The Obstacles in Charles Town Settlement within North America first started in the year 1493. Settlement within South Carolina on the other hand, started in the year 1521. Francisco Gordillo first sailed to the Carolina coast in 1521, and many historians believe he anchored near present day Georgetown. Although Gordillo was the first to explore the Carolina area, he was not the first to try to settle the land. He quickly angered the natives by capturing them and selling them into slavery in the Caribbean.
Every year on October 8 millions of Americans stay home and celebrate the “discovery” of our great nation, but most people are misinformed about Christopher Columbus. Many people believe that Christopher Columbus was the first person to discover North America; however, it is quite the contrary. There were many explorers that came to North America, and also there were permanent settlers that moved to North America during the ice age when the land bridge connecting Asia to North America existed. All things considered, the Columbus Day holiday should not be celebrated in the United States, because Columbus was not the first person to discover America, and he tried to enslave the Native Americans, also, he believed the Native Americans were a barbaric, primitive, and unintelligent race, who were beneath his European standards.
The transformation of the West changed the frontier into a new and growing part of the United States. Over the period of twenty five years the land changed drastically. New technologies were created allowing the expansion of the United States to continue marching forward. The Native Americans were conquered and the railroads brought greater civilizations. The United States had already started creating a path leading into the West by laying down railroad tracks, consequently the Indians fought back in fear of losing their homelands and people.
In the two novels they have similarities, as well as differences. They both were enslaved when they were a small child and they both have family and love ones that care for them. These are a central themes that are similar in both slave girl in california and the narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass. However there are a lot of opposing themes such as between the two novels only one has a death of a family member and in one of the novels the main character had to suffer for mostly his whole life without ever being free.
Sacajawea was one of the most influential people in the exploration of the west coast. Sacajawea was a native american woman living in 18th and 19th centuries. Americans today know nothing certain about this brave woman. The only information that Americans have about sacajawea is from the diaries and journals of Lewis and Clark. Sacagawea was born in around 1786 in Idaho or Montana as a lemhi shoshone woman.
1. How does the geography of Jamestown, as well as the economy, play a part in this letter? The purpose of this letter is Richard Frethorne is to update his parents about his stay in Jamestown and requesting food from them. To persuade his parents to send him food or anything, he had to write in detail about his experience there by describing the economy and the harsh environment.
Jamestown From the very beginning Jamestown was not an easy colony to be apart of, some of the hardships they happened to face were unimaginable. The colonist’s dealt with many things such as, “disease, famine, and continuing attacks of the neighboring Algonquians took a tremendous toll on the population”(5). During the first years of Jamestown being established they were fighting everyday to stay alive. With minimal food sources the colonists were weak and very susceptible to disease. They also were at constant battle with Native Americans who were also living on the land around the colony.
When English royalty began giving charters for the exploration of America, people had no idea what kinds of adversities they would face. While eager to obtain new land and sources of economic growth, many ignored the possible negative outcomes of exploration. English settlers would be forced to overcome human and environmental challenges that would make it difficult to establish and maintain permanent colonies in America from the time of Sir Walter Raleigh to the time of Opechancanough. When Sir Walter Raleigh organized the expedition to Roanoke, the primary reason to go to America was the possibility of establishing a profitable colony.
Native Americans flourished in North America, but over time white settlers came and started invading their territory. Native Americans were constantly being thrown and pushed off their land. Sorrowfully this continued as the Americans looked for new opportunities and land in the West. When the whites came to the west, it changed the Native American’s lives forever. The Native Americans had to adapt to the whites, which was difficult for them.
During the 1800s, America was a prospering and powerful country so the People felt that it was their Manifest Destiny, or obvious fate, to settle from coast to coast. Therefore, they set out to get all lands in the West, and were determined to do so, no matter how much they had to give up. However, when the Americans started moving westward, they kicked Native Americans out along the way. They had no respect for other people’s ownership of the land and did anything they needed to obtain it. The idea of Manifest Destiny divided the nation in several controversial topics like Indian territories and slavery.
The Jamestown settlement was one of the harshest experiences for many of the people on that voyage and it was led by Bartholomew Gosnold. If one family member owned a big section of land the family would often fight over the claim on the land. The settlers lost all of their clean water supply and that caused them to have to drink salt water that carried diseases and illness. Many settlers could not handle the harsh weather. They did not know how to dress for the weather and could not find food.
The 1800’s were filled with expedition and adventure. The elites were profiting from people expanding west with the help of transportation routes. Lewis and Clark had major help from the Mandans and Sacajawea with their journey west. The Napoleonic Wars, War Hawks, and the War of 1812 were all things that challenged Mandans in diplomacy. Led by Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa, Natives were divided into accommodationists and traditionalists.