The families that came to New England were able to settle and govern like “a city upon a hill”, as an example to John Winthrop's ideas in 1630 (Doc C), even though they were not expected to be capable of creating a governing system. One noticeable between the two systems of government, was the fact that people in New England had a chance to rise on the social and political chain unlike people in Chesapeake region. Due to Bacon's Rebellion, people in Virginia were worried about others going against the crown and it was not possible for people to reach a higher status because of it. The differences in the two colonies made the possibility for government either possible, or completely
Never before had they experienced summers so warm and winters so cold, especially as they arrived to America during “the little ice age”. Disease affected both natives and colonists. Smallpox devastated the Indians, “their flesh became so consumed with sores that their flesh adhered to the mats on which they slept,” (pg 172). Influenza also killed hundreds upon thousands of Indians and Colonists. Settlement & Migration The colonists may have been wary of traveling to far into Indian territory when the first arrived to America, but they soon spread along the coast.
When the Natives took them to where the gold was, there was very little and the Europeans did not like this. They resorted to violent methods and tried to make the Natives take them to the real gold thinking that they were just hiding it from them. One reason as to why the Europeans began their exploration of the Americas was that they wanted to find a new trade route to Asia. Columbus believed that if he sailed west, he could reach Asia faster than traveling on land or going around Africa. Asia had the spices
Looking back to the 1500s, the English had been situating settlements in Ireland and used a familiar model in the New World. The early years of Jamestown were difficult for the settlers. The land was hot, humid, and mosquito-infested, and the settlers were mostly aristocrats and artisans that spent much of their time searching for gold. Those who didn’t die on the trip, died once they arrived from diseases and starvation. In 1607, about 3 ships-each holding more than 100 English passengers, arrived on the Chesapeake Bay region of Virginia.
Later that year he worked to ally Canada with the Patriots, failed miserably, and managed to severely injure his leg. This loss lead to hundreds and deaths and injuries to the American Soldiers. Later the next year Arnold performed brilliantly at the Battle of Lake Champlain, rescued the Patriot forces from disaster, and made up for his humiliating loss. In 1778, after his leg was injured again, Arnold became military governor of
The first war, which began with the murder of 347 white settlers by Indians, lasted a total of 12 years (1622-1634). It was followed by the Pequot War (1636-1637), King Philip’s war (1675-1677), the war against the Tuscarora Indians (1711-1712), and others. The wars continued until the end of the XIX century and ended only after the formation of reservations. The area of Indian settlements was defined then through the new legislation in the United States. As a result of the wars with the Indians, more than ten New England cities were partially or completely destroyed and the losses among the colonists reached thousands of
The Panic of 1873 contributed to The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 by allowing hardworking people to experience financial struggle and by causing southern blacks to nearly lose the little hope they had remaining. Although The Panic of 1873 contributed to many bad things, it ended in a way many did not think it would end. President Hayes eventually [sent many troops and militia from city to city] where strike occurred to decrease and soon cease all strikes until it was over (PBS 1). In 1878, many believe that this was when the strike was over, but many smaller strikes resulted thereafter from The Great Railroad Strike. But what we refer to as The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 finally ended in 1879.
Since the arrival of Europeans and other ethnicities through places such as Ellis Island in the 1800’s, immigration has been a driving force in the preservation of cultural, ethnic, and political diversity in the US. As former President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources–because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.” This shows that America is not considered great for its oneness and uniformity, but for its ideological plurality and ethnic multiplicity. Over the times however, including today with Donald Trump and much of the GOP, immigration has been a contentious and controversial topic. Many look at and scrutinize the negative consequences of illegal immigration
They did a really big step infact western doctors before 1347 did still believe in scorn of the body and ancient medical false ideas like the theory of humor. But after the plague killed almost all the doctors they changed in both personnel and precept (“Man and Disease: The Black Death”). Another good consequence of was that Black Death stopped serfdom and you can clearly see the impact of a plague when you compare two areas in which one was got hit by the plague and the other one was not, as a fact in Russia where the plague wasn't that horrible as in most of the countries of Europe, serfdom kept on going until the 19th century (“Man and Disease: The Black Death”). The last and most positive consequence of the Black Death is that manpower was much more important than it was before. Now there were not a lot of
The battle was Washington 's second loss in less than a month. However, despite the defeat at Germantown, Washington could take solace in the fact that the soldiers of his Continental Army conducted themselves. The
In colonial America, the citizens did not know exactly what they wanted for their government. The colonists knew they didn’t want their lives to be like they had been in England. They were open to ideas; they did not know what would work and what wouldn’t. The colonists knew that trial and error was the best idea at the time. The democratic and undemocratic features of colonial America were very apparent in that democracy as it was a work in progress.
The American’s or colonists’ way of achieving their independence actually in my opinion would not be consider a smart idea in a perfect world but since it is not a perfect world. Their decision was great. Of course, casualties are an issue due to the war or either diseases, but those soldiers and battles made America what it is today. The colonists may have not accomplished their goal in a way they would want to but it accomplished the goals it should and achieved even more goals. Peace treaties were signed between nations and America got its independence.
When the English started to colonize the New World, they first tried to settle at a place called Roanoke. “At the end of the first year, all of the surviving colonists get on a supply ship to go back to England.” This might have stemmed from the fact that the colonists turned on the natives that were supplying them with food to survive. John White returned to Roanoke in 1587, this time as governor of the colony. His journal from that expedition documents the increasing hostilities between the Algonquian Indians and the English settlers. In this excerpt, White relates one of the English colonists’ more devastating mistakes: inadvertently attacking and killing some of their own Indian
After returning from the war he understood quickly that there was a lack of affordable housing for the returning veterans which was created mainly due to baby boom. Levitt had experimented on different techniques of mass housing projects even before the war which was not a very much success. But after the war and in the middle of the affordable housing crisis, the assembly line construction method allowed the success of the Levittown concept. A lot of these techniques is believed to have come from William Levitt when he was in the Navy. “The assembly line construction method allowed Levittown to be constructed more efficiently than other developments at the time, with teams of specialized workers following each other from house to house to complete incremental steps in the construction.” In 1946, the first major concept of Levittown was laid where Levitt bought about 4,000 acres of potato farms and started construction of the biggest private housing project in American history.