.
The book ‘Everyday Life in Early America’ by David Hawke provides a comprehensive account of the history of early settlers in America. It maintains that the geographic concept including the physical environment is a chief factor that influences the behavior of individuals. The author assumes that early settlers came to America in the hope of taking forward their customs and traditions while starting afresh in a foreign land. However, the physical environment brought about certain changes to their traditions and customs. The people slowly began to understand that the only way to survive would be to modify their patterns of living (Hawk, 1989).