For example, Economic New England was based on more agriculture and less industry. People in the New England region mainly done small scale farming due to long winters and poor soil conditions. The New England colonies built the economy through fishing, whaling, shipbuilding, trading, and lumber. The New England region was also mainly industrial and focused more
First of all, Englishmen migrations to Massachusetts and to Virginia were supported by the two different companies, Massachusetts Bay Company and London Company, except the migration of those people on the Mayflower to Plymouth in 1607 that was supported by London Company. Since England would like to explore the New World to find out more ways to become wealthier and plundered treasures as Spain and Portugal, the King granted permission of establishing a colony on the coast of North America of 100 miles square between the 31th parallel and the 41th parallel to London Company in 1606. (hist of vir3) London Company then firstly sent out 120 members to Virginia in December 1606. (hist of vir53) On May 13, 1607, those people stopped at a peninsula and decided
Groups of English magnates began to form companies for colonization. One of the first companies, and the company that found Jamestown, was The Virginia Company of London, for short, The Virginia Company. In order to take part in the company, one must be a male and investor. The Virginia Company’s main goal was to make a profit in the new world. King James I granted a royal charter for Virginia Company, 1606.
Douglass was born into a life of slavery that was cruel and unforgiving. He was born with nothing and in a situation where it seemed like things could not get any worse, they did. Douglass’s father was his master so he had no father figure in his life and his mother was sold soon after he was born. Unfortunately, slave children being separated from their mothers was not uncommon and “Frequently, before the child has reached its twelfth month, its mother is taken from it, and hired out on some farm a considerable distance away” (Douglass 13). While Douglass was never able to experience the value of family, Hewes was able to know the importance of his.
Shay’s rebellion was a crisis happened in 1780s at rural areas of central and western Massachusetts. At that time, many farmers were bonded to high debt when they started new farm, because of the local government did not handle the economic crisis well, there was no pro-debtor laws (i.e. forgiving debt and print more paper money). They already sent letters to the elected leaders, however, they only getting ignored by the state government, also the national government could not do anything because they had no power under the Articles of Confederation, which had many weaknesses, such as; (1) The national government did not have power to tax, (2) Congress did not have power to forces the states to obey the laws, (3) There was no system of national courts, (4) Congress could declare war and raise army, however it could not force the state
Poor sanitation, new diseases, and poop nourishment were all key factors of why the New World was a harsh place. Many of Captain John Smith’s crew members were a part of the elite class and they didn’t have the proper techniques or skills to grow crops, so they used the American Indians to help them build these Plantations for these
There were no famers on the ship list ( Smith). Without farmers, the colonist could not grow crops and so they starved. On the list, there were some men without known jobs. A few off the unknown men may have known a little about farming, but most likely not enough. Droughts were also a problem.
We learned about how these colonies couldn’t farm. Their land was very thin and stony with little level soil. Their long winters made it difficult too. Since the New England colonies couldn’t farm, they made their wealth by trading across seas. Next, Henry talked about the Middle colonies.
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
The New England colonies had a much harsher climate, which didn’t allow for as much farming. New England was still able to maintain a robust economy through lumber and fishing. Because of the large amount of crops that needed cultivating, there was a large enslaved population in the