Introducing cash crops such as tobacco, sugar, and rice was a pivotal time for the Chesapeake and South Carolina societies. The environment was a big factor on what each colony could grow, and this helped assist in the boom in several cash crops. Such as, the Chesapeake society relied on tobacco because it could grow so well in the environment. The desire for tobacco made it easy to trade because of the coast. Indeed, this changed the colonies drastically but it wouldn’t have been the same without European help. Europeans played a big part in the introduction to cash crops in the south. Powerful countries like England started to have limited resources, so they began to exploit the colonies for their resources. The climate in Chesapeake
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.
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
In the 1600’s those coming from the West Indies searching for land established a new colony south of Chesapeake. This colony was owned by the Lords Proprietors. To quickly populate the Carolina’s the Lords Proprietors offered large incentives attracting many colonists. These were things such as religious toleration, political representation, and large grants of land. With workers needed Carolina offered freedom dues; attracting many poor people that would work as indentured servants. As Carolina gained the common settlers and indentured servants the Lord Proprietors made sure to include great planters with large land grants and absolute power over their slaves. As the Lord Proprietors were in England they could not fully control Carolina. This was seen as men known as
The worn out fields produce fewer pounds per acre than did the new fields west of the mountains. South Carolina also had problems with slave conspiracies. Denmark Vesey a free black who lived in Charleston lead a rebellion that cause 36 blacks to be killed and many others exiled. (Internet Source 1) South Carolina said that if a strong federal government is allowed to take money from the South using a protective tariff to benefit the wealth of the north, then eventually they are going to try to abolish slavery which South Carolina lived on.
Between 1492-1776, although many people moved to the “New World”, North America lost population due to the amount of Indians dying from war and diseases and the inability of colonists to replace them. John Murrin states, “losers far outnumbered winners” in “ a tragedy of such huge proportions that no one’s imagination can easily encompass it all.” This thought of a decreasing population broadens one’s perspective of history from that of an excluded American tale full of positivity to that of a more unbiased, all-encompassing analysis. The Indians and slaves have recently been noted as a more crucial part of history than previously accredited with.
Since water in the Chesapeake colonies was unhealthy, everyone was forced to rely on alcohol. From the 1690's onward, females initially made alcoholic beverages at home, as their husbands were focused on tobacco production. However, important changes would soon come to affect the availability and quality of alcohol substantially. During these changes, alcohol consumption was increased by male colonists’ advancements and was later decreased by laborers’ drunkenness.
Things were different in Southern colonies compared to the Northern colonies. The reason for settlement in the North was to have freedom of religion. In the South, people wanted financial gain stemming from agriculture. Though they are known for cotton, tobacco was the main staple crop of the South. Although the North colonies also wanted
The European migrants of the Chesapeake and the middle colonies viewed the colonies as a source of gold, other minerals as well as land. Many saw colonization as an opportunity to trade with the Indians and for the jobless to seek work. The migrants of the Carolinas and Georgia were mostly farmers and focused on producing commercial crops. The southern colonies were filled with very successful farmers. Three differences that the European migrants who were attracted to the different colonies were geography, religion and trade.
Indentured servants where men and women who signed a contract to work for a certain number of years, usually between four and seven, in exchange for transportation to the colonies. The Chesapeake Bay colonies, Virginia and Maryland, where especially condition to use indentured servants. During this essay I will explain why the Chesapeake Bay colonies were in such need of the servants and why eventually they turned to slavery to fill the void left by the indentured servants.
The new world opened a whole host of possibilities for Europeans. Farmers and Businessmen flocked to the Chesapeake region to work the land. Thousands of Puritans created religious settlements throughout New England. The colonies of the new world were no shabby villages, they were sprawling cities, towns, and farms. This society that needed more people to build it up opened the doors for new groups. With the new world thriving, vast religious colonies in the New England region and farming colonies in the South, naturally next to cross the Atlantic were immigrants from all over, hopping into the melting pot and altering the social fabric of the colonies.
Through the fertile land, they could prosper through plantations. In result, the region could then cultivate tobacco, rice, and indigo to become the cash crops of the colonies. These products would allow the region to become an empire of exportation. As plantations in the south increase, the need for cheap labor also
The citizens of the Southern Colonies such as Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina were mainly successful with lots of crops; mostly tobacco and rice, which in turn gained a lot of money for them. These large plantations usually were farmed by forced labor of
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