The years they have lived in North America have not been easy. Hunger, lack of occupations, and Indian attacks got to be the main causes of the colonists’ deaths. This event changed history. Colonists suffered starvation due to the environment and lack of skills. There were no famers on the ship list ( Smith).
Banks were unable to keep up with loans because the Federal Reserve refused to backstop the banks. The banks eventually failed from lack of confidence from the public and bad loans. (Introduction) Five thousand banks had collapsed between 1923 and 1930. (Wall Street Crash of 1929) To add to the already messed up economy, agriculture was nothing to fall back on because it was already weakened beforehand with the mix of overproduction from companies and the rapid increase of new technologies. Farmers being the backbone to the American agriculture and having it fail because of companies, shows just how deep of a hole the Stock market had fallen in.
Fish are present in local streams but only in the spring and early summer.”(55)This was a big problem because in the winter they would not have any food. Plus because of the drought, there was no rain which meant no water to water the crops. They also died because they only had one farmer (Smith 59). Because they had only one farmer they didn’t have enough food.There were many reasons that there was no food, but one was that there was only one farmer. If this farmer happen to have an accident or die, then there would be no one to plant crops and provide food.
Marcus Garvey said, “People without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.” For the citizens of Otter Lake, a fictional reserve set in Drew Hayden Taylor’s Novel Motorcycles and Sweetgrass, they are disconnected from their cultural roots. Much of the older generation is suffering psychologically from the effects of residential schools, where their culture was taken from them. The younger generations in return feel no ties to their past as they were raised by people who feelings towards it were conflicted as they spent years being abused and told that their culture was wrong. As an author, one of their main roles is to convey a message. Considering Drew Hayden Taylor is First Nation and of the
This idea of cooperation over competition is seen as superior and more efficient. Bellamy argues that working for the common good instead of for ones individualistic goals would improve the quality of life for the masses. I could not disagree more with Bellamy. In my opinion, having a society where all goods are produced and dispersed by the State is a far bigger waste of resources. One of these being the most valuable resource of all, people.
Perhaps his feelings toward cutting back are a little softer in retrospect, but picturing what was then lacking in homes completes the perspective on the Great Depression itself. The technology and immediacy of the world was not quite as it is now, as they had to chip their own ice for example, but having to give up any amenities was difficult. A little more center in the United States, were the agriculturalists, who too had to manage the poor economic situation and failing crops, as seen in the poem by Karen Hesse, titled
Plant life wasn’t safe either. With little to no rain, high dust storms, and even depression. The drought and failure to apply dry land farming methods were the main causes of the Dust Bowl. Due to the drought, the lack of precipitation affected both wildlife and plant life. The drought even caused domestic problems such as water shortages.
Native’s from all over the country were removed from their homelands and put on smaller pieces of land reserved for their tribe or band. They were forbidden to practice their traditional ways and was forced to survive off of government rations provided once a month. Furthermore, instead of the Natives’ bands owning the land in general the government forced them to be signed allotments for individualism. All of these aspects combined took a negative toll on gender roles in the Native society. The men could no longer hunt or farm as irrigation was difficult and the soil was not fertile.
They grew up very poor, with no heating, electricity, plumbing, or automobiles. They survived off the profits of their farms and trade businesses. Many were persecuted in their countries for religious reasons and came to America to escape war and economic turmoil. When they arrived in America, they were amazed
I would say that America gives its citizens the most freedoms and rights than any other countries. It also seems America gets better every generation. I believe that America’s greatest gift to my generation is the opportunity and the freedoms that the first amendment gives to the citizens of America. The opportunity that America gives its people is the reason why America is great. The fact that even if you have disabilities you can still become whatever you want.