In 1835 the Cherokee Nation was divided and despondent. On May 17, 1837, General William Scott and 7000 men in the United States army began the invasion of the Cherokee Nation. Men, women, and children were taken from their homes and put into makeshift forts with minimal food and facilities. The Indians were forced to then march a thousand miles. With the lack of food and the conditions over 4000 Cherokees died as a result.
There was a series of treaties and military defeat against the Native Americans. American Indians were limited to a degree of self-government and lived on reservations. Over two hundred and fifty thousand Natives lived in the United States of America during this time. Throughout history, Indians have been looked at as if they could not defend their own interests. This is completely opposite of the way it really is.
many hunters and gatherers lived along the coastal plains of modern Syria and Israel and in the valleys and hills near the Zagros Mountains (Kreis 2013). Instead of constantly having to travel for food, they would find themselves staying in one region and start using what was around them. This was the beginning of civilization as we know it. Sumerian civilization was not just a civilization, but also a foundation for many civilizations that followed which adopted and implemented many of its developments and inventions (Kreis 2013). One of the biggest contributions to civilization by the Sumerians, Egyptians, and Hebrews was the invention of agriculture.
Amish Culture: Old Order System The Amish are a relatively young society dating back to only 1693 Europe. The Amish can now be found in Pennsylvania, Northeast Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. They live in settlements separated from the rest of the nearby cultures so that there is no fighting over the natural resources and in order to limit the ways of modern day society. Due to this separation, the Amish have had to develop their own mode of subsistence; this essay will outline their way of life, forged through agriculture, and how it plays a key role in the Amish’s beliefs, values, kinship, and social organization. In order to understand the Amish and their agricultural ways, it is first important to understand what exactly a mode of subsistence is.
The effects were catastrophic. With the convicts, soldiers and settlers came diseases to which Aboriginal people had no resistance - typhoid, flu, smallpox and venereal disease. The next hundred years saw Aboriginal people forced out of their country, dispossessed of habitable land, shot, poisoned and massacred as successive waves of British settlers sought land for building, agriculture, grazing and mining. Rape and abduction of Aboriginal women and girls were common. Some tribes at first welcomed or tolerated the newcomers, but as it became clear that the British intended to stay, conflict escalated.
Five groups that were affected by industrialization were Native Americans, immigrants to the U.S., women, children and farmers. Due to expansion into the west, more and more Native American tribes were forced to move away from their ancestral lands and slowly had their culture wiped out (“The Industrial Revolution in America,” 2013). They also were attacked by the U.S. government if they refused to move out and were often times slaughtered (Ryan, 2012). Because of the need for labor during Industrialization, more immigrants than ever before came into the country, with some twenty-five million between 1870 and 1920 ("Civil War and Industrial Expansion, 1860–1897 (Overview)," 1999). They were forced to live in squalor, however, being discriminated against and paid the lowest wages possible, hardly enough to live by (“The Industrial Revolution in America,” 2013).
It is during this time, in the fictional town of Maycomb in southern Alabama, that the novel is set. The Great Depression brought distress to many people throughout America. It was with the Wall Street Crash in October 1929 that suddenly ended the strong American economy, and the Great Depression began. The crash led to many companies and banks closing, and industries suffering as no one wanted to spend any money. Many were left unemployed and had to take to the road to find work.
The genocide in Darfur, Sudan has already caused hundreds of thousands of Darfuris to die and cause more than 2 million people to be homeless. The genocide began in early 2003 when members of two rebel groups revolted against the Sudanese government in Khartoum alleging systematic neglect of the inhabitants of Darfur. The two rebel groups are the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA). The government responded by launching an assault against these two rebel groups. Black Arabs were being discriminated against because they were black and they were being told that they weren't in the right religion.
When the Civil War started in the 1860’s, it ripped the country apart, losing honor and pride as a whole in the process. In the Civil War, the two sides, The Union and the Confederacy, were fighting over morals, which, at the time, was slavery. Over the several year span of the war, a lot of battles, in excess of 10 thousand, were fought and a lot of soldiers, in excess of over sixty thousand, were lost. The war pitted brother against brother, tearing apart friendships and family ties. As honor was being restored, things were happening as to remember all the lives that were lost.
The Africans, meanwhile, were also enslaved, first by their own people, then by the Arabs, then by the Europeans. The slavery of African people in the last millennium was one of, if not the greatest tragedies in human history. It is also known as the African diaspora. (Diaspora literally means “A removal of a people from their original homeland”.) Thousands of people died and it started racial tension that still exists today.