I am enlightened by your desire to come join me here in Jamestown, but life has been a never ending roller coaster as the years slowly pass by. Some days I wonder if leaving the slums to avoid my peasant status was worth risking making an attempt at creating a new life in Jamestown. I have trouble falling asleep as I am persistently worrying about whether or not I will wake up the next morning, or if I will die in my sleep during a surprise Indian attack. Even tobacco alone cannot soothe my nerves and paranoia, nor can the money that has been produced from the tobacco market keep my mind in a state of peace. Even though the colony has recently prospered from the blooming tobacco business, I would strongly recommend for you all to refrain from coming here unless you enjoy an indentured servant life, constant Native American threats, and terrible living conditions.
Environment and Development There were many new world crops for the Spanish to cultivate, one being maize. This became a staple in their society. A century after Columbus had crossed the ocean; New Spain had become a strong empire. The access to furs had a strong influence on the New French way of life.
The Journey from Restrained to Independent The evolution of women’s rights has a unique history of its own. Women’s rights have evolved tremendously throughout many decades. Going back to the colonial times, English women did not have personal rights and they served as maids to their loved ones. Modern women have the freedom that our female ancestors did not have.
Human bodies played a significant role in the hunt for witches and other European religious struggles. Throughout Germany, the concept of witchcraft and the obsession to stop it was at its worst from 1550 to 1650. While older women were famously the targets for accusations of witchcraft, men and children were not exempt from the terror that was the witch hunt. As described in Roper’s Witch Craze, there were multiple known influences on this phenomenon that killed so many, such as religious instability and various aspects of the human experience. One theme that is prevalent is that of women, their bodies and how the two of the aspects influenced the idea of witchcraft and way society attempted to end it.
Though alike in their English heritage, the colonies of New England and the Chesapeake diverged from one another because they were colonized in different ways and for different purposes, giving rise to differing economies, lifestyles, and politics. New England was immensely democratic, possessed a market economy, and was largely centered around family and religion. Contrastly, the Chesapeake made its revenue in tobacco, consisted of mostly single young men, and had aristocratic governance at odds with its poor, farming population. Colonies produced several exports unique to their region. New England, with its vast forests, codfish hordes, and abundant wildlife, chiefly exported fish, ships, timber, fur, and metals.
Chesapeake- Indians initial help in Jamestown; colonists did not try to adopt Indians into their society, rather move them away. New England- Praying towns made to try to convert Indians to christianity, initial help of Indians, colonists forbade Indian traditions in their colonies, very little mixing through marriage between colonists and Indians Spanish Southwest- Spaniards brought tremendous amount of sickness, initial help of indians, Spanish made biggest attempt to adopt Indians into their culture but suppressed Indian culture, many christian missionaries. New York/ New France- Indians traded with both but established big fur trade with French, bot New York and New French colonies sided with different Indian groups, intermarriage between
The Chesapeake and New England regions settled in the new world with different economic and religious beliefs, which led to different traditions and interests. These things that I stated led up to two separate societies, though both regions were mostly settled by the English. The Chesapeake part of the land was filled with men in search of property, and economic opportunity. The New England part of the land had families who had ventured into the new world to find a place to practice their religions that were forbidden in England. Mostly, the Chesapeake men spent their time trying to earn a living off selling tobacco, planting on their farms or plantations, or searching for gold.
Early Colonies the Models The colonization of America began with a series of attempts by the English to establish a colony in the New World which would serve to compete with the successful Spanish colonies in the south. In 1584, Queen Elizabeth the first charged Walter Raleigh with finding a suitable place that would fulfill these conditions. In turn, Walter Raleigh sent a voyage consisting of Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe across the Atlantic in 1584. The voyage resulted in the claiming of North Carolina in July later that year.
Plymouth Colony was founded in 1620, at Plymouth, Massachusetts, by Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower, a ship carrying settlers. The Massachusetts Bay Colony wasn't settled for another 11 years. History When the Pilgrims first arrived in 1620 it was the local Wampanoag Indians who taught them how to grow or plant crops. The Indians and the Pilgrims went on to celebrate the first Thanksgiving in the New World together.
Upon arrival, the Northern and Southern colonies, in a similar manner, suffered many challenges such as disease, starvation, and malnutrition. The Northern colonies labor systems differed from the South because of the communications with the Native Americans. This had a huge impact on the economic development in the North. The Pilgrims were welcomed by Squanto, a Patuxet Indian, who helped the migrants establish friendly relations with the Indian people. The settlers learned to fish, hunt, and farm.