The excerpt from Clarence Ver Steeg’s The Formative Years tells why people were exported to America. The English were overcrowded, and wanted more people to settle in there new colony, America. The people they exported were low life people like slaves, criminals, and unwanted people. John Winthrop believed that the Puritans moved to England to follow there King, but not follow his religious beliefs. James Adams believed that the primary motive for people to move to America was to not follow the King’s laws.
Some of these inventions were electricity, the sewing machine, the telephone, and the Model T Ford. This expansion and new era of living was very important in the growth of America. The expansion of America was very important to the growth of the national economy. America could only go so long as an agricultural economic country before it would either stop growing or have to change. America had the resources to solely rely on agricultural, but the incoming of new inventions made it harder to pass up a great opportunity and America had to use these innovations to their advantage.
The colonists that came to Virginia were initially coming as single males to find gold and treasure. They wanted to come to America to get rich and start over. The New England colonists were just a bunch of aristocrats who were searching for religious freedom. The New England society was built off of family units with proven worth back at the homeland. They started off right away by sending over family units instead of single males like the Virginia colony was started.
Along with new farmers came new products that the United States (US) could ship out to other countries as a profit. While farmers were moving West and gaining more land, they soon figured out that they needed a quick and easy way to transport their goods back east for sale. Shortly after, the invention of steam boats, rail roads, and thoughts of canals came into play. Canals allowed products to be shipped to the
Another reason for migration was the idea of primogeniture, which allowed the eldest son to inherit the wealth; leaving others desperate and in hopes of finding riches overseas. Also, many fled to America to escape peonage or prison. These social concerns in England ended up populating the colonies because people believed they would find a better life in America. The second major way that England shaped the colonies were the English politics. At some points, colonists seemingly were allowed plenty of freedom, while other times they were under strict English rule.
People across the world come here in hopes of the “American Dream” and for some, it does happen, but at what cost? How many come in hopes of finding a better life but just realize that to find a better life they must leave behind culture and previous ways of life. They realize that although they come here to be accepted, they’re isolated and in some cases looked down upon by the natives, in this case Americans. Immigration has always been an issue to some natives, viewing immigrants as people who take and ruin their turf, rather than just trying to share it. In “The House on Mango Street” the author, Sandra Cisneros, really shows us all the troubles an immigrant faces like isolation and the struggle of assimilation.
Throughout the early 17th century, the English had managed to land in the differing regions of America, such as New England, the Middle colonies and the Southern colonies. In these regions, the colonists managed to adapt to their surroundings and build permanent settlements such as Jamestown in 1607 and the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. Although geography played a large factor, religious reasons and strong leadership were crucial roles in the development of the colonies Each region had their own advantages when it came to their geography, influencing what the colonists would do to thrive. In the Southern colonies, the soil was fertile and the climate was warm which meant a longer growing season. Because of this, the Southern colonists made their living off farming cash crops, such as rice, usually in plantations.
While Massachusetts Bay utilized more of a subsistence economy, growing enough food for their community and without a concern for wealth, Virginia’s agricultural industry was commercial and geared toward bringing in huge profits. The founding of Virginia was an attempt to reap the material rewards of the New World. Therefore the settlers of Virginia mostly grew tobacco for export and depended on the money they made from these exports for subsistence. The hunger to earn more and more profits gave the settlers the motivation to improve their methods and drove the demand for slaves in that area. All of these gains added to the wealth and supposedly the happiness of those in the upper echelons of Virginian society.
Undoubtedly China has succumbed to a dramatic shift in improving economic development and with that comes the need for rapid rural urbanisation. Setting out to achieve this rural urbanisation needs the component of re-educating the rural population so they understand the trend. Modernisation can be interpreted as Westernisation and this may be a detrimental cost of cultural loss. However, urbanisation can be said as a cherished dream that is shared amongst the Chinese population. The Chinese government has set key modernisation boundaries to serve as a catalyst for strong economic growth which include; agriculture and industry.
In order to live off the land, the Sumerians needed to keep their irrigation systems up and running to prevent flooding or drought by the surrounding rivers. “The rich soil produced abundant crops of barley, emmer (a kind of wheat), beans, olives, grapes, and flax” (Hollar, 2011, p. 20). For the first time in history, the Sumerians were able to feed everybody on the land. “This great change in living habits brought about civilization— defined as a city-based society held together by economic enterprises” (Hollar, 2011, p.20). Eventually, the plow was invented which made farming easier for the Sumerians.