The two groups also settled on the east coast and had conflicts with the native residents. Although it seems as if both settlements were very different, they had their similarities. Early in the 17th century settlers from England came to North America to escape religious persecution and acquire wealth. The Chesapeake Bay settlers made their wealth through cultivating and selling tobacco. The New England setters were able to freely practice their religion and led a simple life.
The cotton gin impacted the lives of the people of the United States by providing jobs to the American people both to the northern and southern parts. Also, the cotton gin gave textiles to the United States. The cotton gin affected the U.S. politically by dealing with England in not only a trading matter, but also in a manner of discussions for treaties. The cotton gin was not the greatest invention. The lightbulb was the greatest invention because it made it available to see and do things in a more proficient manner than only advancing the cotton
Plymouth was founded in 1620, and led by William Bradford. William Bradford’s writing style was simple, and described the suffering and triumphs of the Pilgrims, as shown in his book, Of Plymouth Plantation. The Pilgrims created the Mayflower Compact, which was signed by all the male Pilgrims, in which they agreed to surrender their individual rights for the good of the community, and promised to obey rules and laws passed by elected representatives. This became the basis for the U.S. Constitution.The pilgrims depended on the Bible for setting up the government (31), based on Levitical Law. William Braford was governor from 1622-1656, except for five years.
The South mainly used them for work on plantations, and the North used them for various things, like housekeeping and working in factories. Many people in the North became against slavery, and by the late 1700’s many states in the North had outlawed it. Slavery went on in the South for almost another century until it was finally banned. This did not make free Blacks free to live like everybody else, though. Free Blacks
The Industrial Revolution began because England is abundant in natural resources, people left to that area for jobs, and inventions made it easier to perform those jobs. England is abundant in natural resources. “…she has coal and iron lying close together, that her sheep give the best wool, that her harbors are plentiful…she is not ill-off rivers.” (Doc 4). England’s geography helped them to industrialize. Coal, iron, cotton, lead, tin, and wool are the resources
In this century, slavery came into play, it was very sad because it separated families, slaves lived under poor conditions, they also had rules like the Black Codes which were laws passed by Southern states that had the intent and the effect of restricting African Americans freedom, and of compelling them to work in a labor economy. In 16-3 “Jacob Brown wishes to find his sister and friends, from whom he was sold about eight years ago.” Many of these people wanted to have liberty; they tried to reunite their families because of the separation of slavery. In addition, black people won their freedom by establishing 13, 14, and 15 amendments that signify freedom, citizenship, and vote. In the movie, “Gone with the Wind”, it shows how slaves suffered during this ages, how they were treated being ruled by their superiors. It clearly explains the example of the life of the former slaves.
The British hesitated to establish slavery in their new American colonies, as they largely relied on indentured servants in the 17th century. Indentured servants were men and women who signed a contract by which they agreed to work for a certain number of years in exchange for transportation to Virginia and, once they arrived, food, clothing, and a place where to live. Adults usually served for four to seven years and children sometimes for much longer, with most working in the colony’s tobacco fields. At first, the Virginia Company of London paid to transport servants across the Atlantic, but with the institution of the headright system in 1618, the company attracted planters and merchants to undertake the cost with a promise of land. At
However, Holt (some historians) considered that we shouldn't distinguish these two as separate events. Holt ,wrote about individual's experiences of each generations. Frederick Douglass was one of the former slaves who became a powerful African American abolitionist in the 19th century. He experienced both the position of a slave and a former slave. He was one of the enslaved people, but he was unique in that he learned reading and writing from his slaveowner's wife despite banning to teach reading and writing.
In 1619, a Dutch ship “introduced the first captured Africans to America, planting the seeds of a slavery system that evolved into a nightmare of abuse and cruelty that would ultimately divide the nation”. The Africans were not treated humanely, but were treated as workers with no rights. Originally, they were to work for poor white families for seven years and receive land and freedom in return. As the colonies prospered, the colonists did not want to give up their workers and in 1641, slavery was legalized. The northern states prohibited slavery between 1770 and 1804, but it was still prominent in the southern states.
Slavery started in the United States in 1619 to increase productivity in agriculture. They helped build the economy of this nation, because they weren 't paid to do work, they were forced to. The whites found this very convenient. If only they knew the consequences it would cause to America in the future. The most important event in American slavery during the 1820’s was the Missouri Compromise.