Due to the new demand for hard currency merchants were force to do the same to lower partners and their customers in the states interior. This caused problems because of the continent- wide shortage of such a hard currency. The governor at the time was John Hancock, he did not impose such demands on poor borrowers nor did he prosecute tax delinquents.8 The rural farming people like Daniel Shays had extreme trouble keeping up with this system and soon found themselves buried in debt and in court.9 This was due in part by the recently elected governor James Bowdoin. Bowdoin, unlike John Hancock his predecessor, began to implement a much heavier tax burden and stepped up
The environment for farming in the north was extremely different as the climate did not allow for the production of cash crops let alone in such large quantities. Instead there was a sustenance farming a practice in which individuals grew food for survival rather than large financial gain. When looking back on early America we see how a country made up mostly of English colonists was separated by various social, economic, and geographical factors. Everything from slavery to the soil the colonists lived on played a part in the separation of one nation into two completely different
The South needed people who would work in the fields for little or no money at all. The South even used their slaves for their army. The North worked in mills, factories, they owned and operated, and The South grew cotton and tobacco. They needed people who would work in the fields for little or no money at all. So if it wasn’t for slavery the South would of had an extremely hard time farming everything there was a demand for, they didn’t have a bunch of people in factories with a lot of
The nation was quite poor from the Revolution and had loans from the French that it was unable to pay back. This was because the Confederation did not have the power to tax, the states were supposed to donate money to the government and as a result, when other states realized that some were not donating money, they refused to as well. Despite the lack of taxing for the nation, the states placed taxes on goods being traded in or through their territory from other states. However, trade was complicated by the fact that there was no national currency. A Virginia dollar could be worth more than a South Carolina dollar, or worth less than a New England gold coin.
A byproduct of this original lack of labor would be each colony’s relationship with the Native Americans. The Southern colonies had a rocky relationship with the Native Americans due to the lack of knowledge of agriculture. This would not have been as big of a problem if they had brought people other than gentlemen and servants. Due to this lack of knowledge, the Southern colonies began to trade with Native Americans in order to gain food in exchange for some of the goods exclusive to the Englishmen. This worked well at first, but as winter came and food became more scarce, the natives were not as willing to part with their food.
Reflection Essay I chose to write my essay about the Haitian cane cutters topic. As we read in Miller, chapter 12, there are two viewpoints to support the situation between the Haitian workers or braceros to work in the Dominican Republic sugar cane fields. The supporters for the first viewpoint argue that Haitians are often mistreated as soon as they arrive on the sugar plantations. The areas of the plantations are considered quite poor given the wage the workers are paid to do, about $2.00 USD. The braceros are forced to work even if they are ill as well as work cradle to the grave.
The Roanoke Indians fed them and traded with them. The colonists felt they didn’t need to grow their own food or even work since they were being spoiled by the Indians. They realized they’d overstayed their welcome and out of fear of being attacked, the English soldiers killed the Roanoke leader. They didn’t really fix the problem by killing the leader, but they
Due to the lack of funding, the government could not afford to raise a national army. States were held responsible for paying back the national debt. This cause states to tax more on its citizens. Most of the populations consisted of farmers and merchants and because farmers did not make a lot of money, they could not afford to be taxed many times and in large amounts. Many farmers went into debt and never got out causing frustrations in their daily lives.
Counter arguments: People might say we are discriminating by refusing entry of people who are trying to seek asylum in the U.S. They will also say that the treatment and subsequent deportation of those illegal immigrants caught is inhumane. Refutation: If we allowed these people in, our economy will tumble, especially since a lot of these people are men and women with no education. Everyone should ask themselves as well; do they really want to be paying taxes so it can be spent on caring for those illegal immigrants instead of using it for something more important like Medicare, social security, pensions, child support of the people who worked hard to earn it? Although it might not be the most humane thing to do, but when not doing this will impact us negatively and will impact our children even more, we must take a firm stand against illegal immigrants and the trouble they bring to the American
Something they thought they would get away from by moving west which upset them. The government provided virtually no services for the people and there was little to no communication due to the language barrier between the Mexicans and the American Texans. The Indian population was rising and although some tribes were forced west by American expansion tribes like the Comanches continued their traditional way of life, often raiding American settlements, then trading the stolen goods to corrupt Americans for weapons (Smith). The Mexican government