1. How does the discipline of geography provide a bridge between the social sciences and the physical science? Geography can be described as the most interdisciplinary of disciplines. Geography is the study of our planet 's landscapes, peoples, places and environments, global issues, the human impact on the environment and also, the interconnectedness of the world and our communities within it. Human geography takes into account the dynamics of cultures, societies, and economies, and physical geography studies the physical landscapes and the environment.
When looking at the social and political changes that took place during the early American colonies you can see a steady progression towards ideologies that would lead to the Revolution. When you have different levels of government being put in place by the states depending upon their needs, where rural areas had different court systems than more urban areas, you see a level of independence for governance that the colonists began to see the benefit of having, separate from the rule of the Crown. To counter this increase in independence. the Crown implemented ever changing political positions that could be assigned to those who were loyal to the Crown and the social hierarchy that was prevalent in Britain at the time. These actions of corruption
In the mercantilist system, American colonies were expected to help the crown achieve a favorable balance of trade, favorable specie inflow, economic self-sufficiency and an export surplus. Colonies were expected to supply products which would otherwise have to be obtained from non-imperial sources, generate exports by the production and sale of products in high demand outside the empire, and provide a market for the mother country's exports. The mother country would provide the colonies with centralized governmental control of the economy, as well as naval and military protection.
The conflict between Britain and her colonies was mainly economic in origin due to acts imposed by the Britain as well as the idea of mercantilism. Back then, Britain practiced mercantilism- in which a country's wealth was measured in the amount of gold and silver it possessed. Thus meaning, the colonies existed to support the mother country economically by importing and exporting goods to and from Britain. As Documents 3 states, "the colonies are generally restricted in all their foreign trade", because all goods from the colonies were "reserved for the British realm".
It’s been over 200 years since the original thirteen colonies of America fought their revolutionary war against Great Britain, in hopes of achieving their independence. We shall be going through a few areas of the Revolution, such as the military, social hierarchy, the role of men and women during the war, the colonists’ values of equality and their social contract response to the British government’s abuses, and we’ll compare these areas to the present day. The American Revolution started around April of 1775, when British redcoats and American militiamen exchanged gunshots in Lexington and Concord in Massachusetts. However, that was only the beginning of the fighting; the reasons for the war date from years prior, when resistance from the
There was no singular event that led to the American Revolution however, there were long-term causes that were brought to the forefront because of short-term events. Many of these long-term causes were tax acts that were being placed on the colonies to help Britain pay debt that was inquired during the war with France. These tax acts included the Sugar Act of 1764, the Quartering Act of 1765, and the Townshend Acts of 1767. These acts required the colonies to pay taxes on coffee, tea, paper, and other item, while at the same time forcing them to feed and house british soldiers (Schultz, 2014 pp. 84-90).
1. ( 4 Specific examples ) What were the main characteristics of the Indian civilzations in Mesoamerica? -The Indian civilzations were mostly farmers, they believed in many gods, the peasants were taxed , and elite class ruled the society.
If you were to halt a random person on the streets of a large city and ask them to explain exactly how America came to be, chances are they wouldn’t be able to answer solidly. Well, unless they happen to be a history teacher. Although, most American citizens don’t even know who the ruler of England was when the 13 colonies came. There’s a lot of misconceptions, too. Like how Columbus ‘discovered’ America and that George Washington was the first president.
In 1775, America was thrust into its first war on American soil, best known as the American Revolution. This was the first time that the British had recognized the United States as an independent country. There are several possibilities as to the cause of this well-known war and the true cause of the revolution was most likely multifactorial. However the most common themes as to the cause of the American Revolution was either an uprising and revolution between the original 13 colonies or a conservative reaction to British action against the colonies themselves.
In Warlow’s article, he provides an overview of the numerous economic changes that occurred in the 18th century. He discusses the origins of mercantilism and the slow transition to its end, the influence by Smith’s publication of The Wealth of Nations on mercantilism, and how physiocracy rebuffed the principles of mercantilism and preferred an economic philosophy based on land (Warlow, 2007). Mercantilism started as a practice during the transition from the feudal economy to merchant capitalism and international commerce. A strong central authority was vital to the expansion of markets and mercantilists considered that the power of the state should be enhanced by the accumulation of wealth in gold and silver.
During the thousands of years before the arrival of European contact, the Native American people developed an inventive and creative culture. They had created a very well round colonization among the extensive land. The year 1492 the Spaniards allowed for Christopher Columbus's voyage of discovery began a series of developments. Columbus traveling in hopes of finding faster route to Asia for trade and riches. While he never truly ended up there, the new found land was viewed as an opportunity for new riches.
Historically the United States of America is looked at as one the most powerful and successful countries in the world. To think this wasn’t always the case is bizarre. It all started as thirteen little colonies that were under British control. Many things played a part in making the country what it is today. It would have been nice to look at it as one specific event, but it was many political, economic and social factors that led to the American Revolution.
The American Revolution was a direct result of the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years' War, that took place from 1756-1763. France and Great Britain were competing for territorial claims in North America. The British saved the Native American colonies from French takeover, and the government was in a huge debt afterwards, so they decided to tax colonists on goods and items. This made the colonists furious and began demanding for independence from Great Britain. The Boston Massacre was an incident between the British soldiers and the colonists in Boston, Massachusetts that took place on March 5, 1770.
When George III inherited the throne in 1760, he won many friends in America with his beliefs on virtue and religion. Shortly after his ascension, his ministers began implementing rules and regulations. What the ministers didn’t know is that the very preventative actions they put into place brought the complete opposite of what they wanted. These actions were put into place in the hope that Britain would win a war with Spain and establish authority in the colonies before they first surpassed them.
Eric Hoffer once wrote, “We used to think that revolutions are the cause of change. Actually, it is the other way around: change prepares the ground for revolution.” The American revolution, according to David Dzurec took place, “Between 1770 and 1776, as the American relationship with Britain disintegrated” (432). Relationships were destroyed when the British started imposing unfair taxes to their colonies without an agreement of any sort. With the colonists being unable to pay their taxes, a rebellion was declared.