The development of colonies is a long process that has multiple directions in which can be followed. It is impossible to determine what paths will be pursued and what the outcomes will be. In colonial America the colonies were beginning to make their own change and were in the process of creating their identities. There was a struggle, however, in the beginning of the these colonies. The population death rates were impossibly high, starvation was an everyday part of life; these were problematic situations that were obstacles in the formation of the regions.
What disease could cause cause such panic and uproar that hundreds of citizens to flee from their city to avoid it? The disease in question was Smallpox. Smallpox is a fatal, infectious disease in which the infected become covered in fluid-filled bumps. The disease goes through 7 distinct stages in which the
A great example of this is the introduction of smallpox by the Spanish and Portuguese explorers. Completely unknown to the “New World,” this illness killed the majority of the local population and was one of the main reasons why the Aztec and Inca empires fell. The early settlers introduced the disease to the native population, which then led to a decline. This disease had the power to decimate entire groups of people and organizations to collapse. The effects of smallpox were devastating and noticeable and led to the fist examples of biological warfare during the Fresh-Indian War.
The 14th century was a time when the threat of disease controlled European society, putting fear into every person’s mind. The Bubonic Plague was the disease that led not only to death, but to the abandonment of chivalry and sympathy. The disease first appeared in Europe in 1347, and by the end of 1348, it had traveled across most of Europe, leaving a trail of death (doc 1). With about one third of the population dead, Europe’s society was destroyed, but it was devastated further by the pessimistic and anti semitic attitudes many of the people had. As the Black Death traveled through Europe, it left thousands dead.From 1315 to 1322, the Great Famine caused starvation and death, weakening Europe’s population.
Constant exposure to death and disease took their toll, as well. Disease would spread deadly and fast due to poor sanitation and the close quarters soldiers were put in. For example, there were over 1,300,000 cases of diarrhea among Civil War soldiers, and 34,000 of those cases ended in death. In addition to that, surgeries and amputations were responsible for a great deal of death as well, with over 20,000 soldiers dying post-surgery (Civil War 150 Interactive). Much of the death was a result of the fact that surgeons were not knowledgeable on subjects like hygiene or how bacteria spreads.
CharlesTown Settlement Issues Have you ever gone to a new place? The Europeans moved to CharlesTown South Carolina. It was difficult for them to move to Charles Town because they wanted new land. The difficulties for them where they had unfavorable weather, sickness, a lot of low food supplies, and hostility from the Native American . was inhabited by number of Native American tribes.
Not everyone in the Dust bowl area were not farmers but the thing that affected them the most was their health. The reason why the Dust bowl affects their health was because the Dust Bowl is made of, well, dust which means that it gets everywhere. Which in return ment the development of dust pneumonia which is caused when a person gets too much dust in their lungs. One women from the era states that the newspapers would say the deaths of many babies and old people are attributed to breathing in so much dirt. ( Living in the Dust Bowl,1934.
It was also becoming increasingly difficult to govern the constantly-growing colonies. There was a significant amount of argument over who owned the land. There was also the constant westward push for more land. This concerned the Indians, who were worried about the safety of the wildlife
The Jamestown colonists had many risks to get to where they were. There wasn’t enough food/water supply for the abundance of people. The food/water they did have was mostly spoiled. Another reason, is sickness throughout the ships. Since it wasn’t hygienic or safe, many did get diseases.
There was famine; many died of hunger. They no longer drank good, pure water, but the water they drank was salty.” European records also took note of the famine and despair that they had caused, “We soldiers could scarcely get about the streets because of the Indians who were sick from hunger, pestilence and smallpox.” It was this quarantine of the city, along with the block-by-block destruction of houses that helped lead the Spanish to the capture of the city only three months after the siege
As it is with many major crises, the Jews were blamed during the time period of the plague. The people during the time thought that they may have had a disease bestowed upon them because they were living amongst Jews. They began exiling or murdering many Jews. Many Jewish areas were completely abandoned after the exiles, murders, and plague. People were also afraid because the Jews were getting the plague, but not at the same rate as the Jews.
I learned that because of the lethal symptoms and rapid spread, the “Black Death” would be one of the most catastrophic events in mankind killing at least 25 million. People died so swiftly and in such high numbers that burial pits were dug, filled, and then abandoned. Bodies (sometimes including the living) were shut up in houses and burned to the ground, and often corpses were left where they died in the streets. There is no doubt that the bad habits of the local populations, that included throwing human waste into the streets, sharing polluted water, and the freedom of pigs and livestock to graze in the city, all contributed to an environment that provided the perfect breeding ground for this disease to spread. In the end, I learned that the spread and symptoms of the “Black Death” would leave an everlasting impression in the world because of the causalities it
It killed almost everyone it came in contact with. The mortality rates were similar for both Christian and Muslim people. The spread of the disease made people start to become paranoid and ready to find a scapegoat to blame this horrible tragedy on.