Women were another vulnerable group because they were always paid at a lower rate than men. There was no safety net for people who fell into poverty other than resorting to the ‘workhouse’ which had been established to deal with cases of extreme poverty in Trade unions had little power as the Taff Vale Incident of 1901 showed and Friendly Societies could only provide a limited amount of help. Attitudes to poverty in the early 20th century were quite unsympathetic many politicians from both the Liberal and Conservative party felt that poverty came from personal laziness. Both parties had an attitude of “laissez-faire” i.e. non interference from the government.
The people in the Chesapeake and New England regions back in the 17th century could be very similar at first glance, but they were, in fact, a small part in developing the two distinct regions. New England was a safe-haven for religious separatists fleeing England. While in the Chesapeake, there were no religious motives whatsoever. The New England region consisted of many families, mostly of the puritan type. This was so they could have a functioning society where everyone would have a specific role.
Chapter 4: American Life in the Seventeenth Century, 1607–1692 1. Why was family life in New England so different from family life in the South? the family life in new England was drastically different then the south because of the way the geography made the climate, in the north it was much colder in the winters and stayed colder a lot longer, this made slavery less useful because there was less time to farm for crops, and the soil was much more fertile then the north, in the south it was hot and humid 85% of the time, it made plantations thrive and the economy to boom, at the price of putting more strain on the slaves. 2. Why did slavery grow to be such an important institution in colonial America?
While the New England colonies and the Chesapeake colonies were both settled by Englishmen the purposes and results of the settlements greatly varied. Differences between these colonies were mainly caused by the people who settled the regions and where they settled, and as their colonies progressed they grew to be very different despite the fact they shared a common English origin. The people who settled the two colonies were very different from each other and their purposes for settling the areas were very different as well. The people who settled to New England colonies were primarily families who came with many children. On a ship manifest twenty four of the forty three people listed were 18 years old or younger (Document B).
Therefore, a slave’s life seemed worthless in the world, and this stopped many slaves from trying to escape because they knew that if they were caught they would most likely be killed. As a result, slave owners dominated slaves by using fearful antics and by severely punishing slaves. This complete domination over slaves caused the ruling class to be very confident in their social status. However, only clever slaves realized that the benefits of escaping slavery outweighed the consequences. Clever slaves knew that if they did not try and free themselves that their social standing would always remain the same and nothing would ever change.
Sam traveled with his aunt in 1892. He was to establish himself and send for others- mothers, siblings.” (Cohen 12). Like many people, America was the way to help stabilize and create a better living for his family. He goes on to say, “By eighteen, he had saved enough to send for his brothers and sisters […]” (Cohen 15). This was common, as most families could not afford to send everybody at once.
It was a poor community; crops were not often grown for profit, but for merely sustaining the lives of many in one household. Nujood’s family was forced out of the town as a result of Nujood’s sister, Mona, refused to marry a man there, and their father drew his jambia out of anger. This is against culture, as the jambia is a ceremonial and decorative dagger; the mark of a man. They were forced to leave by the next sun. Shortly after leaving, the family settled in Sana’a.
The result was deaths most likely caused by lack of food. Another cause of many deaths would be fights that erupted because of fights with the Powhatan Indians, the main group of native people in which they traded with. With both parties relying on each other for food, a lack there of may have caused many people to be killed by Indians who needed food because of the drought which also affected their ability to grow things. [Doc.C] Shows in a group of one-hundred and ten colonists, a vast majority of them were gentlemen. Gentlemen were wealthy men not used to working with their hands.
There was little food, new diseases, lots of quarreling between the settlers and they had many problems with the Indians (Document H). The colony was almost devastated before it had a chance to be settled. As a result, New England formed a much more religious society then the Chesapeake region. By the early 1600s, there was an estimated 1300 English colonists in the New World. In 1635, the ship's list of emigrants bound for New England, showed that the majority of travelers were part of a family or a servant coming with a family (Document B ).
Also, he is ashamed of allowing his family to see him the way he is. Besides the couple of nurses that take care of him, he has no one and nothing to live for. Joe Bunham, now injured with no limbs, suffered through the pain that no 20 year old should be going through. The war altered his life to a point where one questions the point of living. What happened to him during the war mentally changed his view on what his future should really be.