So there are many aspects of life in the colonies and some people had it easy and some didn’t. Life on a farm was really hard. You would wake up and work until sunset. You lived in a one room house and the only source of heat was the fireplace. Also, when your family grew you would have to build another room on the other side of the chimney which would be really hard.
Food In the southeast region the Native Americans were hunters and gatherers. The Native Americans would take baskets and go searching for berries, nuts and other fruits. Some of fruits they would gather they would set out to dry so they did not spoil. The soil was really good to grow crops. They also planted food like corn, beans, pumpkins and sweet potatoes.
Next, Henry talked about the Middle colonies. They had very rich farmland with moderate climate. So, the Middle colonies raised livestock like cows and chickens and different grains. Then, Henry talked about the Southern colonies. The land and climate was perfect for growing crops.
This lead to South American farmers devoting more time and land to cotton plantations. The relationship between slaves and the cotton gin was a complicated one, although the cotton gin did free the slaves from having to separate cotton from its’ seeds by hand, it did increase the demand for them to work in cotton plantations. This was a result of the dramatically inexpensive price of cotton, which increased the demand for cotton by large textile factories. Cotton production also proved to be well suited to slave labour. Being a reasonably labour intensive process, farmers chose to employ a method involving slaves working in small groups, while mostly always being supervised by a white overseer.
The southern Colonies were established early on after the Settlement of Jamestown in 1607.The geography of the southern colonies was hilly coastal plains with plenty of forests. The climate was the warmest of the three regions, winters not difficult to survive, warmer climate gave rise to spread of disease. In the South there was a great divide of rich and poor. The Southern Colonies was plantation economy based on single crops mainly tobacco and rice. New England Colonies subsistence, family operated farm and business economy dependent upon small farmers and merchants.
They did much of the labor work for the southern colonies cash crops. New England colonies had a hot/humid climate so they weren’t able to do any farming like the southern colonies. The New England colonies did not have slaves, this is a big difference between the two and many slaves form the southern colonies would try to escape to the New England colonies since slaving wasn’t allowed there. But the New
Adding on, the Middle Colonies had large cities, like Pennsylvania and New York City. The soil was less usable in the New England Colonies, since it was almost all rocky, while the Middle Colonies had more fertile soil. Both regions had their children learn about their own religion, and their economy was very similar, since both did farming, logging, shipbuilding etc., to help witht the
Sam Boga and his men receive enough for themselves to indulge while the children have to determine who should be able to eat. In the market economy of the modern parts of South Africa, it’s rare to find scarce items; however, the film does give examples. The jeep that Steyn and M’pudi are constantly working on never gets fixed because they don’t have enough tools to fix it. M’pudi and Steyn are two intelligent men, but they don’t live in the urban part of South
People were polite and though there were poor in the south, none went without food or were over worked . Slavery in the south made all these things possible. How could this not be good? These are just a few reasons slavery in the south was a good thing. The citizens of the US had been struggling with the reality of slavery had found the moral high ground.
At that time, agriculture production is low because of lack of agricultural knowledge and technological inputs were also low which bind the whole family to work in agriculture fields. After 1750s industrial revolution began and it led to advances in agricultural technology that greatly increased food production, which allow other people to pursue other work. At that time horsepower came into use and machinery like steam engine used in the agricultural process. Tractors were used for ploughing. In 1701 Jethro Tull’s used drill ways of sowing seed in rows, in the place of broadcasting.
Indentures was a trade for something. It was an “eye for an eye”. The planters needed help farming and the servants needed food, shelter, and clothes so it was a fair exchange. This exchange was very important to the colony because they need income and the only way they were getting that at the time was through the tobacco farms. The only contradiction was indentured servants had to work four to seven years before they could be free again.
Most of the slaves stuck to farming and did sharecropping. Sharecropping is when a landowner allows someone to use their land in return for a portion of crops from other parts of the land. This system 's wasn 't fair because technically they were still working a s slaves but most African Americans didn’t have choice. Most African Americans didn’t even have the money to buy land. The population of african Americans was increasing from 1860 all the way up to 1881 (Document H).
In addition, many African Americans in the North were limited when it came to getting jobs. This didn’t change because most freedmen still had no way of making money for themselves, so they were not apart of the American economy. It also showed that even though slavery had been abolished, African Americans would still have a long and rough journey before being treated as equals.
The children wove basket with their mothers and did help in chores , but they never had a free time. The people lived at Ohlone tribe were mostly happy. Grapes, Olive ,fig and wheat were grown at Mission San Jose. They raised cattle, sheep and horses. They ate a variety of items including seeds, roots, grasses, berries, flower, acorn, insects, reptiles, bats, rabbit, birds, fish and larger animal like deer.
This meant the South focused on farms and plantations and had very few factories. The South grew many crops such as tobacco, rice, and indigo. But the one crop that was in almost all plantations in the South was cotton. At the time cotton was a cash crop, or a crop that can be sold for a high profit. Cotton was the most sought after crop around the world, which made it gain this status.