Germanic Peoples and English Settlers Essay

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Ashley Professor Martin HIS 101 10 April 2010 Essay #1 What aspects of the non-English styles (Spanish, Dutch, French) show a different mindset from that of the English settlers? (That is, what values or priorities are different?) As we have read in the book, Agriculture has become very big in our society today. The way a house is built gives a home its beauty, and it’s feeling. The non-English style houses (Spanish, Dutch and French) show a different mindset and have different features compared to the English settlers. The English were part of what we now call the "eastern Woodland" culture. They were semi-nomadic, and built simple, temporary houses built from products of the forest, know as "wigwam," from an…show more content…
The Dutch colonial manor house is large with a gambrel roof, two chimneys on both ends of the roof, is all stone, and has three big windows of the front of the house. Dutch style houses are very pretty and are easily spotted because of their gambrel roofs. The French style houses are pretty but there are not many around here anymore, the only genuine French buildings left are in New Orleans. These houses are distinct because they are farm cottages with no yard or porch and are usually built by the street. I like the French houses. I think they are cute and would be nice to live in. Now days you do not see houses without a yard or porch but the French did not think it was always necessary to have these things. The non English Styles all have a distinct aspect that makes them unique. They are all neat in their own way. Even though every style is different from one another they all are beautiful and have a distinct feature about them. Although the non-English styles are different from the English settler styles the English settlers style is still distinct in its own way. Unlike the non-English styles, the English styles of agriculture were alike and had a lot of the same features. In the Southwest, the Anasazi and their descendants (Pueblos, Zunis, and Hopis) constructed towns in desert conditions, usually in narrow canyons. These adobe buildings are often
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