The Building Blocks of Agriculture African Americans, whether as slaves, free citizens, or farm owners/sharecroppers, have greatly impacted the agricultural field, specifically in the southern regions of the United States through the areas of development, sustainability, and progression. With this being said, George Washington Carver, an American inventor and agriculturist, became one of the many building blocks to American agriculture by helping the Southern farmer utilize and broaden their crop production and usage. African Americans and the Southern farmer along with the lending hand of Carver served as the backbone for the most pristine industry in the world; the industry that feeds the entire nation. American agriculture persists today
“With the gales came the dust. Sometimes it was so thick that it completely hid the sun. Visibility ranged from nothing to fifty feet, the former when the eyes were filled with dirt which could not be avoided, even with goggles ”( Richardson 59). The Dust Bowl was a huge dust storm in the 1930s that stretched from western Kansas to New Mexico. People that lived in that area could not step outside or they would get dust in their lungs.
In the south, the warm, humid climate and southern, fertile soil allowed colonists to grow sugar cane, rice, as cash crops. The south was able to grow many crops and foods the middle colonies, northern colonies, and even many European countries could not produce. Even though large farming fields were a typical setting in the south, slave plantations quickly dominated the southern economy. “Profit-hungry settlers often planted tobacco to sell before they planted corn to eat” (Kennedy, 61). This quote and the 40 million pounds of tobacco annually exported during the 1630’s exemplified the desire and economic opportunity the south possessed.
A common type of grass that grew in the Dust Bowl region was buffalo grass (Doc. B). Buffalo grass only grew about four inches tall, but the grass was able to hold all the dirt beneath it. When farmers need that land they would remove the grass, increasing their chances of being caught in a “black blizzard”. Grass removal in the Great Plains was also due to overproduction of wheat during World War
For instance, farming took place in the Aztecs and Incas environment, “the Inca were farmers, growing potatoes as well as other crops, often in terraces cut into the high mountainsides.” Patel (4). They also raised sheep and used their meat for hunger and its wool for cloth. Due to the Aztecs living on a swamp, they adapted by making a floating garden called a Chinampa to help produce maise and grow other crops. Maldonado (3). It was very genius for Aztecs as well as Incas to have generated an agricultural structure.
(Fausz) The colonists had Inappropriate clothing and no defense technique. The Indians practice something called gorilla warfare and the colonists could not defend against it. (Nightmare in Jamestown)They were not prepared to fight the natives, they were only prepared to fight against the French with their close range weapons. The colonists wore their traditional clothing which did not serve them well in the winter. The Indians were prepared by wearing fur coats.
The demand for wheat went way up when Europe’s population rose. Being geographically benefitted, merchants had the Hudson, Susquehanna, and Delaware rivers for shipping off crops to the Caribbean. As for colonies in the Southern areas, mainly Virginia and Maryland, tobacco grew a important cash crop. Georgia and South Carolina grew rice, too, having lots of luck after unsuccessfully trying to grow and sell sugarcane. Indigo, which was being used for the dye in cloth, rose to fame as a crop mostly because of Eliza Lucas and her finding out that it needed certain conditions—like sandy soil and elevated ground—to be grown
Wild foods, crops in the fields, fish, wild game. The Illinois also grew and ate squash, pumpkins, and watermelon. The women buried large amounts of dried maize in the ground to be consumed in the future cold winter months. Green maize was preserved by scraping the kernels of the cobs using some kind of mussel shells from the river. The Illini women wore skirts with leggings, and the men wore breechclouts.
Next, Henry talked about the Middle colonies. They had very rich farmland with moderate climate. So, the Middle colonies raised livestock like cows and chickens and different grains. Then, Henry talked about the Southern colonies. The land and climate was perfect for growing crops.
Hogans were made by taking poles of wood and covering them with mud, more wood, and straw for the roof. It may seem unsafe to have a house made of mud, but the sun dried the mud to make a special kind of brick called adobe. For food, the Navajo mainly hunted, but they farmed the three sisters: squash, corn, and beans. Yucca was also a major food source. The animal carcass was never wasted, all the parts were used in someway or another.
They lived in duabs that had holes in the top so they could have an open fire to cook the food the men hunted. The women made the rules. Their leader was a white leader. Secondly, The yamessess was a tribe that settled in south carolina in the early 1750’s. The people lived in wigwams and cooked clams oysters.
The problem with the mountains, is that they are so tall so when an earthquake occurs the mountains will fall and destroy the area below. The United Eradyn has a fairly small amount of people who live on it. There are 6.8million square miles in all of The United Eradyn. 129 million people live on the United Eradyn, and the population density is 19 people per square mile. The ethnic groups include 75% latin, and 20% caucasian, and 5% african american.
These animals use every bit the tree has to offer. Young shoots of White Oak trees are eaten by deer. The dried leaves that drop from this tree also are eaten by deer. Rabbits use the trees twigs for their nutrients. Beavers also eat the twigs of the Quercus Alba.
At night, we slept almost naked and the temperature was thirty below. We were collecting corpses by the budreds every day"(Wiesel 70). Many things can contribute to your health being good or bad. People in the concentration camps didnt get any water which lead to dyhydration and hydration is deadly. They slept almost every night in temperatures below thirty degrees, they also slept naked with no blankets.
4,000 of the estimated 15,000 Cherokees died on their march, mostly because the troops escorting them barely ever stopped so the sick and exhausted could recover or sleep. The Trail of Tears led land west of the Mississippi river but other Native American tribes lived their like, the Caddo, Osage, and Quapaw tribes. All of the tribes had to start over when they got to their new land. They knew nothing about that land, the did not know if their crops were going to grow properly, or at all. Their was nothing the native people could do to stay their because of the selfish acts of the white settlers.