In the 17th century, after the Native Americans were forcefully chased off of their land, the European immigrants moved to Virginia, which increased the warfare between them and the Americans. In addition, the Africans who went through the Middle Passage from Africa dealt with terrible working conditions, which caused many families to fall apart. Their family life was hard in times like these because of their poor living conditions. Meanwhile, many diseases had spread within the American Indians. According to the statistics, half of the marriages ended before the 7th anniversary, because of a partner’s death. This must have been an extremely hard time for these European families who were present around the 1640’s. The enslaved African Americans also had rough times throughout the history. We all have heard the struggles they went through during the slavery, and I could only imagine how hard family life was like. Most women had unusual birth rates because of the conditions they had to deal with. The African family life changed to more of a European lifestyle, and they adopted their clothes, food, and other practices. Slave marriages never happened in an official church. If the owner felt like selling the slave after the slave’s marriage, the slave had no choice but break up the marriage and do the assigned task. Another event like the Revolutionary War changed the family life because the majority of the men left for war, which led to leaving their family at home.
I. Introduction The economy of Singapore is increasing rapidly yet it is also facing the threat of declining birth rate which causes the aging population. This fact is cited in two articles of Wendy Tan and Grace Chua from The Strait Times Interactive Website which are attached in this report. It can be argued that Singapore is not alone among developed nations in having a declining birth rate, ...
Furthermore, as animals are very useful to our needs, our history has used them greatly to help with a number of things. The Longwool Sheep has a long and healthy coat of wool that was used in many ways. They were mainly found in New Zealand and Australia, but now are rare in most areas. Another animal was the American Cream Draft Horse, which is one of the most rare horses with just over 500 left in North America. They were originated in North America and weigh about 1,500 pounds! These horses must be well kept since they were rare, and I wonder how expensive those horses will be. Some of the muscular animals like the Lineback Oxen are mainly trained to work. They were the trucks and bulldozers in the 18th century, which made them very useful for strong work. They were also used for their meat and milk, which originated from England. I suppose this animal was easy to train as they are kept with a good attitude and not many fear against this friendly animal. These animals were essential in the earlier years, and should be studied about because of how much importance they had in each role.
During the 18th century, everyone considered Christmas to be the most important feast in the Christian lives. Everyone planned to attend church on Christmas Day to meditate on the gospel, which was read by the priest about Jesus Christ’s birth. It was considered to be such a long night, when everyone gathered together next to a fireplace, which is interesting because I’ve only seen that on television. All that the 18th century people had was a fireplace to keep them warm during the winter, when now people have certain heating devices in their houses to keep them warm. This shows how Christmas has changed over time. The candles also played an important role on Christmas. People welcome the birth of Jesus Christ by lighting the candles. Some slaves were sometimes given 3-5 days off from work during Christmas time, so that they can visit their family. Back then; gift exchanging did not take place as it does today. Gifts were usually given from a superior to an inferior. The master might give a coin or a cup of wine for his slave. The most interesting information that I’ve found in one of the videos was the use of Christmas guns, and no one knows where it originated. The gun was used to communicate from one farm to another.
Good Eats A pig isn't dumb. In the old Chicago slaughterhouses, pigs lifted by their hindquarters knew something bad was about to happen. With their throats slit they could unleash a hellish scream. Their lifeless bodies then passed along the rest of the disassembly line. America has moved on from that point in history. In America it could be said that the 20 th century was spent recognizing those ...
Shooting the gun on Christmas Day was considered equal to wishing someone “Merry Christmas”. Apparently, this tradition is still being followed in parts of Virginia and North Carolina. The term “Wassail” was an English tradition, which was also popular in America during the 18th century. Wassail is an alcoholic beverage, which is heated with spices, fruit, and sugar. People went to the wassail orchard and thanked the trees for the cider and fruit, encouraging them to grow more next year. In the 18th century, gardening and agriculture were the dominant factor in family. Arthur Shurcliff was the original landscape architect, and he had a collection of gardens. He was an early pioneer and studied the old maps to learn authentic ways of colonial gardening. He traveled throughout England and found ideas that contribute to his creativity. For the early colonial pioneers, taking care of their yards and farming was a popular thing to do. I believe gardening is used today as well because we see most of the houses with well condition yards and gardens. There are a series of methods in creating a garden and as time passes and new methods are being created due to the technology.