As time went by in the new colonies the excitement of being unified in the same Christian beliefs and the “new” wore off the new settlements. People started to get off the straight line of Christian beliefs that people like John Smith and John Winthrop had drawn for the settlers. There was a big gray area of what could be done and what couldn’t be done which caused problems. The judgment of the grey areas was to be left up to the leaders of the colonies which most of the time included the preacher.
The Black death, along with taking down Europe’s economy, also affected the way of life, and the church’s power. When the black death struck the church also started to lose it’s power. People started to abandon the church 's and piety, for more self indulgent ways of life such as Hedonism(Green). Also, the people became angry with the church not being able to deal with the problem which lead to people not believing in the clergy, which is known a anticlericalism. This also lead to protestant reformation when the church really lost it’s
Roger Williams ultimately declared that Christ’s true church could not be known among men until Christ himself returned to establish it. Another huge belief Williams had was the separation of church and state. Roger was a big encourager
“Some harshe and (cruel) dealinge by cutting of towe(two) of the Salvages heads and other extremetyes.”(Hume 61). The colonist’s bad relationship with the Native Americans led to many deaths. “Although still part of Powhatan’s Confederacy, the tribe had seen less of the English that had those closer at hand and with luck might be more friendly. And so it proved.
They did plant. But they were not worried about food. They expected ships to arrive from England. But only a few ships arrived. The ships brought some supplies, but the ships had been sent to take goods back to England, goods that had not yet been created by the colonists.
Lastly, Native American tribes could have told other tribes about the unfair trading. Due to this, this could have ended peaceful trading between the Natives and the colonists, and started conflicts. In conclusion, many colonists died at early Jamestown because of a horrible relationship with the Native Americans. Other colonists died at Jamestown because of issues with the environment. First, the water from the James River, which connected with
In conclusion Muckrakers brought change to society by bringing to light what was in the darkness. By exposing how child labor had a negative effect on children and society. The meat packing industry was busted for there unsanitary ways. The railroad was exposed for taking from those who could not fight on their own.
The death of Okonkwo at the end was unpredictable because throughout the novel, Chinua Achebe described him as a strong warrior who feared of nothing besides failure and weakness. When Okonkwo committed suicide, he also committed the only thing he feared, and that was
As they thought it was the Christians who caused this disease. Christine A. Smith said, “The despair caused by the plague within the city led the people to be indifferent to the laws of men and gods, and many cast themselves into self-indulgence.” However, there were some miracles happening. As we can imagine, people during that time tended to believe that the gods can save their lives, if they didn’t, it meant that they believed the wrong gods.
The ignorance and greed of the colonists, who thought of only their own welfare, caused a great deal of suffering to the Native Americans. The colonists drove out the Native Americans off their land and transported them to land where the soil was infertile and where many of the Native Americans starved. Another example of this would be the Jewish Holocaust. Anti-semitic ideas, in the form of propaganda, and Adolf Hitler’s hate for the Jews drove him to start the Jewish Holocaust.
The Bible was translated to their native language. It forced the Indians into fighting a war when they planned to evict them from their land. It became apparent that the spread of Puritanism was not successful and the “Praying Towns” were decreasing. Even if they managed to convert some Native Americans they characterized them as traitors.
There were very few Native Americans and they were being killed off because they were living on land that supposedly needed to be built on. In Touring Indian Country it describes the fear of Native Americans that many had when traveling west, but was not actually the case because there were very few tribes with a meager population. The Touring Indian Country exemplifies people’s fear of Native Americans and the lengths people took to destroy or stay away from Native Americans. The Native Americans population was dwindling because of the diseases that were spread by the Europeans, and because of the advanced technology of Europeans in which gave them guns instead of bows and arrows. The Indian Removal Act also supports this idea because it removed around 50,000 Native Americans (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw and others from their home) to Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma).
However, the church suffered from the plague as well. The church lost members of the clergy and priests but couldn’t find any to replace them to meet the high demand. It started to convince people to question the beliefs that the Catholic Church taught to them. The church lost the respect and its influence to the people of Western Europe (Thompson 350).