Summary of the Time Period, Author’s Focus, and Purpose In the article “The Labor Problem at Jamestown, 1607-18,” written by Edmund S. Morgan, Jamestown had a major problem with labor. The citizens of Jamestown were lazy and wouldn’t work for their food, because their only intention was to look for gold. They’d rather play games than work in the field. It wasn’t until John Smith made them plant corn and force them to do labor for six hours before the citizens put their butt into gear. Eventually, the citizens grew tired of this and forced Indians to do their labor for them.
Murders by firearm rates are 17.5 times higher than in twenty-two other populous high-income nations combined. The United States is one of the most violent nations in the world. Because of this, suicide rates are very high, and costs are very high. Nearly as many citizens are killed each month, as were killed in the first seven years of the Iraq war. The suicide rate of children between the ages of five and fourteen is eleven times higher than that of twenty-five other countries.
The rough Winter most likely was the cause to 70 deaths. Based on the “Background Essay”, “Then, in the awful winter of 1609-1610, another two-thirds of the settlers died.” Harsh winters were bound to happen. There was nothing anybody could do about it or prevent it. The colonists could have prepared for it, but because they did not have the current technology, they could have not possibly predicted that a rough winter was coming their way. According to “Document D”, in 1607 August through October “Summer sickness kills half the colonists” The summer of 1607 was so severe that it killed 50 people.
But by 1611, 80% of the colonist that came to Jamestown was dead. So why did so many colonist die? They died because of the environment, their occupation, and the natives. The environment was one of the main causes of death at Jamestown (Doc. A, B, and E).
Going on its third year after the Wall Street Crash, the economy faced several obstacles in gaining ease. These impacts include: 12 million people out of work, 12,000 people being unemployed everyday, 20,000 companies bankrupt, 1616 banks bankrupt, 1/20 farmers evicted, and 23,000 people who have committed suicide(highest ever). In having no system to benefit the unemployed, some people starved to death. For some cases, men considered setting fires in forest to have temporary employment as fire fighters. Since no one was able to afford animals, farmers had to kill them off.
Amanda Todd committed suicide because she was bullied, cyber bullied, suffered major depression, anxiety, panic disorder, anorexia, Tyler Clementi committed suicide for he was bullied and cyber bullied. Amanda Todd committed suicide and died on October 10, 2012, Tyler Clementi committed suicide on September 22, 2010. Amanda Todd died in British Columbia, Canada, Tyler Clementi died in New York City, New York, U.S and he was 18 years old when he committed suicide. In the United States, suicide is currently the eighth leading cause of death for Americans, and for young adults between the ages of 15 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death. Amanda Todd's story is more popular than Tyler clementi's story Amanda Todd was the girl who was cyber bullied and then committed suicide.
Horrific injuries were inflicted upon everyone in the blast radius, upon women and children, and the lasting effects have still yet to fade. The psychological effects are unknown as well. Many survivors were most likely traumatized by seeing their entire lives turned to ruin, seeing family members dead, seeing their entire community turned to ashes. Thousands of years of culture, food, and literature was lost at the insensitivity of U.S. generals. Even though “The American government estimated 1,000,000 lives lost in a war”, civilians did not deserve to suffer for the sake of others (Zenger).
From 2007 to 2010, the national unemployment rate for American Indians increased 7.7% to 15.2%. The largest employers for American Indians are Tribal and Federal governments on the reservations. Many are forced to look for work outside of the reservation and receive lower wages that leave them failing to meet their basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing. “A major cause of poverty in Native American communities is the persistent lack of opportunity. Only 36 percent of males in high-poverty Native American communities have full-time, year-round employment.” (Rodgers, 2013) The overall percentage of American Indians living below the federal poverty line is 28.2% (2008, American Indians Census Facts).
For Native Americans to be subjected to racism in their own land is even harder to believe. Statistics show us that Native Americans have twice the rate of violence against them as the average American citizen. They are the victim of violence by other races more than 70 percent of the time. Why is it that we as a nation do not realize that this is true? Why is it that crimes against Native Americans go unpunished?
In Canada, healthcare is provided to its citizens regardless if the individual is able to pay for healthcare service or not. But Canada and the United States both have negatives and positives within their health care systems for instance; the United States is known for providing exceptional health care to its residents; although for one to utilize all of the available options you have to pay for services. In Canada although health services are provided to everyone, the waiting time for citizens to be seen in the hospitals and clinics is a long one. After assessing both countries health care systems we are now able to understand and identify what is working and what needs