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.
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. In conclusion, the dust bowl was a man made phenomenon.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 Dust Bowl There’s a huge cloud coming only it 's not a cloud made of water, it 's a cloud of dust. When the Great Depression started in the 1930s there was a lot of economic problems, but during this time of crisis the Dust Bowl started. The dust bowl was a huge cloud of dust that destroyed parts of America. When the Dust Bowl hit it destroyed the agriculture and the dust storm affected the farmers living were the Dust Bowl hit and wherever the Dust Bowl hit, the farmer’s health was affected as well.
For example, New York is one of the busiest places in the US. One cannot possible just build a farm in New York and expect to eat locally. In addition, recently, California has been in a drought. Many farms in Southern California are out of business because of the harsh fines on water usage. Many countries experience harsh weather conditions.
Crops such as tobacco or sugar couldn’t survive the cold weather or rocky topsoil, so colonists had to find other means to make money. Out of this dilemma rose the development of the lumber, fishing, and fur pelt trade. The availability of lumber for ships, the abundance of fish in the area, and the rich pelts of the northeastern wildlife helped lead to the development of an economy that became focused on a merchant
During the jamestown period, there was seldom food to be found anywhere, which led the colony to acquire aid from the Native Americans. The Jamestown population would then slowly decrease due to disease, famine, and attacks from Natives. The one tribulation however that destroyed jamestown, was “starving time.” This period of starvation swept jamestown in the winter, which led most colonists to die, abandon their settlements, and/or return to England. Climate and war were but two common ordeals the colonists had to face traveling to America.
The physical geography of the New England, Middle, and South regions are extremely different. The New England region is difficult to farm on because you have to break up rocks to farm on the thin soil. Breaking up the rocks required challenging work and they also had harsh winters. As a result of this, the New England people began fishing on their rich grounds and entered the lumber industry because of their thick forests. The Middle Colonies has amazing soil for growing wheat, which is what they received most of their income from.