From Document 2, it shows that the South relies on slavery for their economy. According to Document 3, some people in the South, such as Hinton Helper, did not like that, and thought their economy was weak. The North, according to Document 2, had a better economy and made about $1,345,000,000 more yearly in manufactured goods than the South. The South required more and more slaves in order to keep their economy running. Plantations were a big part of the economy in the South because that’s where they grew their cotton, and without slaves, the plantations would die.
The people of Virginia couldn’t grow enough of it, but didn’t resort to slavery right away. Slaves were few in the area, only a few that were bought there from the Caribbean, where they were often used for sugar cane. With the increasing demand for tobacco, the southern colonies needed a bigger labor force. Farmers and indentured servants couldn’t keep up with the demand for tobacco. Slaves were very successful for growing sugar cane, so eventually the southern colonies called for them to be bought over.
Slavery Slavery is often viewed as an embarrassment to America’s History. Yet, without it, America would not be the great establishment that it is today. The arrival of African slaves helped build a strong economy in Colonial North America. Early settlers ventured to the New World for several reasons, but the most important one was gold. Colonists in Virginia were more concerned about wealth than they were with surviving and learning how to live off of the land.
One English king noticed how much the woolen merchants were making in Flanders. So he invited them to England, gave them a tax break, and soon the English were making all the money. Others like the Spanish sort of missed the boat. They had all this gold and silver from the americas and it used to import goods into spain. The only ones who got rich, were the non spanish merchants.
I do not think this qualifies as a just statement because Parliament only composed of British representatives, and no Colonist representatives, therefore, no Colonist could back up their viewpoint or dispute any taxes enforced, only the British would have say in what would be a just or unjust tax. In addition, many of the British, who moved to the New World, inherited new ways of life and were no longer under the influence from the English—with a new
The industrial revolution took place due to an agricultural revolution that occurred because of an increasing population. The introduction of enclosed farming meant that the poorer people lost out and travelled to towns to seek work. The domestic system meant that many people worked from home, spinning and weaving cotton brought in from North America. They were paid a fraction of the cost that it was eventually sold for. Entrepreneurs started to create new inventions that would speed up the process of spinning and weaving meaning more cotton could be produced and exported.
Since Europeans were experiencing great economic gain, because they had the slaves and native peoples working for them, European countries with established colonies in the Americas began to become increasingly richer. This sparked a social change since an increase in finances led to an increase the power that kings and authority figures in Europe possessed. However, a negative social aspect that occurred due to Europeans immigrating to the Americas was that they brought diseases from their home countries that the native peoples weren’t exposed to before. This caused a devastating decrease in the population of the Native Americans throughout this time
The laws enlisted upon Athens were Draco’s laws, which pitted the wealthy against the poor and started this entire divide between social classes. Following Draco’s laws, the poor citizens had to mortgage parts of their lands to wealthier citizens in exchange for food and seeds for plants. This resolved in many poor citizens enslaving themselves to clear their debts (3). While, Solon’s laws were not as severe and also covered most aspects of society, including: marriage, economy, crime, punishment and politics. Although, Solon’s laws did not establish a democracy, they were a crucial step towards Athenian democracy.
Slavery, while not a huge issue at the time, was introduced because of the labor tobacco-growing required. Each region settled by the English colonists found great ways of profit: in the New England colonies was shipbuilding and fishing, the Middle Atlantic Colonies' main profits came from both land and sea, and the Southern Colonies' profit was mainly dependent on agriculture. America was not so dependent on Europe and did trade foodstuffs and other desirable goods with the Europeans, but continued to trade and be ruled by the British government. Unfortunately, America's desire to profit and grow became limited due to
But it also had its downsides: it spread its benefits unevenly; depersonalized commercial transactions, created difficult economic relationships that destabilized the economy; depended on an enormous wage labor force, made up of tens of thousands of workers men, women, and children by the 1840s, when such labor was generally seen as a temporary evil at best and seemed to carry disease and moral vice to the nation's rural, supposedly "purer" interior. On balance, though, the canal's success represented the virtues of "free labor," and thus it contributed to some northerners' sense of cultural superiority over southern slave