The relationships between the colonists and the British crown changed for the worse over the course of 1607 to 1763. After the Seven Year’s War was fought by colonists and won, colonists felt more as Englishmen than ever before. To understand this shift of view from patriotic to bitter relationship, we have to view the relationship from the point of a Pennsylvania farmer. Starting as a paternal and understanding relationship between the crown and the colonists, both the colonists and the crown helped turn the new world into a thriving economic center. After the British Civil War, Enlightenment thinkers started to gain movement throughout Europe, while at the same time tensions were rising for the colonists.
1700’s British colonies made up most of America. These colonists generated a lot of money by growing and exporting lumber, fishing, doing work as blacksmiths, and many other jobs. But when the French and Indian War had ended in 1763, Britain was heavily in debt. To pay off all this debt Britain started passing many acts, to make money off of the colonists. There were many different acts which included The Stamp Act of 1765, which required colonists to purchase postage and include the stamps with documents and paper goods.
Puritans (church members) were Calvinist who wanted to purify the Church of England they confine church membership to persons they believed to be “saved”, the bible was the final authority. Puritans settler in different parts all over North America, John Winthrop writing the Mayflower compact gave a significant power to Puritans in the New World looking for “a city upon a hill” leaving a political structure over New England in which the puritan had power over the colonies. Within fifty year since the founding of New England the whites surrounded the ancestral lands of the Indians, Metacomet (King Philip) was the son of Massasoit who signed the treaty with the Pilgrims, Philip concerned by the impact of the lands and Europeans culture and religion
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut composed the New England colonies. Religion was a primary motive for English settlements in New England and a big part of their routine. The men and women who migrated there were mostly Puritans who were looking for a hafe heaven to practice their own religion and separate from the Church of England. These were mainly families, including children, who lived in small houses, had strong ties to their new church, and worked in diverse industries including farming, fishing, lumber, and others (Lecture notes, chapter 4). British setlements to the Southern colonies of Virginia, Georgia, and the Carolinas had economic motives with cash crops as the main source of farming based economy.
New England, Middle, and the Southern colonies were alike in many ways. New England, Middle, and the Southern colonies were also different in a number of ways. To begin, New England's economy was powered mostly by manufacturing factories. New England colonies did not believe in slavery so the social standing were not the same. New England had a stronger economy.
The dominant theme that best describes the history of colonial America is the search for economic opportunity. In the 17th century, sixteen to twenty- year- old men were motivated to travel to America to escape the hardships in Europe. Although, some would stance that the colonization of the Americas was purely exploration or religious freedom, we see the first interactions in New America was with economic motives. A majority of people today view early American history as families uprooting from England for religious freedom and new opportunities; however, the pilgrims and puritans were the smallest percent of immigrants.
New England and the Middle Colonies are 2 Colonies that are total opposites from each other, but do have some similarities. New England had no religious freedom because if you were not puritan then you could not live there. On the other hand, the Middle Colonies did have religious freedom, you could be a Quaker, Lutheran, Jewish, Catholic or French and a lot more as well. New England and the Middle Colonies share some similarities based on religion and other things as well. Some similarities were that the church was an important part of both New England and Middle Colonies towns.
Benjamin Franklin: The Archetypal American Modern American identity revolves around self improvement. Americans seek to improve themselves in all areas of life, be it socially, financially, or physically. Americans accomplish these goals through education and observing the successes of others. Benjamin Franklin, a man who is frequently admired by fellow Americans, embodies many of these qualities and, as such, has become an archetype of success and of what it means to be American. Benjamin Franklin is an archetypal American because of his values of self-improvement, community-mindedness, and frugality.
Franklin and Tyler share similarities in their definition of what it is to be an American. Franklin’s Autobiography, The Way to Wealth” and The Contrast include frugality in their definition of what it means to be an American. Franklin primarily promotes frugality in “The Way to Wealth.” He argues through Father Abraham, “So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one’s own business; but to these we must add frugality, if we would make our industry more certainly successful” (“The Way to Wealth” 460). Consequently, this quote suggests that Franklin defines frugality as an American characteristic.
Introduction In the 1500s were there were only 13 colonies, they traded many items that soon became the center of there region, but, trading these days is isn’t as important as it was those days. The most important things is getting resources from other countries. If we can go back at that time when trading was important, there would be a lot of merchants in the ports trading many things. There were many farmers in the southern colonies that grow many things.
There were many events that led to the rapid change in ideas that the Colonies were more British pre-revolutionary war. The want for more land played a big role between the English and the British colonies. With the arrival of the English to the Native Americans, the English main focus was to displace the Native Americans and take over their land. With an unstable economy, left it easy for English to take over the land, leaving it hard for Native Americans. Many new challenges for the Native Americans soon followed the arrival of the English.
By 1607, the British colonized Jamestown, the first successful English settlement in North America. However, the British were so far away from North America. Because of how far they were from North America, they became less strict with their trade regulations with its colonists and ignored whatever the colonists did for the most part. This British policy is salutary neglect and because of it, the colonists were able to create their own governments, create a capitalist economy, and have more religious freedom. These vital principles that are rooted in American society, were uniquely developed by the British colonies to some extent by 1754.
The world has an abundance of living things, and of course human beings fall into this category. People are an intelligent species, and are all born with the same human structure in order to live and exist. While people are alike in many ways, each also has its own physical characteristics. Not only are people born with different hair, eyes, and skin color, but also in different cultures, ethnicity, gender, and speaking a different language. Over the course of time migration from one region to another has occurred with the hope for advancement.
As a result of my research on the assets found in the New England Colonies, I’ve found both positive and negative factors that could impact the result of relying on their region for aid. Based on these findings, the New England Colonies have different characteristics such as geography, climate, politics, economics, specializations, resources, and society that each affect the amount of trust we can permit them with as a beneficial aspect to our cause. After traveling through their region, it has been noted that the climate consists of short, yet moderate summers, and long, cold winters. This could be of service to us due to the enemy’s lack of knowledge on the subject, leading them to dress with inappropriate attire for battle, and overall