1619 | Virginia House of Burgesses | One of the first signs of self-government | 1620 | Mayflower Compact | One of the first signs of self-government | 1675 | King Phillip’s War | Causes: Halfway Covenant allowed Indians to get closer to Englishmen, and then turned on them. The Praying Indians turned into Preying Indians and began killing colonists. In the end, Phillip was betrayed and killed by his own tribe. | 1676 | Bacon’s Rebellion | Didn’t agree with tide water gentry about letting the natives stay on their land, so he wreaked havoc against the innocent natives and later burned Jamestown | 1692 | Salem Witch Trials | Caused by Goodwin Children and Paris Children showing symptoms of bewitchment. Reflected the expansion of rivalry between the east and west dispute (over new Minister and Trade), the fear of single women owning property, and the psychological worries created by the trials. | 1739-1744 | First Great Awakening | Influenced both the northern and southern regions. Showed the search for new authority and hope. Itinerants: Whitefield and Davenports. Also had Minister Edwards who was pro-Calvinism rather than just Protestantism. Pre-revolutionary because they challenged spiritual authority, so why not also challenge British Government later on. | 1739 | Stono Rebellion | In New York and South Carolina. 60 literate, armed slaves manage to kill 25 whites. The rebellion was put down and most slaves were killed or sent to the West Indies. Led to the Negro act of 1740 and the halt of the slave trade for ten years. | 1756-1763 | French and Indian War | Causes: France owned more land in North America than Britain did. Indians sided with France because they felt they would win and provide them protection. Ends with the Peace of Paris that left France with no land in North America, so Indians lost their protection. Put an end to Britain’s Salutary Neglect of the Colonies, so the Colonies lost their semi-independent feelings developed during Salutary Neglect. (‘Americans’, freedom of press Zenger, and new words) | 1763 | Pontiac’s Rebellion | After the French and Indian War, Indians were upset with Britain’s new policies on the Native land in the Ohio River Valley. Natives presented the British with infectious blankets, which sparked a want for peace with the Natives | 1763 | Proclamation of 1763 | Britain wanted to halt westward movement and explorers (Daniel Boone) from going beyond the Appalachian Mountains to help keep peace with the natives. | 1765 | Stamp Act | British taxed all paper products including cards, newspapers, and books. All revenue created was to help pay for the defense of the colonies. Never made any revenue because of the liberty boys and the stamp act congress. | 1766 | Declaratory Act | British Statement: Declared Colonies had to listen and follow anything that Britain commanded. | 1767 | Mason-Dixon Line | Divided the North and South to help with State boundaries. Located between Maryland and Pennsylvania. | 1770 | Boston Massacre | March 5. Colonists provoked British attack by throwing snow covered rocks at armed troops because they were upset the troops had not left following the war. The British soldiers managed to kill eight American spectators after shooting into a crowd. The Soldiers were defended by John Adams in court and were punished by branding. | 1773 | Boston Tea Party | Sam Adams, John Hancock and other radicals protested the Tea Act by dressing as Indians and dumping tea in to the Boston Harbor. Pushed Britain over the edge of anger and led to the Coercive acts. | 1774 | Coercive Acts | Series of acts Forced upon the Colonies:-Boston Port Act, closed the Boston Port-Quartering Act, brought in new troops and colonist were forced to provide shelter -Administration of Justice Act, shut down courts-MA Government Acts, Shut down Legislation(-Quebec Act, extends Catholic Quebec into MN.) | 1774 | First Continental Congress | Met as a protest response to…
Introduction to Anthropology
December 5ht 2011
Slavery is defined as “The state of one bound in servitude as the property of a slaveholder or household.”(Free Dictionary) People have been enslaved since the beginning of civilization. Generally, slavery is practiced by a stronger group against the weaker. Many believe that slavery occurs for reasons such as race or belief systems. History has shown that slaves have been used for numerous reasons…
of antebellum life that was sustained by the plantation economy, but there were other significant elements that contributed to a separate and distinct southern identity.
The term ‘peculiar institution’ has become something of a euphemism for slavery in the antebellum south. This description describes the protection of slaves by their slave owners but restricting their freedom or any autonomy they sought. The booming cotton industry and the white masters being hugely anti-modern defined this era…
the fact that these young abolitionists did achieve an end to slavery with the 13th amendment, the problems were much more deep-rooted than that- they were ingrained in the culture. So, while slavery was outlawed, the mindset of the population was still defiant, and with instituting policies like sharecropping, segregation, and slave codes, the situation for african-americans in the south was significantly better.
Before slavery was abolished, slaves would receive little to no wages, poor living…
By: William Dudley
I read the book Slavery By,William Dudley. This book had so many interesting facts that I didn’t know about slavery. You would think that this topic is so broad but really you can learn so much from it! I do recommend this book if you are interested in learning about slaves and the intricate details of their lives. At the time of the American revolution, slavery was a national institution. The number of slaves were…
There are many different types and points of views on slavery. Back when slavery first began many or almost all European Americans believed that having slaves or that slavery in general was okay. Slavery originally began in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619. The first slaves were brought here from Africa, they were brought to America to work for white companies to help in the production of crops and tobacco. Slavery lasted for over 200 years in the 17th and 18th century, slavery…
North and the South.
The Compromise of 1850
Conflict over slavery in the territories began in the1840s, and by the end of the decade, had risen to a crisis point. Compromise was still possible, however, because the second party system was built on nationally-based parties with a vested interest in maintaining peace. Additionally, though sectionalism existed, the North and South were not as divided as they would become.
The Problem of Slavery in the Mexican Cession
The Constitution gave the federal…
Slave Life in the 19th Century
In Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain is very anti-slavery. In this novel, he provides an allegory to explain how and why slavery is wrong; because life of a slave in the 19th century meant being separated from his/her families, constant racial torment followed by strenuous work, and the decision of whether or not to break free from the labor. But throughout the novel, slaves got treated lightly compared to real world.
Slaves often were…
Slavery has been in existence since 1619 in America when the first American slaves were brought to Northern American colony in Jamestown Virginia. They were to aid the production of such crops as tobacco and before the early 1400’s in Europe from the Classical times and throughout the early medieval times. By the 11th and 12th century it had been abolished by the North and Classical style slavery remained in the Southern and Eastern Europe as a normal part of society for trade and thus began to…
I. Slavery – not on the minds of Northern soldiers when war started, but clearly an issue that pervaded all of the social, political and economic causes
a. Would there have been a split without slavery – no – root of all conflicts
b. Conflicts existed from birth of nation
II. Economic – two competing industries – industrial north vs. agrarian south – free labor vs. slave labor
a. Tariff battle for almost a century – south wants low, north high
Eastern Oklahoma State College
What if White People were born slaves? What if we were born being sold and told how and what to do every day of our lives? What if you woke up today, and your duties were to not get dressed and freely roanm throughout our home, pour that cup of coffee, feed the family pets and head into work after dropping the kids off at school, but your job was to bring your master a set of clean towels for his hot fresh…