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How and Why the Jamestown Settlers [Messed] Up final

| Friday, August 1st, 2014

Jamestown, the first permanent colony in the United States, was settled by predominantly gentlemen and skilled craftsmen sent by the Virginia Company in England. The seemingly harmless decision of sending gentry and skilled workers to the unexplored land in Virginia was actually an incredible mistake, in that the settlers of Jamestown were horribly unprepared and […]

Polite and Powerful Company final

| Friday, August 1st, 2014

During the colonial era, power predominantly was determined based on your social status. This often meant high birth, since it was unlikely for the poor to move that far up the social ladder around that time. Power meant a few different things during this time period, and some of that power translated into social power, […]

Personal and Political unrest final

| Friday, August 1st, 2014

Following the acts resulting from the French and Indian War, there was some tension within the colonies against Great Britain, as the colonists believed that their rights were being impeded by the Crown. However, other personal endeavors also contributed to the sentiment for the colonies to declare independence. These personal sentiments existed strongly in one […]

Polite and Powerful Society

| Sunday, July 27th, 2014

During the colonial era, power predominantly was obtained based on your social status. This often meant high birth, since it was unlikely for the poor to move that far up the social ladder around that time. Power meant a few different things during this time period, and some of that power translated into social power, […]

How and Why the Jamestown Settlers [Messed] UP

| Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Jamestown, the first permanent colony in the United States, was settled by predominantly gentlemen and skilled craftsmen sent by the Virginia Company in England. The seemingly harmless decision of sending gentry and skilled workers to the unexplored land in Virginia was actually an incredible mistake, in that the settlers of Jamestown were horribly unprepared and […]