In the seventeenth century, colonial America was categorized into three major regions; New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South. Each region provided various opportunities and breakthrough ideas that created a distinct economic, cultural, and political society different from any other region. These ideas became the beginning of some prominent themes and beliefs Americans see as essential in today’s society.
The colonies of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut made up the New England colonies. Most of the Europeans in the New England colonies were there to escape the religious persecution they faced in England. They practiced a lot of different things in these colonies compared to the middle and southern and colonies of colonial america.
During the 1700's, people in the American colonies lived in very distinctive societies. While some colonists led hard lives, others were healthy and prosperous. The two groups who showed these differences were the colonists of the New England and Chesapeake Bay areas. The differentiating characteristics among the Chesapeake and New England colonies developed due to economy, religion, and motives for colonial expansion. The colonists of the New England area possessed a very happy and healthy life. This high way of living was due in part to better farming, a healthier environment, and a high rate of production because of more
Before the American Revolution, there are several British Colonies in the Americas. Not all of them participated in the revolution. There were 13 clones which ended up rebelling. These were Delaware, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Mary land,North Carolina, South Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, and Rhode Island. The colonists wanted to be free from the England. They started to fight the soldiers of the English army in 1775. The Americans started a war with England. We call it the Revolutionary War. The American Revolution was on April 19, 1775 and is called the “shot heard around the world” It was named that because the hand draw action of the battles of Lexington and concord an the siege of Boston
The people of the New England and Chesapeake colonies, although came from the same people, turned into very different cultures. For example, in New England, Puritanism was favored while in the Chesapeake region Christianity was practiced. Often times, religion would dictate a certain peoples way of life. Although both religions were strict, both had different ideas. Also, there were disagreements that occurred between the people within a colony. Many other ways of life were established in each of these areas independent of each other.
This decade portrays the exploration of the Europeans to the American colonies which allowed England, France, Holland, Spain, and British to colonize with other lands and obtain power by expanding their territory. Nevertheless, England rose as the country with the dominant colonial power. Throughout this decade, the demand for silver and other valued items influenced trade globally by commercializing and strengthening European trade. In addition, the desire for power and control enriched the economy of the Europeans. The rise of European colonization also shaped cultural globalization since traders established various ethnic societies in foreign regions. European explorers were to stop at nothing in order to achieve success in expanding their
The seventeenth century brought plenty of changes to North America. One of the most significant ones was the formation of the thirteen colonies along the North American east coast. These colonies are generally divided into New England, Middle and South or the Chesapeake regions. Most of these colonies were settled by the British, yet they developed differently as the years went by. Some developed into more egalitarian colonies and some not. The greatest differences could be seen in the New England and Chesapeake regions. Even though the New England and Chesapeake regions were settled originally by The British, they had their own differences which were influenced by many of factors, including the reasons they were founded, their social
Starting in the late 1600’s to the early 1700’s, the great nation of America began to take its shape. The Mid- Atlantic colonies, consisting of Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey, were especially productive in this growing time period. Through their diverse population they created an atmosphere of amity throughout the region, attracting large numbers of European immigrants. Their extremely tolerant habits in regards to differences in religious beliefs anticipated the American future. The colonies not only shaped the way for thousands of new settlers coming to the New World, but they also began an empire of agriculture and trade for generations to follow due to their prestigious land and prime location. The colonists during the early 18th century in the Mid Atlantic region
Religion was a very important part of everyday life in colonial America. Sometimes people were not allowed to question what they were taught, and if they did so they were punished accordingly. Before 1700 some colonies had more religious freedom then others. While others colonies only allowed religious freedom to a select group, others allowed religious freedom to all different kinds of religions. In the overall there was quite a bit of religious freedom in colonial America
Planting, gathering, hunting, and preparing food took a large part of the colonists’ day. The need for the colonists to make and use special kitchen tools and adapt to using natural food sources available and learn to store them for winter was imperative to their survival. Knowing how the colonists were able to use the things they had explains many of the foods we still eat today and how we prepare them. The equipment used, like the lug pole which the colonist improved upon and made an iron swing arm, is an example of the colonists adapting to the new world. The design of the pots and kettles with legs to help cook the food without burning was also important. To make cooking safer they also had long handles on pots and kettles. Finding fresh ingredients and crops that they could renew was a necessary part of the colonists’ survival as well. To figure out what was edible and how to prepare it, the colonists looked to the Native Americans. The colonial cook had to substitute many ingredients like wheat flour with corn flour, and learn new ingredients like corn, pumpkin, beans, and cranberries. Having these fruits and vegetables fresh was great, but to survive the colonists needed to preserve and store food for the winters. They once again looked to the Native Americans for advice. Many different techniques were used including drying, salting, brining, potting, and jellying. America of today and American foods like corn, popcorn, cornbread, baked beans, cranberry juice, and pumpkin pie are all handed down to us thanks to the Native Americans and the early colonists. In order to survive the colonists had to adapt to new cooking equipment, use new or available ingredients, and learn new ways of storing these
Breakfast was usually eaten around 10 A.M. It might have consisted of cornbread with butter, cold meat, cider or beer, or maybe coffee or tea. The main meal was eaten around 4:00 P.M. This would be the lavish meal. When it was time to eat the man and his older sons would take their places at the table. The wife would sit next to her husband while the oldest daughter would serve the meal. Any young children would stand, not sit at a separate table and were not allowed to speak. (John F. Warner – pg.50-54)
The Massachusetts colony, otherwise known as the ‘Massachusetts Bay colony’ was originally settled by Puritans in 1630. They were plagued by the religious persecutions of King Charles I and the Church of England. Weary from this dogged torment, they left England under the leadership of John Winthrop. These original colonists quickly established many small towns in the name of high religious ideals and strict societal rules. They also planted churches, spread Puritanism and religiously educated the masses, as these were some of their goals. A utopian society that other colonies looked upon with high regards was the ultimate goal.
From 1607 to 1754, people’s views on governing themselves changed greatly. It began in 1607, with the settlement of Jamestown. They were a corporate colony, working for the Virginia Company, they were whole-heartedly British. The Great Awakening, the Enlightenment, and the Tradition of Neglect all introduced new ways for the American colonies to think of themselves as more independent. Although they still considered themselves part of the British Empire, by the end of this era they had discovered that they could make their own laws and constitutions that fit the way that their world worked as opposed to Great Britain.
The European conquest for establishing North American colonies began with various motivations, each dependent on different, and/or merging necessities: economics, the desire to flee negative societal aspects, and the search for religious freedoms. Originally discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492 in search for a trade route to Cathay (China), North America remained uninhabited, excluding the Native American establishments. Following this discovery, Spain –along with other European nations such as France, England, Sweden and the Netherlands– soon began the expedition to the new land with vast expectations. Driven by economic, societal, and religious purposes, the New World developed into a diversely structured colonial establishment
People were always growing fresh vegetables on their farms. The earlier settlers could only bring small livestock like chickens. However, the Native Americans taught the colonists how to hunt for food like birds and deer. With this knowledge, the colonists could make meals containing meat, and not have to rely on their livestock. People did, however, bring cows, sheep, and goats to the New World. They usually were not eaten, and were just used for their milk. Sheep, however, were used for their wool mostly, and were only eaten in an emergency. Later on, colonists began to catch fish (INTEXTHINDSKATHRYN). Seafood was also very popular in colonial times after the colonists learned to catch fish. Except during Winter, colonists could obtain berries and ate them as a snack. Later on, Spain and the West Indies imported sugar, fruits, vegetables, and other goods, which started to turn food into a source of enjoyment. After a long journey of importation, people would use vinegar or salt to preserve the food so that it wouldn’t go bad. Getting and preserving food might have seemed hard normally, but it was a whole different story when it came to