6. Captain John Smith: famous world traveler, 27 yo, helped save Jamestown, power in Jamestown divided among feuding leaders→ Smith became president fall of 1608, work and order in the community, raids on Indian villages for food/captives= 2nd winter 12 of the 200 died; by the time he had to leave summer 1609 Jamestown showed survival potential E. Reorganization 1. London Co.=Virginia Co.; got new charter that increased its power, expanded area; sold stock (which raised capital) to explorers, then planters who migrate= free passage to Virginia for poor who could serve 7 years 2. Great Fleet (9 vessels w 600 people to Virginia) launched spring 1609 3. The Starving Time (winter of 1609-1610): 1 ship lost @ sea, 1 stranded on Bermuda island for
William T. Johnson, also known as the barber of Natchez, was a slave until his freedom from who is thought to be his father, William Johnson, in the year of 1820. His “father” let him go when he was eleven years of age. He was freed after Amy, his mother, in the year of 1814, and Adelia, his sister, in the year of 1818. He had sixteen slaves and his eleventh child was born at the time of his murder in the year of 1851. He was murdered at the age of forty-two.
Before his machine, slaves were used to pick and separate cotton, but it would take 10 hours to remove the seeds in order to get a pound of lint. After this invention, planters were given a new use for slavery, creating a boost in slave trade all together but especially from the South to the Southwest coast line. Cotton plantations grew and therefore so did the population of slaves. This now giant cotton economy was run solely on slave-labor. This gave Southerners
El Chapo, the modern Robin Hood Born into a poor, farming family in Sinaloa Mexico, Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera or referred as, El Chapo (Shorty) Guzmán is a notorious Mexican drug lord who leads the Sinaloa Cartel. At the age of 15, Guzmán started a marijuana farm along with his cousins in an effort to support his family financially. However, by his 20s, Guzmán decided to pursue different opportunities other than working in poppy fields for the remainder of his life like most people living near his family. Through working for drug lord Héctor "El Güero" Palma and Félix Gallardo, Guzmán swiftly moved up the ranks after the leaders of the Guadalajara Cartel approved of Guzmán’s business strategies which included execution of smugglers who failed to deliver drug shipments on time. Utilizing these tactics and connections with other drug lords, Guzmán founded his own cartel which he expanded to create Mexico’s largest and wealthiest cartel.
Frederick Douglass, social reformer, writer, and abolitionist, was born into slavery in Talbot County, Maryland. His exact birthday remains unknown, but believed to be born around 1818. His mother died when he was around the age of 10, after only seeing her a few times. At this young age, he was chosen to work in the home of a plantation owner, who is believed to be his father. At around the age of 12, he was sent to Baltimore to work for Hugh Auld.
According to the materiel Of The People, Frederick Douglass was born as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey in Talbo Country, Maryland, in 1818. He was born into slavery and at the age of seven he was sent to Baltimore and became a ship caulker. He hired out his labor, paying his master three dollars a week and keeping the rest for himself per their agreement. Frederick planned his escape when his master told him to pay him all his earnings rather that just the three dollars a week. After he escaped to the north he started attending and speaking at antislavery meetings.
George Washington Carver was an African American agricultural researcher and educator.George Washington Carver was born on the year of 1864 and passed away the year of 1943.Goerge Washington Carver’s mother was used as a slave in the white family he was raised in.In the year of 1896 he earned his master’s degree from Lowa State Collge, he earned his master’s degree from agriculture.George Washington carver went to the agricultural department at Booker T. Washington’s allblack Tuskegee Institute for approximately 20 years. George Washington Carver was well known for his research on peanuts.His brother and mother were slaves of Susan Carver and Moses.George Washington Carverwas an orphan when his mother was kidnapped by slave raiders . He maintained
Although New England and Virginia both bordered the Atlantic and established in the early 1600s, New Englanders lived thirty years longer (30/60 vs. 40/70), and Virginia had a prevalent presence of indentured slaves and servants. America was first settled by English aristocrats, peasants, goldsmiths, jewelers, barbers, and glassblowers who were unfit to hunt game in forests and rivers and died from typhoid, dysentery, and salt poisoning. Under John Smith’s Virginia/London Company-given rule, he established connections with Powhatan, who traded corn (that kept colonists alive) for iron and guns. His departure made some settlers turn to cannibalism. When tobacco was found profitable, the only other activities men engaged in were sleep and drink.
His journey and experiences are amazing, as you will soon discover. Frederick was born in Tuckahoe, Maryland near Hillsborough which was twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot County (Douglass 15). When Frederick was born, he was separated from his mother, and it was rumored that his slave owner was his father (Douglass 16). Because he was separated at
Tubman decided to escape following a bout of illness and the death of her owner in 1849. A notice published in the Cambridge democrat offered a $300 reward for Harriet and her two brothers Harry and Ben. Tubman made an “Underground Railroad” which was a network of secret routes and safe houses to help escaped slaves; it traveled nearly 90 miles to Philadelphia. She went back to help the others escape, Tubman guided a group of eleven fugitives northward. In early 1859, abolonist Senator William M. Seward sold Tubman a small piece of land on the dutskirts of Auburn, New York.
In 1620, 100 Puritan refugees left England in search of not only religious freedom but also economic enterprise. They accidentally sailed into Cape Cod Bay in Massachusetts. Upon arrival, they found cleared land ready for seeding, left by the previous tenants who died due to foreign diseases. The Half of the Pilgrims perished during the first months after their winter arrival. Soon after, they were lucky enough to meet an Indian named Squanto who taught them how to utilize the land and sea.
In the memoir, 12 Years a Slave, Solomon Northup details his journey from a free African American man living in the North, who on a business trip is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Antebellum South. Solomon Northup was the son of a freed slave who lived and worked in Saratoga Springs, New York, where he resided with his wife and three children. Northup primarily worked as a farmer and a violinist, and in 1841 he journeyed with two men to Washington D.C. to play at a circus. Northup was subsequently drugged, kidnapped, beaten, transported to New Orleans, and sold into slavery in the Red River region of Louisiana. For the next twelve years, Solomon Northup toiled as the human property of a multitude of slave masters, ranging from the kind and benevolent Master Williams, to the cruel and sadistic, Master Epps.