New England and the Chesapeake regions were both settled largely by people of English origin, yet their family status, affected their economic status, which was highly based around land ownership, which then lead to geographical separations, therefore forming two distinct societies in colonial America. When looking at list of immigrants in the Ship’s List of Emigrants bound for New England John Porter, Deputy Clerk to Edward Thorough good you can see that majority of the Immigrants bound for New England on March 20th, 1635 had families, as well as indentured slaves. For example Joseph Hall, a minister of age 40 came with his wife, his five daughters, his two sons, and his three servants, this would make him one of the more wealthy people in the New England region because of the headright system. The headright system was a legal grant of land to the settlers. Most headrights were 50 acres per head in the household, and two 50 acre headrights were granted to people already living in the area, as well as 50 acres were granted every time someone paid for another person to come to America, and this was were the division between the wealthy and the poor increased. In the list of immigrants in the Ship’s List of Emigrants bound for Virginia, unlike the immigrants bound for New England, none of the nomads came with families, leading to an idea that they most likely came in search of a new personal life more of than those whom came with families, who may have been looking to improve their families wealth, the people bound for Virginia were most likely looking for gold, good jobs, and wives. They were almost all at a young age in their teens and 20s, save two men who were in their early 50s, leaving them in a perfect time to jump start their lives, and do this by moving to a new land of opportunities. Such as in Captain John Smith, History Of Virginia, 1624 it says, “The worst [among us were the gold seekers who] with their golden promises made all men their slaves in hope of recompenses” which leads into the topic of indentured slaves roles, and placement in the colonies. Some people had their trip paid for by a settler, and then paid them back by being indentured servants for a certain amount of time (in Captain John Smith, History of Virginia,1624's case, in hopes new opportunity), and this was how the people got separated into two societies through geographical placement. When the indentured servants had paid their time, they ended up living in the inner part of the land, which was in closer proximity to the native tribes, which caused conflict. This was one of the reasons for Bacon’s rebellion. Nathaniel Bacon who was a wealthy man and cousin by marriage to Governor Berkeley but when one of his laborers was killed by a Native American tribe (this laborer was part of the working class, they lived in the inner region, closer to the Natives) he gathered men to approach Berkeley to get rid of the Natives in the area, and when this proposal was rejected he gathered slaves, and servants and burned down Jamestown. In Bacon’s “manifesto”, justifying his rebellion against Virginia Governor Berkeley in 1676 Bacon said “Now let us compare these things together and see what sponges have sucked up the public treasure and whether it has not been privately contrived away by unworthy favorites and juggling parasites whose tottering fortunes have been repaired and supported by the public charge” this quote really shows a different in the two societies, by comparing those who are wealthy to a sponge that soaked up everything the poor people had worked for, as in the poor work and the rich simply take. This rebellion specifically gave temporary power to the majority, which was the poor laborers and farmers, and took power from the wealthy minority. This describes how the public had to feed to the wealth of the minority,but eventually gained power which caused even more of a difference in development of the two societies. Going back…
The characteristics of individuals have a large impact on the development of a society. The New England and Chesapeake regions were settled primarily by people of English origin; however, by the 1700s the regions had developed into two distinct societies. The distinctions of these societies can be accredited partly to varying motives of the English settlers. The composition of the settlers can also account for the contrast of these two societies. Varying ideals of these settlers affected the political…
Reform movements developed during the 19th century and early 20th century to address specific problems. These included the Woman’s rights movement, the temperance movement, and the Movement to end child labor. These movements met with varying degrees of success. Using information from the documents and my knowledge of United States history I will write an essay in which I will discuss two reform movements mentioned in the historical context. For each I will describe the problem…
DBQ 1- New England and Chesapeake Bay
In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the New World while attempting to discover a route to India. This accidental discovery revealed a land full of rich resources, and through a series of wars between nations, Great Britain would control this new territory. People from all across Europe flocked to this New World for a chance at a new beginning. Despite a similar European background, the people of this new territory separated and lived in two distinct…
In the start of 1700s slavery was a huge population in America. Americans (especially southern colonies) wanted more slaves to make more profit, but they couldn’t make profit if Indentured servants could be free at an extended time period. Colonies decided to bring more slaves to North America that they could work for them without being free from them. As slavery increase in North America, people say that the North has more slaves than the South but actually…
Maya & Aztec Civilization DBQ
Throughout history each civilization has adapted to their environment in many different
ways. The changes each person made, had a negative and a positive effect on themselves and
their environment. An example is in the Mayan civilization they built elevated fields near river to
protect their crops from annual flood. Also they used their resources of the river for watering.
Another example of this is the way that the Aztecs transformed their swampy marsh of an island…
Democracy in Colonial America was a work in progress. Some would say that we
as a country would have not progressed as far as we have now without the use of slave
labor. But does that make owning another person right?
Colonial America had its democratic features too. Eventually all of the 13
colonies had a legislature made up of representatives who were elected by popular
vote. In the colonies general courts were created and the fact that “the choice for
governor shall be decided by vote” was established…
Ben Webb 3rd hour
Africans reacted to the European Scramble for Africa with horror, submission, and in
some cases, rebellion.
One reaction to the Europeans taking control over Africa was conforming or submitting
to the Europeans. One document that showed this was a contract from the Royal Niger Company
that was commissioned by the British and was sent to every African chief in the Niger River
Delta. This contract allowed the British to take the rights to the African chief’s land and it…
Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled mostly by the English, by the year 1700, the regions were two different very distinct societies. This difference can be traced to a couple of different reasons such as the reasons for founding, the different types of settlers the regions attracted, and the contrast in economies.
In 1607, Virginia was founded by the Virginia Company of London. Since the colony was originally founded by this company instead of the crown as…
DBQ: Impact of Westward Expansion on Native Americans and the
Role of Government Directions The following question requires you to construct a coherent essay that integrates your interpretation of Documents A–H and your knowledge of the period referred to in the question. High scores will be earned only for essays that both cite key pieces of evidence from the documents and draw on outside knowledge of the period. 1. Analyze the extent to which western expansion affected the lives of Native Americans…
September 24, 2012
Question: Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by of English origin, by 1700 the region had evolved into two different societies. Why did this difference in development occur?
Thesis Statement: When talking about New England and the Chesapeake region, you have to consider the differences in motives and geography. Consider economic situations (reasons for settling where they did, reasons why they came to…