As a North Carolinian, I did not spend very much time dwelling on the state of West Virginia. To me, it was a state that not many people paid attention to. It kind of just did its own thing without anyone thinking twice about it. It wasn’t until when I was deciding where to go to school that West Virginia was formally introduced to me. Contacted by the Women’s Lacrosse coach, I visited and promptly fell in love with the University of Charleston but it was nothing I was expecting from West Virginia. When I began to tell people that I was going to school in WV, I was flooded with opinions. Every friend of mine I’ve told, gave me the same or similar response: “doesn’t everyone have sex with their cousins up there?” Now I would be lying if I hadn’t thought of that once or twice about it but that was only the tip of the iceberg when it came to my perceptions of the state.
West Virginia is known as the "mountain state." It consists of many beautiful lakes, rivers, streams, and quite a few tourist attractions, such as Babcock. Not only that, but West Virginia is made up of several different biomes. West Virginia is also made up of forests, as well.
One advantage that the Virginia Plan had was the view on state representation. The Virginia Plan proposed that the number of representatives
However, this plan favors the larger states such as Virginia when it comes to voting. Article two of the Virginia Plan clearly states that the “rights of suffrage in the National Legislature ought to be proportioned to the Quotas of contribution, or to the number of free inhabitants…” If the Virginia Plan were to fully be put in effect, this would mean that smaller states would get little or no say while larger states would dominate.
In Virginia, people lived in farms instead of towns. These farm were scattered all over the southern colonies. Farmers who raised tobacco made plantations and tobacco was very important that it sometimes was used as money. Other crops that were very important were rice and indigo, which was a plant used to make blue dye.
In the early days of America under British rule, there were only 13 colonies; all of which across the Atlantic coast of North America. These 13 colonies of British colonial America were divided into 3 geographical regions: New England colonies (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire), Middle colonies (New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware), and Southern colonies (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia). Environmental and Geographical variations led to the division of the colonies; but economic, social, and political issues led to the colonies being represented by 3 separate regions and not a unified whole. I believe that colonial america was represented by 3 separate regions because of economic specialization,
In order to combat gerrymandering, it is important to understand how and why a district is
In the Chesapeake region, the settlers came for entirely different reasons; they didn't come to form a community in the New World, they came looking for gold. Everything in Virginiathe colonist, the politics, and the societywas based on profit, unlike in the New England region, it was an "every-man-for-himself" society instead of a brotherly community. In History of Virginia, Capitan John Smith wrote that the colonist main reason for coming to the New World was to " dig gold, wash gold, refine gold, load gold " Another reason the Chesapeake region was so different from the New England region was because the basis of the settlement was to find gold and ship it back to Mother England, some of the colonist did not plan to stay in the New World either; they were only attracted by the economic benefits.
The original colonies were divided into three main regions, the North, the Mid-Atlantic, and the South. Though split by their regions, they all shared
When we think of our country now, we think about how it is separated into states, but back then the states were part of colonies. Some of the main colonies were the Chesapeake colonies which consisted of Virginia and Maryland, the middle colonies were Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, and lastly, the New England colonies which were Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. In the colonial regions of New England, Chesapeake and the middle colonies they all share similarities and differences, most predominantly shown in family life, rank and status.
British North America by the mid 1700’s consisted of three major regions. The New England region included the colonies of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The Middle Region included the colonies of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. The Southern Region, also known as the Chesapeake Colonies, included the Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Although all three regions consisted of British colonies, each region differed in terms of climate, geography, population, politics, economy, and religious attitudes. Daily life was very different for the people who lived in each of these