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)
After Raleigh’s failure to establish a colony by himself, English adventurers realized that one man could not conduct colonization; rather, a group of men could be more successful. 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.
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
The History of Virginia and the Plymouth Plantation were both stories that had some similarities, but also had differences that made these stories relate to each other and also show how they had different goals to accomplish while exploring the New World. Captain John Smith and William Bradford were both settlers that wanted to achieve their goals during their journey to the New World. These two Captains had different ways of treating their fellow crew that helped them along the exploration, which is the main differences that they had. William Bradford was a captain that was looking to achieve Religious freedom in the New World, and Captain John Smith was more of a person that wanted to gain wealth and profit.
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. From “The Lost Colony and Jamestown Droughts,” the charts show that the drought lasted from “1605-1612.” With a drought that long, crops didn’t grow and colonists died from hunger and thirst.
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.
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
Both the Chesapeake colonies and the New England colonies were vital to Britain’s atlantic trade. They both had large populations and booming economies. However, they both eventually established their own cultures that were different from each other. The colonies’ differing beliefs, environments, and labor lead to the contrasting cultures. The New England Colonies were a Puritanical society, who preached against excess.
The middle colonies were made of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The southern colonies were made of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The New England colonies only farmed enough for their families because the soil was not fertile and there were long winters, which made the farming seasons short . The New England colonies were mostly Anglican religion and were evenly distributed on the social pyramid
The people of Jamestown, who came first, came with the dreams of entrepreneurship. They were charted by the Virginia Company and came here to prospect and mine gold. They had no farmers, so they wanted to make a living from other, more capitalistic means. They used indentured servants and native slaves to do the hard labor, while they would search for gold. To their dismay, there was no gold to be found.
Meanwhile, the struggle between Johnson and Congress came about, which led to his impeachment in 1868. Reconstruction failed to improve the South economically because European nations no longer depended on the South for cotton since they had important colonies in Egypt, which produced cheaper cotton. Additionally, reconstruction also failed due to "carpetbaggers" from the North because they took advantage of the devastated South both politically and financially. Since participation to hold public office was not permitted to any Southerners, the Northerners placed men in office that could be manipulated by them. Reconstruction can be considered a large failure because of resentment in the South and it seems as if they felt like they were being punished for losing the war.
The New York colony was founded by the Duke of York & Peter Minuit in 1626. The region had land that was easily suitable for farming. Their resources included furs, coal, farming etc. The New York colony did not have any main goal for religion and allowed people to express their religion freely. It officially became a government in 1775, which in turn made it a Royal colony.
The original colonists that arrived at Jamestowne forged a wreck in the society and a collapse in the economy. Rather than aiming their intention at actually forming a state, they hunted for wealth that was nowhere. Their misguided assumptions held on as they bounced into la la land. However, the economic boom that Virginia later experienced didn’t occur because of gold. As a result, Jamestowne settlers experimented with cultivation, vineyard, silkworms and even glassblowing.