A People’s History of the United States: Reflection Chapter 5 A Kind of Revolution To summarize, this chapter serves to explain about how the common people were wooed into serving in the Revolutionary War. While the rich could control and influence (and even get out of) the drafting, the poor had no such power. However, seeing as slaves and Indians would not want to participate, the white colonists had to be persuaded. This brings to light the immense distinction between the poor and the rich, and as Zinn states, “It seemed that the majority of white colonists, who had a bit of land, or no property at all, were still better off than slaves or indentured servants or Indians, and could be wooed into the coalition of the Revolution,” (Zinn 80). He also says that 10% of the white population owned nearly half of the wealth of the country and held slaves as 1/7th of the country’s people.
This made it increasingly difficult as the harvest would suffer which would then cause a serious lack of food within the Kingdom itself, which in turn meant that the Fyrd would have very little supplies when called out and also affected all aspects of trade, and finances within the Kingdom. The Vikings could also simply retreat once the Fyrd had been called out. This had a devastating effect on the Saxon economy and harvest, as able bodied men were taken away from their jobs, while the Vikings had a constant supply of men and food from abroad. In comparison the Viking army were very well equipped and mobile. By the
However, they never lead to the considerable improvements he expected as they were somewhat incomplete and many were not satisfied with them. In 1861 Alexander II emancipated the serfs; they were freed from their feudal obligations and allotted land for their needs. They were given freedom from noble interference and control of their lives, as well as being freed from fear of being forced to do military service. The serfs were given very little land and that which they received was of poor quality. The system of land distribution was unfair and most peasants received 4% less land than they had rented before, many received much less.
(41) This was good for them because the system of labor and the pay in the south was terrible. Making money was a hassle and it wasn’t enough for the families to live off of. The west had much greater opportunities with a lot more freedom. The bad part about this was you had to have money to move to the west. Since it was so hard to make money it was extremely
Contrary to popular belief, the American Revolution did not bring about change, because the rights, class structure and government remained the status quo in the colonies. For the most part, the rights of the colonists did undergo a transformation because of the Revolutionary War. It is a widely held belief that the war was declared in defense of the natural rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately, the war did little in protecting these rights. After the war, there was still no liberty for blacks; in fact, the colonists disliked the idea of granting freedom to Blacks that they refused their offer to fight on the side of the patriots.
Since they didn’t have enough people working they weren’t able to sustain production so people didn’t come in to trade which left Puerto Rico out of trade. However this was only seen as a federal issue, many islanders didn’t see it that way mostly because they had illegal trade going on their trade would consist of timber, cattle, leather, tobacco, and crops. The only problem with illegal trade was that they had to get gifts for the government officials so that can continue on doing their trades with the foreigners. This became problematic because the profits they were making would have to be spent in the
The revolutions in Modena, Parma and the Papal States had all been unsuccessful as The peasants that made up the majority of the population were generally not interested in unification. This is not surprising, since unification would not have had any tangible benefits for them. They were more interested in their immediate economic conditions; whether they had enough food. The peasants could only be used to help bring about unification when they rioted due to economic depressions and food shortages. The main supporters of Italian unification were, instead, the middle and upper classes therefore possibly the reason why the revolutions failed was due to the lack of support Another reason for Italian Unification failure was the influence of Austria over Italian provinces.
This is caused by the lack of communication and transportation in remote rural areas. Because of this, governments can’t provide essential services such as potable water, affordable food, primary health care, and education. People who live there are totally isolated from the rest of the society. The third and most significant cause of poverty in Mexico is the political economy of the country. The International Monetary Fund and World Bank-prescribed structural adjustment policies have been applied in Mexico because the government doesn’t carry out enough policies to encourage successful development.
The nobility claimed that such drastic change could only be decided on by an Estates General (most at the Assembly of Notables accepted the principle of a land tax but not the means of bringing it about) • weaknesses and mistakes of the King and his ministers: mistakes of Calonne in thinking that an Assembly of Notables would agree to such reforms – also of appealing to the public behind the back of the assembly which lost him support. De Brienne was also weak. The King did not effectively support either minister • the May Edicts which deprived the parlements in Paris and elsewhere of their right to register and protest against royal decrees. This increased cries of ‘ministerial despotism’ and there were disturbances (Revolt of Nobles) throughout France in support of the parlements. To reach higher levels, students will need to show the inter-relationship of the reasons given, for example they might show that the Crown
They lived in their own filth and waste because there were no sewers or drainage to take it away, even when they threw it out of the house it would drain into the nearby rivers. They would then wash in the river and take water from it to drink, resulting in diseases that sometimes ended in death. Young children often died from diseases that could have been prevented but due to poor living conditions and undernourishment their immune systems could not fight the disease therefore the infant mortalities were high and the life expectancy was low. Medicine was not very advanced and getting medical treatment was difficult as there were not many doctors around and it