Colonial Comparison Essay

1093 words - 5 pages

Compare and Contrast
America has always been a land of diversity but also a land of unity. This statement also applied to the first English settlements that were established here in North America. In the beginning years of America, the colonies could be divided into three regional areas: New England colonies, middle colonies and the southern colonies. Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island comprised the northern colonies; New York, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania made up the middle colonies; and Virginia, Maryland, Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia composed the southern colonies. These three colonial areas had both similarities and differences that will ...view middle of the document...

This in turn allowed farmers to offer such fine agricultural and tobacco products to the global trade system which the colonies relied on. However all these goods that came and went across the world was mainly produced by indentured servants or enslaved Africans and African Americans.

The three regions of colonies; the New England, middle and southern colonies heavily relied on slavery, and indentured servants to help promote and continue the economic growth of the colonies and eventually America. Indentured servants were “young men and women, usually unemployed and poor, who were given free passage to America, plus basic needs such as food, shelter and clothing, in exchange for labor, usually four to seven years” (Norton 41). These were laborers that were in high demand due to the quick growing economic scene in the colonies. African’s and African slaves were considered property and used as laborers for especially in the southern and middle colonies on plantations and farms. Although slaves would cost more than indentured servants, they were still more valuable because they become property of the owner till they died. The colonists established a sense of racial and cultural superiority to slaves that resulted in the evolution and creation of racism; that is still a heavily debated and problematic issue that still afflicts our great nation today.

The three regions of colonies all had very comparable similarities, as they were all democratic; however they ran their democratic government in different ways. The Middle Colonies felt that they needed their government to be separated from their church. The New England Colonies, however were quite opposite from the middle colonies because they functioned their government on a system in which priests ruled in the name of God or a god, which means the church, controlled the government. However all of these regions still were largely dependent of England.

The Southern Colonies were the least concerned with government since the southern colonies mainly comprised of a small group of people having a firm control over the region. This meant that the wealthy plantation owners controlled the government because they were the only people who could afford to pay for all their own expenses. Even though the three colonies were all self-ruled, they all had distinguishing features. Politics in the colonies varied as much as...

Other Essays Like Colonial Comparison

Evolusi Perusahaan Mnc Di Hongkong Dan Singapura

2013 words - 9 pages traced to the British colonial period with the outward FDI of British companies based in these countries and some Chinese immigrants in Singapore. Thus, MNCs based in the Asian newly industrialized city states have a far longer history by comparison to MNCs based in the Asian newly industrialized countries with larger domestic markets, Taiwan and South Korea. With an outward FDI stock of $47.6 billion in 1998 or some 1.2 per cent of the

Book Review - Things Fall Apart

1440 words - 6 pages BOOK REVIEW Title and Bibliographic Citation: Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1996. Things fall apart is a book written by Chinua Achebe to serve the purpose of answering inaccurate stereotypes which colonial countries have about Africans. Chinua Achebe is a Nigerian born author who is widely known and recognized as the father of African literature. He was born on November 16, 1930, in Ogidi, a large village in

Compare and Contrast

1463 words - 6 pages methods and motivations of exploration were unique from one state to the other. As Europeans continued their explorations, we will examine the similarities and differences on how the Spanish (1492-1548) and English (1584-1648) conducted their exploration and expansion. Comparison Between the British and Spanish in North America The first Spanish to arrive in America was Hernan Cortes in 1519. He did the groundwork for the creation of the

Rwanda: Mamdami's Argument And Suggestion For Reform

1195 words - 5 pages or Tutsi and how historical, geographical, and political components made these identities. A colonial term for genocide is “ethnic cleansing”, making the world new again so change can occur (Mamdani 12). HISTORY: To understand the Rwandan genocide, it is crucial to look at the historical events that lead up to 1994. The Hutu and Twa were the original inhabitants till the 1300’s when Tutsis’ migrated into Rwanda. By the

"The Scarlet Letter" By Nathaniel Hawthorne. Essay Discusses Themes, Plot, And Symbolism

1217 words - 5 pages The Scarlet Letter is set in the colonial time period in Boston, Massachusetts when accusations of trivial crimes and dull felonies were high. But not all were for nothing. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's book, he depicts the scene of everyday life in colonial towns where the every move of everyone is either ripped apart and criticized or put on high. This very well describes the book. Hester Prynne, the main character, committed adultery and was

The Pros And Cons Of Capital Punishment

1275 words - 6 pages The topic of capital punishment is one that is highly debated in our society today. Capital punishment is the ultimate punishment our society can give one for their actions. On the other hand, it is viewed as a denial of human rights that promotes more violence in our society. Religious states that in the United States, over 13,000 people have been legally executed since colonial times. ("Religious Tolerance") Is capital

Why Was World War One a Global War?

2436 words - 10 pages colonies of both the Axis and Allies. There were colonial ambitions and motives of Japan, Australia, New Zealand and even South Africa. These colonial outposts for the Allies strike at the German colonies because they finally see a chance to conquer those territories for which they have wanted for so long. Thirdly, it is important to look at the economic reasons as to why World War One was global. Within the economic boundaries of the war, the

Prisons in America

2658 words - 11 pages Respective Owners, 23 Jan. 2013. Web. 25 June 2013. Kennedy, Bruce. "A Surprising Reversal in America's Prison Population." MSNMoney. Microsoft, 24 June 2013. Web. 25 June 2013. Lynch, Jack. " The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's Official History and Citizenship Website." Cruel and Unusual: Prisons and Prison Reform : The Colonial Williamsburg Official History & Citizenship Site. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, June 2011. Web

The Westminster System and Corruption

846 words - 4 pages majority of Britain’s Caribbean colonies gained independence. Yet while the colonial power had formally departed, it left in place political institutions and norms based on Britain’s Westminster model of government. The essential features of the system are:  The Government is chosen by the democratically elected lower house. The government requires the continuing support of a majority of members of that chamber to stay in office.  The head

Innovative or Simply Post-Modern? New Paradigms in the Study of "Civil War"

3146 words - 13 pages the early 21st century. The study framework, which came to be called the Collier-Hoeffler Model, examined 78 five-year increments when civil war occurred from 1960 to 1999, as well as 1,167 five-year increments of "no civil war" for comparison, and subjected the data set to regression analysis to see the effect of various factors. The factors that were shown to have a statistically significant effect on the chance that a civil war would occur in

World War Iii

1396 words - 6 pages World War III Name: Date: Class: Subject: Part 1: Introduction and Summary The article by Roger Cohen is a conversation between a naïve daughter and a loving mother who is trying to explain a complex global phenomenon. It is a chilling comparison of the circumstances that led to the World War 1 and the position that the world is finding itself in 2015. The

Related Papers

Post Colonial Thoughts Of Iqbal, Jinnah, Nehru And Gandhi

4707 words - 19 pages ideal nation of creating primordial villages against the stance of imagination and invention of nations supported the concept of primordialism. Yet, as larger communities already existed and the extent of villager’s factual acknowledgement to nation in comparison to their imaginative acceptance of nation was unrealized at that time, we can safely conclude that Gandhi’s nation primarily supported modernity. Nehru’s Post-Colonial Nation Nehru

Stephen Biko Essay

925 words - 4 pages giving the world an industrial and military look, but the great gift has to come from Africa- giving the world a more human face” (47) Even though African countries may be behind in comparison to some other world powers, they are not fully masked by any label. Their distinct culture, economic growth, and continued economic rise in the modern world makes them a combination of neo-colonial, post-colonial, and post-independent. {draw:frame} {draw:frame}

Comparison And Contrasts Of The Colonies

1141 words - 5 pages COMPARISON AND CONTRAST OF COLONIES 1 Comparisons and Contrasts of the Colonies of Virginia and Massachusetts Vincent W. Daquilante Excelsior College COMPARISON AND CONTRAST OF COLONIES 2 Abstract This paper will discuss the differences between the colonies of Virginia and Massachusetts in colonial America. I will discuss the differences between the early peoples who migrated to each colony as well as their relations with the

The Impact Of Education In "No Longer At Ease"

3709 words - 15 pages texts. It argues that Western culture is Eurocentric, meaning it presents European values as natural and universal, while Eastern ideas are, for example, inferior, immoral, or savage. What post-colonial literary criticism does is analyze literature written both by colonial powers and by those who were colonized in order to look at the cultural impact of colonization. After further analysis are done regarding the impact of foreign education in