King Philips War and Bacon’s Rebellion were two pivotal points in early American history. Ironically, they both shared many similarities between them. There are three main points of discussion in comparison of the two conflicts: 1) why the fighting started, 2) what they were fighting over, and finally 3) who they were fighting against. Each of these conflicts resulted in tragic loss of many lives of settlers and Indians and caused even more tension between the English and the Native Americans.
The Second Anglo-Powhatan War was fought from 1622 until 1632, pitting English colonists in Virginia against the Algonquian-speaking Indians of Tsenacomoco, led by Opitchapam and his brother (or close kinsman) Opechancanough. After the First Anglo-Powhatan War (1609–1614), which ended with the marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe, the English colony began to grow. The headright system begun in 1618 granted land to new immigrants who, in turn, sought to make their fortunes off tobacco. As English settlements pressed up the James River and toward the fall line, Indian leaders devised a plan to push them back and, in so doing, assert their supremacy over the newcomers. On March 22, 1622, Opechancanough led a series of coordinated surprise attacks
Between the years 1750 and 1776, England was locking down on the colonies, imposing lots of taxes against the colonists such as the Stamp Acts and Townshend Acts. Tensions were high between England and the colonies and the idea that a Revolution might take place wasn’t out of the question. And it was between those 25 years that colonists in America began to find a sense of unity and a sense of their own individual identities. To find both a sense of unity and their own identity, the colonists banded together in the face of adversity, they also found a sense of identity and unity due to a lack of a sense of belonging, and through the passing of the Townshend Act.
The first contact between the Natives and puritans was for trade and diplomacy only. The puritans though that they needed to teach the native their religion, but they where still too outnumbered by the natives to try that until after the war. The puritans were very hostile and they did not let the natives into their colonies. They were racist and they even robbed some of the natives graves. The natives were relatively chill, but they did have their faults, considering people just came and invaded their land.
There were both democratic and undemocratic features in colonial America, as democracy was a work in progress. Virginia’s House of Burgesses, Plan on a Slave ship, and The Lady’s Law are 3 examples of the documents I used. I also explained my reasoning in my paragraphs. Below are my reasonings, and my Documents.
In the 1600’s as the first English colonists were settling in America, there was little difference between the identities of the colonists and the identities of the citizens still in England. The colonists were very much still English citizens who just took an opportunity, whether it was to make money or practice their religion. As time wore on this changed, as the colonists in America dealt with many experiences very different from those living in England. This included dealings with aggressive natives and the overall struggle for survival. By 1763, at the end of the French and Indian war, it was clear that the identities of those in England and the colonists were very contrasting. Although there were colonists whose
Between the period of 1600 and 1750 more and more colonies were beginning to emerge and become established. Throughout colonial America, from New England to the Southern colonies, many colonies were starting to form themselves by placing a government and laws, social structure, economic systems, and more. By looking at the two British colonial regions: New England and the Southern colonies between the early 1600’s to 1750 it is apparent that type of government and religious diversity are different however, both regions economical systems were similar.
Although, the Pequot War had ended the need for land still remained the main need among the colonist in the New World. This left a great opportunity for Massasoit to gain an upper hand and, continue to gain power by selling his lands to the English. These sells also brought peace between the tribes and the colonists but, this also gave Massasoit more power in the New World. Thus, “…from Massasoit’s perspective, his alliance with the English continued to serve him well.” This would last for years but, Massasoit’s power would be altered by a great change in the New World. The change would be the mindset of the second generation colonist in which they now seek economic gain and material goods rather than land. This change was due to the
Around the years 1650 Great Britain 's North American colonies were racially white, ethnically english and religiously Protestant. Years passed and the 1700s were among us, those colonies changed and had become more diverse. Race, ethnicity and religion affected the society but what really happened in the hundred years that passed to affect the society?
In Southern New England, on Narragansett Bay the Wampanoag Native Americans settlements were starting to grow. “Metacom,” a local chief whom the British called “King Philip,” had led British attacks to nearby communities in Southern New England. Other Native peoples such as the Alonquian, Nipmucks, and Narragansettes had also joined King Philips forces.
The earliest colonists who came to Americas in search for better land, opportunities would have to struggle before finding what they came in search for. They face many circumstances one of them being they didn’t speak the language and where new to the land. Throughout time they learn to cultivate crops exchange items for food etc.
The English had ended up burning 5 or 6 villages and destroying many cornfields. The mens next mission was to find the murderers of John Stone. Endicott’s and Gardiner’s men sailed out to where the Pequot tribe was. The English ended up running into the Pequot and they attempted to negotiate with them. The negotiating didn’t work out and the English ended up burning the village and killing a Pequot. The Pequot were ready to retaliate.
The relations between the early settlers and the native Americans were sour from the start of American settlement. The main cause of this bitterness was that fact that the first settlers aka puritans only saw Indians as savages and that the Indians would be never be equal to them, and the start of this conflict was when puritans started seizing native American land for their own use illegally. and even though most native Americans didn 't like the settlers some tribes sided with the settlers in future wars to come.
At the time, the French and Spanish had crossed the Atlantic Ocean and entered the “New World” as servants of the crown, which were governed by sovereigns. However, the English colonists were free to govern themselves as long as they obeyed British law under parliament and remained loyal to the king. When referring to English migration as the “New World,” their strong motive for English colonists’ actions was freedom of religion. At the time, the British were facing much religious conflict with their borders, knowing the English were going into a Civil War. On one side were supporters of the king (Charles I) and on the other were supporters of Parliament that was led by Oliver Cromwell. Between 1642 and 1651 supporters of Parliament and the monarchy fought for control of England. The dangerous religious conflict and fear was