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History Is - 374 words
1.1 ENGLISH 48%. They settled in Urban and Rural areas. They were blacksmiths, carpenters, merchants, stonecutters, ministers, lawyers, and doctors. 1.2 SCOTS 11.2%. They settled in Pennsylvania at 1st and in the mid 1700s they moved southwest toward the mountain valleys of the Appalachians. They sought peace and safety in America. 1.3 GERMANS 7%. They settled in Pennsylvanias Susquehanna Valley around Lancaster and New York. They contributed Farming, Wagons, and Hardware. 1.4 OTHER EUROPEAN SETTLERS 9.1%. The Dutch settled mostly in the Hudson Valley region of New York. The French settled in many colonies. And the Swedes and Finns settled throughout the Delaware Valley. The Dutch contri ...
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Compare And Contrast Of Jamestown And Plymouth - 376 words
Jamestown and Plymouth were the first two successful English colonies in North America. Jamsetown was established in 1607 and Plymouth in 1620. These two colonies were different yet had a number of striking similarities in Governments, reasons for settlements, and Jamestown and Plymouth had many similarities. For example they both had some sort of government in some way. Jamestown had the first legislative assembly among the western hemisphere in 1619. This would later be called the, House of Burgesses. This served as a good model for many law making bodies in the U.S. Plymouth a similar government. Their government consisted of general court. They also had a Governor. The government made la ...
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Colonial America - 1,069 words
The American colonists came from a variety of backgrounds. There were the English, who were running away from religious persecution, the Dutch, who reputedly bought Manhattan for a string of beads. The French Huguenots, who were Protestants fleeing from prosecution in a Catholic country. The Quakers, fleeing from harrassments of the Anglican establishment, the church of England, and Germans from innumerable principalities, fleeing military draft and the various exactions of the petty princes. Also the Irish population, who fled Ireland because of famine and corrupt and over-charging landlords. Most of these immigrant people came to America with nothing but hope in their pockets. What they se ...
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Slavery - 1,062 words
... es were made slaves! Slaves were among the first articles of trade. They were traded all over the world. Slaves were among the first articles of trade between the primitive Celts and Germans, also including their southern neighbors. It was also well established in Homeric Greece, in preliterate China and Japan, and in the prehistoric Near East. Heredity slavery dated from earliest times in every Old World civilization. In ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt, slaves were mainly captured aliens who were rarely used productively except in the households of the upper-classes. As for Neo-Babylonian times (612-539B.C.), only foreign slaves might have done significant amounts of cultural work. In Egy ...
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Origins Of American Slavery - 602 words
In the early seventeenth century, the English began to rapidly and successfully colonize America. With this rapid population increase also came, shortly after, a booming new agricultural economy. And with this economy came a need for labor, a labor that was, at first, hard to find. Looking desperately for help, big time planters and small time farmers alike, began to develop a system of servitude, which first involved indenture servants from Europe and Native American slaves. But soon the English looked across the sea for a new source of labor. They looked to Africa and by the middle of the seventeenth century everywhere in English America the status of slave, with all that it entailed, beca ...
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Queen - 1,216 words
Queen Elizabeth & Her Explorers (1558-1603) Princess Elizabeth, a slender, athletic, extremely intelligent young woman, recieved an ideal Rennaissance education in Latin, Greek and modern languages, in history and Scripture. As Henry VIII's second eldest child, shunted back to third in line for the throne by the complex politics of the period, she also had a very practical education in political intrigue - and the fine art of political survival. She came in 1558 to the royal throne shaken by a decade of misgovernment, religious fanaticism, and economic problems. She proceeded to give England 45 years of strong government, moderate religious policies, and unexplained prosperity. Elizabeth was ...
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Diversity In Workplace - 1,034 words
iversity in the Workplace How Different Cultures Helped Shape Our Nation Diversity in the Workplace How Different Cultures Helped Shape Our Nation Today the United States of America is regarded as a global economic leader. The standard of living in the U.S. is higher than that of most other nations. Our nation is considered an economic super-power. Economic needs have often caused Americans to seek immigrants as workers, and economic opportunities have attracted foreigners. The United States is a nation of immigrants. Our nation has been shaped by successive waves of immigrants who have played major roles in our changing economy. The overwhelming majority of immigrants who enter the United ...
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Comparison Of Empires - 1,194 words
Throughout the colonization of the New World, many different countries took place in the shaping of early America. The primary countries, Spain, France, and England, although all from the same continent, implemented many different plans and ideas for the development of their colonies. Contrasting cultures, languages, and governments all impacted the distinct ruling of the colonies. These policies placed restrictions on the all aspects of life including war, taxation, and mercantilism. Each different country also varied in the methods they chose to institute upon encountering the natives. These relationships were very important for the survival of the settlers from abroad. The determining fac ...
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The French And Indian War - 1,557 words
The French and Indian Wars were the last conflicts between the French and the English for control over New England. They were a series of four wars including the King Williams War, The Queen Annes War, The King Georges War, and the Seven-Year War all fought between the years of 1689 to 1763. These Wars took place in Europe and America between the British and the French. None of the wars were directly fought between the French and the Indians. They were actually between the French and the English and their various allies. King Williams War was fought in New England; it was part of a much larger battle in Europe between the French alliance (France and Spain) and the Great alliance (Great Brita ...
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Northern And Middle Colonies - 499 words
When the northern and middle colonies were founded, England had a strong hold over the colonies. They controlled development and the government, among other things. But as the colonies developed, they began to have an ever-growing sense of independence that was a threat to its English rulers. As a result of this England went through much trouble in constantly trying to regain full control of the colonies. Early in the Development of Massachusetts and the other New England colonies, the government of England had paid little attention to the colonies due to civil strife back at home. This neglect gave the colonies a somewhat independent feel. When Charles II came back to power in England, he d ...
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The American Revolution And Its Links To Propoganda - 821 words
The colonists during and before the Revolutionary War believed that they had many well-thought reasons to rebel against England. Some of the most popular reasons would have to be the concept of Taxation without representation and the famous Stamp Act. Many colonists were not so concerned with taxes so they sided with the reason of the British restricting their westward expansion. But those colonists who did not go along with those excuses for rebellion just plain hated the British for invading their homes. But a single question arises: What put all of these strong feelings toward Britain into the minds of the colonists? The answer is simple: Propaganda. Many of the colonists along the coast ...
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The Scramble For Africa - 2,118 words
... , which meant establishing a colonial government and a river fleet, so in 1886, the National African Company was chartered as the Royal Niger Company, and charged with administering, in the name of the Queen, an area one-hundred times larger than Great Britain itself (Chamberlain 58). In West Africa, Britain had really been trying to keep France, and later Germany, out. The simplest explanation for the rampant European interest in West Africa was trade. In East Africa, which was considerably poorer than the west, the scramble was motivated more by strategic rivalry. East Africa had always had ties to India, and the British government found itself increasingly preoccupied by the threat of ...
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