Smith’s writings have the purpose of telling what happened and providing the facts, whereas Anne Bradstreet does tell what happened, but she also looks toward the future in her writings. John Smith, the leader of the Jamestown Colony in America, wrote a book named The General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles. This book is a factual account of what John Smith encountered on his journeys between Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles. David Read states that “the book is full of second- and third hand information” (Read 429). In Chapter 2: What Happened till the First Supply, Smith tells what happened when the settlers first arrived at Jamestown, and
The arrival of the first Europeans in the Americas is dramatically captured through the many writers who attempted to communicate what they saw, experienced and felt. What is more, the very purposes of their treacherous travel and colonization are clearly seen in their writings; whether it is poetry, history or sermons. Of the many literary pieces available today, William Bradford and John Winthrop’s writings, even though vary because the first is a historical account and the second is a sermon, stand out as presenting a clear trust in God, the rules that would govern them and the reason they have arrived in the Americas. First of all, William Bradford provides an in-depth look into the first moment when the Puritans arrived in the Americas. In fact, he chronicles the hardships they face on their way to Plymouth, yet he includes God’s provision every step of the way.
I created the Job Posting as a way to represent the needs for different trades when settling Virginia. Most likely people would have heard about the opportunity to move by word of mouth, but I felt that a Job Posting would affectively show the need for different types of trades in America. I used images of John White’s water color paintings of Virginia and the Native American Tribe Secotan (Nadie’s homeland) to help make a connection to the story. In A World Away people of different occupations were needed to travel to the New World to help establish a colony. Tom was allowed to follow Nadie back to her land because he was a blacksmith and he was needed.
Anne Bruner Eales’ book, Army Wives on the American Frontier: Living by the Bugles, largely agrees with Fredrick Jackson Turner’s thesis. Both Turner and Eales have the idea that the American frontier shaped and changed people, creating a unique American. Throughout the three chapters of Eales’ book, there were similarities and differences between the chapters and Turner’s thesis. The two major similarities between Eales’ book and Turner’s thesis are the ideas of unique change in the people of the frontier and the frontier creating a unique American. The differences between Turner and Eales’ thoughts are very minor, Turners talks about generalized change in the American man and his family, whereas Eales talks about the change in women .
In 1492, Columbus sailed for a long time and discovered what he thought was the East Indians. Hence, he insisted that the people who lived there were Indians, and considered the peaceful continent as New World. During that time, there was an unbelievable event called The Columbian Exchange that connected the Europeans and Native Americans, and this is a great exchange that includes the exchange of commodities, people, diseases and ideas around the Atlantic World especially horses, African Americans, liberty and syphilis had a lasting influence on both the Old World and the New World. When the Europeans came to the Americas, they brought commodities to exchange, including horses, and the horses transformed the Indians’ lives. The horses disappeared for a long time in the Americas after the Ice Age until the Europeans came and brought horses to the New World.
In The General History of Virginia, written by John Smith, Smith explained a New World colony filled with magical expectations, while in Of Plymouth Plantation, written by William Bradford, Bradford wrote the realities of a beginning New Word colony. As both men are similar in as they established a colony, they differ in the reason behind it. Smith and Bradford described their narrative accounts through differing styles, tones, objectives and purposes. John Smith and William Bradford were both men who traveled across the world to establish a new colony and convince others to settle there. Smith and his followers founded Jamestown in 1616 and experienced troubles like Bradford when he founded a religious lead to Massachusetts.
Native American Research: Chief Pontiac Intro Chief Pontiac is a Native American that is important to the United States’ history. He was a part of the Ottawa tribe and led the American Indians to a revolution also known as the Pontiac War or Pontiac’s Rebellion, which was against the British when they first came to America. He wasn’t afraid to die for his rights. He believed that they all had rights to live in America and to live how they wanted to live. I chose him for my Native American Research because he was a courageous Native American hero.
George Washington in his persuasive speech, “Revolt of Officers” (1783) explains why his men should stay with him to win the Revolutionary War. George Washington supports his statements with Congresses letter, his county, and the fact the he is their commander. George Washington 's purpose it to keep his army together in order to receive independence from Britain. Washington is addressing the officers under his command, encouraging them to help their country. George Washington was born 1732 and grew up on a farm in Virginia.
The process of colonization for the United States of America was very notable in what the Englishmen had as their ideologies of expansion, how those ideologies fit into colonialism, and how the thirteen Colonies were set up until the American Revolution. The Native Indians consisted of a multitude of nations. They were living using a communal system before the arrival of the Europeans. They shared their resources and ruled their own nations. They had their own languages, cultures, sciences, etc.
He wrote out a list of all the rights that a United States citizen should have. The Bill of Rights was officially signed and enforced in December of 1791. The Bill of Rights has allowed citizens to gain more self confidence by allowing them some of the freedoms that they have always wanted for themselves. This is one of
After the recent readings for Zinn’s book, I began to do some research on the Indians helping the British during the Revolutionary War. I Google “Roles of Indians during the Revolutionary War,” and I sound a very interesting site that backed up Zinn’s statement. Many of the Indians, especially the Shawnee, Creeks and the powerful Cherokee and Iroquois helped the British in the American Revolution. The British promised Indians more than their freedom, they also promised to stop settlement on their land. However, there are some Indians that fought for America as well, those tribes were most involved with people who would become Americans.