Throughout unit one we learned about the conflicts the English settlers faced as they came and settled in the new land. The first group of settlers knew very little about their voyage or what to expect when they arrived. The settlers had to deal conflict within their selves, the natives, the land, and the other settlers. Through the European pursuit to the new land they encountered a tremendous amount of conflict that lead to the loss of many men, leaving others fearful and confused, and causing conflict between the earlier settlers. It is hard to prepare for a trip when you know little about what is about to take place, but that is exactly what the English settlers did.
The soil and fertility of the land was different than what they had experienced in their homeland and therefore they struggled to find ways in which to make and grow food for themselves. They came during a terrible winter when it was extremely difficult to find anything from the land they could eat. In William Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation,” it demonstrates how new food affected the lives of the colonists such as “digging up, found in them divers fair Indian baskets filled with corn, and some in ears, fair and good, of divers colours, which seemed to them a very goodly sight having never seen any such before”(11). Finding and exploring new food to eat affected the colonist because they now had to adapt and change their diet to fit the products that they could now harvest in their new home. They had to learn how to plant these crops and how to help them grow and harvest them.
The people on the Mayflower were plagued by disease and weariness with many dying in the colony due to lack of clean drinking water and the low supplies of food. The Native Americans recognized the suffering of the colonists and offered them help in the establishing of their colony if they agreed to a few terms that were focused on not bringing war and injury to the Native Americans. The rocky soil of Massachusetts was not suitable for the planting of many crops, however the Native Americans understood how to plant corn in the soil of Massachusetts, so they shared this knowledge in order to give the colonists of Plymouth the agricultural production necessary to build a sustainable colony. Squanto showed the colonists where the most bountiful places to capture fish in order to supplement their corn diet with a protein along with using the fish as a fertilizer by burying the fish corpses in the rocky soil then planting the corn near to the fish in the newly
What horrible things did the continental army have to suffer in their six- month encampment? They experienced hunger, diseases, and death. Since it was cold some couldn 't bathe causing them to have bad hygiene. Also at the time smallpox and pneumonia was being spread. Since there weren 't many medical supplies, some couldn 't be treated.
The scots might have thought they had researched Darien enough but when they arrived they found it very different from their expectations. For example the ground was inhabitable, a marshy landscape covered by jungle, so the colonists found it very hard to grow food, which meant they were weak and illness was caught easier. Another thing the Scots failed to research was the climate, a hot, humid jungle climate with temperatures reaching over 40°C, meaning the scots weren’t prepared for Darien’s hot climate. Another significant reason for the failure of the Darian Scheme was the amount of illness being spread across Darien. The Scots might have been able to live of scraps of food but there was no way to stop illness spreading across Darien.
c. It also attempted to settle former slaves on Confederate lands confiscated or abandoned during the war. Failure of the Freedman 's Bureau The Freedman 's Bureau did not succeed in its responsibilities. Firstly, the bureau was prevented from carrying out its programs fully due to a shortage of funds and personnel. It was also marred with the politics of race and Reconstruction and in 1872, the Congress, under the pressure
Europeans had travelled to the Americas with intentions of finding gold as well as convert the inhabitants to Christianity. Many Native Americans were not given a choice and were forced to convert to the new religion and give up their traditional beliefs which created many tensions between the Old and New World.John Mair“argued that some people were by nature slaves, and some by nature free (Watson 446).” Because the Native Americans were a less developed civilization, they lacked the power to protest the European invasion and were forced into slavery which further weakened their already existing society as they had to focus on simply surviving against the foreign invaders. But not all shared the view of Native Americans as backwards and uncivilized. “Using Aristotle as his guide, Las Casas examined the Indian from the physical and the moral standpoint, which marks his essay as perhaps the first exercise in comparative cultural anthropology.” He compared the political, social, and religious arrangements of European cultures with those of Native American tribes and determined that although they were different, they were not inferior. “He paid proper due to the quality of Aztec, Inca and Mayan art and observed their ability to assimilate European ideas and practices that they found
Both of their journeys had a great cause of the separation from England. Both groups wanted to seek freedom in different ways but still did not come to agreement within themselves beside the fact the wanted to get away from King James and his way of castigation. Pilgrims and Puritan are similar But yet so different. The Pilgrims thought they were elected by god for salvation and only wanted to associate themselves with people
Exploration during the Vikings era was driven by the need to survive. The areas where they originally came from were barren, and in order to survive they needed to find an area with a surplus of food. This is one of the reasons the Vikings did not receive as much attention for their discovery of the “New World”. Another reason is that the Vikings did not spread the new found wealth of the areas they discovered. They came searching as settlers, not as explorers.
Kindred Research 2: Medicine Long ago, diseases were spread rapidly amongst the country, and the lack of medical advancements did not leave much room for survival. Physicians were nowhere near as skilled as they are today, yet they were still important as they were the only hope for treatments. It has always been debatable, however, whether slaves had access to the same amount of medical attention as their owner. Despite the controversy, slaves were not subjected to the same medical attention for many reasons. For one, the doctors best interests were with the owners rather than the slaves themselves (“Birthing a Slave”).
There are multiple factors as to why it was so difficult for the Natives to convert and modify their ways so that they could live tranquil with the Europeans and one of the major explanations is because they had no control over some of these conditions. For instance, the Columbian Exchange, or as you recall to be the biological exchange between the Old and New Worlds. Within this exchange mainly plants, animals, and microbes. Some plants were intentional to bring over from the Old to the New World to cultivate, harvest and then sell because of Europe 's cold, frigid, and barren terrain, but others were unintentional. This happened by the seeds of plants, weeds, and other vegetation somehow getting on the voyagers clothing and then falling off when they landed on the New World and thriving.
Settlers didn’t know any better so they chose Jamestown. Settlers faced many struggles, i.e. lack of food, water, and skill. Why did so many colonists die? The three main reasons colonists died was environmental issues, lack of settler skills, and relations with the Powhatans.
John Adams was not exactly like George Washington, despite working under him for over eight years. Adams first downfall was the Alien and Sedition Acts. These acts were the most bitterly contested acts of our nation yet. Our nation was designed to be a safe place for immigrants and people in general to live- the nation as a whole was built from refugees from England- yet these acts prevented our country from being able to do that. Although he was not perfect, he truly tried to be fair.