In “The Lost Colony and Jamestown Droughts” Jamestown suffered its longest time of an unbroken period of drought. (57) August through May 1610 “(the “Starving Time”) killed 110 colonists. (Fausz, 63) The colonist also died because during the winter time, the was not a lot of food to feed themselves. The other reason colonists died because fish were only present during spring and early summer which is why they had no food during winter time.That is the reason colonists died by starvation. The lack of food is the reason so many colonists died of hunger.
Initially, the removal was intended for the purchase of the land of the willing tribes, but it turned into forcibly removing these people from their homes. The Cherokee tribe even took action against the government, taking the removal to the court systems. Cherokee tribe vs. Georgia, went all the way to the supreme court who ruled in favor of the Indians; however, the state of georgia ignored the court ruling and went forward with the removal. Another tribe, the seminoles, tried resisting through guerrilla warfare, but unfortunately failed. The removal lead to one of the most remembered events in American history, The Trail of Tears.
President Andrew Jackson passed a law that stated the removal of the Cherokee Indians. They were forced to migrate elsewhere and leave their land. Their migration was called “The Trail of Tears” because of the negative effects it had on the Cherokees. It should not have happened and the U.S. should not have allowed it because it split apart people that were unified. They already had their own laws, and every clan was recognized.
However, not only were peasants going through a crisis during that time, when the black death occurred, no one was safe. The rich were affected as much as the poor with the black death. Also, it wiped out forty percent of the English population, as well as sixty percent of the Northeastern France
The plague had taken a toll onto the population as it continued to fall until slowing down by 1352. As Molly Edmonds states, “ the workforce had been destroyed -- farms were abandoned and buildings crumbled”. This helps to prove that there was a major loss of population by telling of how there wasn’t enough people to even keep the building stable. The medical response to the plague was very little due to them not knowing much about the epidemic at the time. They had observed that people who were around the sick had often became sick also (Calliope).
They had temporary owners, who were not interested in preserving their lives and health after the expiry of the contract. At any attempt to escape they were subjected to the most ferocious punishments, down to the death penalty. At the end of the contract period, which was usually during seven years, servants received clothes, a musket, and a little money. By the year 1610 in Virginia were brought about 500 settlers. But later, by the spring of that year, only 60 of them had survived.
Walker Evans had his own view on the great depression, and used photography to express the hardships people then had to face. His photography expressed much paucity, impoverishment, and depression. When you examine these photos you see much paucity, they have minimal items, such as food and water. You can see that many are very skinny and unhealthy. During the 1930s many families endured impoverishment, they were often very dirty, they didn’t have clean clothes.
The sailors lives we’re very poor because a lot of sailors have died to a disease called scurvy which is a lack of vitamin C. In the life of a sailor on the ship their diet consisted of bad food that had no vitamin C in them to help with the scurvy. The food that the sailors had to eat was hard tack, and salted meats. “The officers, who generally came
This weakens the gene pool. Shooting an animal because he or she might starve or get sick is still cruel and arbitrary. There are also many instances of licensed hunters killing more animals than allowed by law. “Limit violations were found in 25% of hunters examined at roadblocks in Utah and in 40% of hunters examined in Idaho” (Wilson). It’s not a cheap source of food either.
Also, because of the lack of health care, diseases such as hepatitis, typhoid fever, and malaria run rampant. This causes the average life span to range from the mid to late forties. In the video, Poverty in Haiti, Chad Thompson describes his experience in Haiti just four months after the massive earthquake. The information on media and news regarding the poverty in the destroyed country was not nearly as severe as what was actually happening. Children were running barefoot in sewage infested streets with pieces of glass everywhere.