Many of the economies were based upon the Geography of the region. The land of the New England Colonies was shaped by glaciers. At a point of the Ice Age ice cut through the mountains. With this the glaciers pushed the rocks and soil to the south leaving only a thin layer of rocky dirt. Since the soil was rocky and bad, New England Colonies were not very good for farming.
Towns people would have money, bathrooms, and a better life while farmers on the outside had to rely on their own sources to live off of. Farmers failed to follow a new technique of farming which would help prevent wind erosion during the drought. Dryland farming would benefit farmers by using drought resistant crops and conserving moisture. Wheat, corn, and even watermelon were crops that would be grown. The method of dry farming would’ve benefitted the farmers in need of crops but the failure to acknowledge the technique had devastated farmers from all around in arid lands.
Many new farmers came to the plains in hopes to escape the depression. They used very poor farming techniques which disrupted the environment. With the especially dry climate, and thousands of new farmers using poor techniques, this created the disaster known as the Dust Bowl. Many people debate about how the dust bowl happened. Some say it was the weather, but the poor cultivation of the farmers in the early 1930s was the real cause of that tragic
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. Eventually, the colonists did get food when they traded with the Indians.
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.
They were filled with rocky soil, and many ocean ports. With this being said farming was not easy here and the colonists had to make money by fishing, whaling, and building ships. Other ways of making money included lumbering and fur trading. One specific colony was Plymouth, Massachusetts. like the rest of the New England colonies Plymouth was cold and the winters were harsh, and long.
Grants did give new probabilities to many poor farmers from the East as well as the Midwest. Not many laborers or farmers could afford to build a farm or get livestock, the tools for work, or even seeds for planting. In the end, most of the land went to cattlemen, miners, lumbermen, and railroad however some small farmers did acquired more land under the Homestead Act. This Act has been called the most important act for the welfare of the people that has ever been passed within the United States. Most of the land that was available was said to be in very poor condition to farm especially those areas where droughts were common issues.
In DOC.E you can see just how many conflicts the two groups had. If the colonists would have been kind to the indians and then asked for help the indians may have helped the colonists learn how to plant crops and get a fresh supply of water which in the end would have led to very few casualties for the colonists. Although to survive you definitely had to have made tough decisions, In the end Jamestown was successful.The colonists had no idea what they were going into upon arrival in Jamestown, and many died. Why did so many of the Jamestown colonists die? In the end the cause of death for many colonists was starvation,disease, and their unstable relationship with the Powhatans, but because of those who survived the creation of America was made
Another problem was drought. From 1607 to 1611 there was period in Jamestown that rainfall was less than normal. Because of the lack of rainfall, crops were not able to grow which caused starvation. Water was just one of the problems for the colonists. Slave masters would have been nothing without the slaves because only slaves know how to do the work.
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