Both colonial Virginia and Massachusetts were established by England at around the same period of time. However, these two regions had developed into distinctly different societies. The main reason for this divergence is difference in economy and religion between Virginia and Massachusetts. Economic motives prompted colonization in Virginia. This led to plantation-based economy in Virginia.
Kevin Hall February 20, 2014 History 109 TTH 9:35am-11:10am Consumerism in Colonial America During the pre-revolutionary war era, our country was going through a drastic period of development that would lay down the spiritual and business foundations of our country. Immigrants were seeking religious freedom from parliament in Britain. Ports all along the eastern seaboard had an abundance of merchants and shopkeepers who sought to stimulate and to satisfy consumer demand for imported goods. In T.H. Breen’s essay “World of Goods in the Northern Colonies,” he states “that colonial Americans were increasingly concerned with becoming part of an empire of goods in the eighteenth century.” Colonial consumerism changed immigrant’s image of the colonies from a spiritual journey to an economically prosperous journey.
New England vs. Chesapeake Region During the late 16th century, England rapidly colonized the newly found Americas. Citizens were sent out to the eastern coast of North America in two regions. In the Chesapeake region, the English came to Jamestown to make money, find gold, and obtain land. However, in New England, Puritans came to America mostly for religious purposes. Although the New England and Chesapeake regions were originally colonized by mainly English settlers, the two regions in time evolved into two distinct societies.
The colonies had thought they won the freedom to expand their colonies further west. As a result of the French and Indian War; the political, economic, and ideological relations between Britain and its American colonies changed. After 1763 England had officially gained control of over half of North America (DOC A). This meant that because England had a half a nation to govern, they must change and establish laws to control this empire. As a result of Pontiac’s rebellion, England had established the Proclamation of 1763.
Josh Sefton Writing assignment 2 American History 10/26/20 Who Has the Power? Throughout the eighteenth century, power was a controversial subject; there were social dilemmas as to who had power and as to who was seeking power. In the first part of the eighteenth century there was a moderately soft transformation in the American Colonies, which led to greater commotion in the second half of the eighteenth century in the Colonies. During the first part of the transformation in the eighteenth century (1700 -1760), there were problems relative to a growing population in the colonies as well as complicated trade issues. However, in the second half of the eighteenth century (1760-1790), the transformation was more powerful and had to deal with “imperial crisis and American Independence.” (Lecture notes) There were several social groups involved in the transformations, but who dominated and who sought social worth?
American Constitutional philosophy was heavily influenced by Enlightenment Ideas from Europe. John Locke’s ideas of the rights to life, liberty, and land persist to this day in the minds of millions of Americans. Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” was a pamphlet distributed in order to spread dissent towards the British governance of the thirteen colonies. In it, Paine argues that it simply doesn’t make sense for the ruler of a land to live 3000 miles away. This pamphlet, written in simple english so the colonists could understand it, began to plant the seeds of the ideas of home rule.
2/9/2010 Paper #1 In the book by Gordon Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution, three types of governance are spoken of in the American colonies; monarchy, which took place during the 1740s, republicanism, which began after the Revolutionary war, and democracy, which took place during the 1800s. Each of these different political systems governed how the people of the Americas lived. A monarchy is very patriarchal, and hierarchy is important to the community. Republicanism was the beginning of the monetary movement and start of equality of the people. Lastly, democracy took over some republicanism ideals such as unity and more freedom of the people.
Once independence was declared in 1776, the balancing of laws between local, state, and federal governments threatened the welfare of the people and the economy. To gain balance, we wrote the Articles of Confederation and a second constitution, but this wasn’t enough to settle the power being fought over. The division of responsibility was something we debated over since the late 18th centuries and it eventually shows how our economy is shaped around the government. Local, state, and national government demonstrates the growth of the economy by court decisions and legislation in the early 19th century America. The local government created the toll road, also known as the turnpike.
How America became a great nation from 1763 to 1815 In a broad sense America was a revolutionary force from the day of its discovery by Europeans. The American Revolution was the political disturbance during the last half of the 18th century in which the thirteen colonies in North America joined together to free from the British Empire, to become the United States of America. Mainly two ideas had taken root in the minds of the American by the mid of eighteenth century; one was what historians called it republicanism and the second idea that shaped American political thought was derived from a group of British political commentators was known as the radical Whigs. The war between the Europeans and American may have lasted for eight years,
Shakir Ahmed Mr. Ercolani U.S. History I Honors September 4, 2013 Similarities and Differences between the United States and Great Britain Since the declaring of independence on 1776, the United States has transformed into one of the world’s strongest powers. Great Britain, who owned the United States before that time, had a different civilization compared to the present. From the 17th century to the 18th century, Great Britain was much different and at that time it began to change for the good. The world sees the United States of America differently than what they saw before. To begin with, Great Britain in the early-1600s, Great Britain and Scotland have been ruled by Scottish kings for the past thirty years since the death of Queen